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The end of the regular season means awards season in MLS!


Players, technical staffers (technical directors, GMs and coaches) and a select group of national and regional media will begin voting for each of the awards on Tuesday, October 17. All players on the ballots are nominated by their respective clubs.


Each voting group, representing one-third of the total vote, will have until Monday, October 23 at 5 pm ET to submit their votes. Finalists (three per award) will be announced on Tuesday, October 31. Below are the nominees from the Houston Dynamo


Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player

Juan David Cabezas
Alberth Elis
Erick Torres


Newcomer of the Year

Juan David Cabezas
Alberth Elis


Defender of the Year

Adolfo Machado
Leonardo


Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year

Tyler Deric


MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year

Andrew Wenger


Comeback Player of the Year

Erick Torres
Leonardo


Coach of the Year

Wilmer Cabrera