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Arturo Vidal or Lionel Messi? Who takes home our MVP prediction for Copa America?

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The choice may surprise you. Or not.

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Last summer's Copa America came down a battle of will against skill: Arturo Vidal's ferocious midfield tenacity against Lionel Messi's sublime touch and dribbling. Two of the world's very best players who play two very different games. It's no wonder our polling cant seperate between the two

Both of Chile and Argentina's best will be at it again this summer and our voters are evenly split on who will be the most important player of the tournament. But equally interesting is who will be rounding out the final spots of this subset in that both other nominees in our poll come from Mexico, underscoring a strong run of support for El Tri.

Bayer Leverkusen darling Chicharito and Porto midfielder Hector Herrera are both strong players on strong squads that Bayern Munich fans have seen much of over the last 13 months. Will the impressions they've made on Bayern fans carry over to the impressions they make during Copa America 2016?

Votes

Arturo Vidal: 3 votes

Lionel Messi: 3 votes

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez: 1 vote

Hector Herrera: 1 vote

Voting in this poll: Phillip Quinn, Ryan Cowper, John Dillon, John Bushnell, Valentin King, Davis VanOpdorp, George Rudnik, Luke Zimmermann