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MLS reveals finalists for MVP and other year-end awards

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NEW YORK — Major League Soccer announced the finalists for its 2011 year-end awards on Monday.

The winners will be announced over the next 10 days during the lead up to the MLS Cup final on Nov. 20, beginning with Rookie of the Year and the Xbox Fair Play Individual & Team of the Year on Tuesday and culminating on Nov. 18 with the Volkswagen MVP and Commissioner’s Award.




THE FINALISTS

Rookie of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 8

Michael Farfan (Philadelphia Union)
Perry Kitchen (D.C. United)
C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City)

Xbox 360 Individual Fair Play Finalists* – Winner to be announced Nov. 8

Darrius Barnes (New England Revolution)
Kosuke Kimura (Colorado Rapids)
Sébastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)

*Selected by MLS based on objective criteria such as fouls committed, cards received, games and minutes played, as well as subjective evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior.

Xbox 360 Team Fair Play Finalists* – Winner to be announced Nov. 8

Chivas USA
Philadelphia Union
Portland Timbers

*Selected by MLS based on objective criteria such as fewest fouls committed, cards received, and on subjective evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior.

Defender of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 9

Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake)
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
Jámison Olave (Real Salt Lake)

MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 9

Zak Boggs (New England Revolution)
Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Referee of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 9

Mark Geiger
Ricardo Salazar
Kevin Stott

Assistant Referee of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 9

Sean Hurd
Corey Rockwell
Adam Wienckowski

Coach of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 14

Bruce Arena (LA Galaxy)
Sigi Schmid (Seattle Sounders FC)
Peter Vermes (Sporting Kansas City)

Comeback Player of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 14

David Beckham (LA Galaxy)
Charlie Davies (D.C. United)
Dominic Oduro (Chicago Fire)

Goalkeeper of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 15

Kevin Hartman (FC Dallas)
Kasey Keller (Seattle Sounders FC)
Faryd Mondragón (Philadelphia Union)

Newcomer of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 15

Eric Hassli (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)
Mauro Rosales (Seattle Sounders FC)

Volkswagen Most Valuable Player Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov. 18

Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Brek Shea (FC Dallas)

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