Awards Watch Award watch! At the conclusion of the Coppa Tradizione, the following awards will be given out: Golden/Silver/Bronze Ball (most MOTMs, with ties broken up by combined goals & assists, then goals, then clean sheets, then final round reached, then least games played); Golden/Silver/Bronze Boot (most goals, with ties broken up by assists and then least games played); Golden/Silver/Bronze Playmaker, renamed from last season's Golden Creator award (award for players w/ the most assists, with ties broken up by least games played and then goals); Golden/Silver/Bronze Glove (most clean sheets, with ties broken up by GA per game and then most games played); Most Proactive User (user who gets in their games the fastest, i.e. whoever has the lowest average of days it took to get a game in) To be considered for any award, your team must have qualified for the Coppa Tradizione (sorry Confederation Cup'ers!). This season, there will be just 2 writeups- before the quarterfinals and before the semis. Here's where we stand now: Pre-Quarterfinals Awards Watch Golden Ball: A bit of a logjam at the top of the Golden Ball race. Currently 4 players have 2 MOTM awards. But breaking those four down based on tiebreakers (combined goals & assists first, goals scored second), the current rankings of those with 2 MOTMs would be: Osvaldo (Sao Paulo) [6 G, 2 A], A. Di Natale (Udinese) [4 G, 4 A], Welliton (Gremio) [4 G, 4 A], and Ze Roberto (Gremio) [0 G, 1 A]. Welliton and Di Natale are practically tied for second there (Di Natale wins out on a further tiebreaker of less games played), while Ze Roberto would likely need another MOTM performance to boost his status. Osvaldo currently leads the race, but he is the only one of the four tied players whose team has been eliminated from the Coppa. Thus, Di Natale and Welliton have to be in the driver's seat here. Golden Boot: This race is the only one as of now that's clear cut. Yet there is still plenty of time left for a shake-up as well. E. Vargas (Gremio) currently sits in the Golden Boot pole position with 7 goals so far. Behind him are Osvaldo (Sao Paulo) with 6 goals and L. Traore (Anzhi) with 5 goals. Of those with 4 goals, Welliton (Gremio), A. Di Natale (Udinese), and L. Muriel (Udinese) all are still alive in the Coppa. Yet with Osvaldo already out for the Coppa, this race may already be Vargas' to lose. Golden Playmaker: Again, another logjam here for the Golden Playmaker award, as 4 players have 4 assists. With the tiebreakers being least games played and then goals scored, the current rankings would be: A. Di Natale (Udinese) [4 GP, 4 G], S. Eto'o (Anzhi) [4 GP, 3 G], Welliton (Gremio) [5 GP, 4 G], and Ronaldinho (Atl. Mineiro) [5 GP, 0 G]. While another assist from any one of these players would boost them to the top, don't count out Ronaldinho despite already being eliminated from the tournament. If the other three players all continue to play more games and fail to record any more assists, they could fall behind the Brazilian star. Meanwhile, 4 other players still alive in the Coppa have 3 assists and could enter the race with just one more assist. Golden Glove: In 4 games, M. ter Stegen (B. M'gladbach) has yet to allow a goal, thus sitting in prime position to win the Golden Glove with 4 clean sheets to date. However, there's competition right behind him, as S. Elana (Lille OSC) has 3 clean sheets. 4 keepers have 2 clean sheets and are therefore currently battling for the Bronze Glove position. Those four would be: Victor (Atl. Mineiro), Dida (Gremio), Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo), and M. Vorm (Swansea City). Dida and Vorm are still alive in the Coppa, so don't count them out to get another clean sheet with up to three games left to play.