History

MLS Awards - By Award

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MVP | Goalkeeper of the Year | Golden Boot | Coach of the Year | Rookie of the Year | Defender of the Year | Goal of the Year | Newcomer of the Year | Comeback Player of the Year

 


 

MVP

1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny
1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
2001: Alex Pineda Chacón – Miami Fusion
2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
2006: Christian Gómez – D.C. United
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United
2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes
2013: Mike Magee -- Chicago Fire

Goalkeeper of the Year

1996: Mark Dodd – Dallas Burn
1997: Brad Friedel – Columbus Crew
1998: Zach Thornton – Chicago Fire
1999: Kevin Hartman – LA Galaxy
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
2001: Tim Howard – MetroStars
2002: Joe Cannon – San Jose Earthquakes
2003: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
2004: Joe Cannon – Colorado Rapids
2005: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
2006: Troy Perkins – D.C. United
2007: Brad Guzan – Chivas USA
2008: Jon Busch – Chicago Fire
2009: Zach Thornton – Chivas USA
2010: Donovan Ricketts – LA Galaxy
2011: Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders
2012: Jimmy Nielsen – Sporting Kansas City
2013: Donovan Ricketts -- Portland Timbers

Golden Boot

From 1996 to 2004, the MLS Scoring Champion was determined by total number of points scored, with a goal counting as two points and an assist counting as one. In 2005, the award was renamed the Golden Boot and was determined solely by number of goals scored.

1996: Roy Lassiter – Tampa Bay Mutiny, 58 points
1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards, 41 points
1998: Stern John – Columbus Crew, 57 points
1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn, 51 points
2000: Mamadou Diallo – Tampa Bay Mutiny, 56 points
2001: Alex Pineda Chacón – Miami Fusion, 47 points
2002: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution, 52 points
2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards, 41 points
2004: Amado Guevara/Pat Noonan – MetroStars/New England Revolution, 30 points each
2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution, 17 goals
2006: Jeff Cunningham – Real Salt Lake, 16 goals
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United, 20 goals
2008: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy, 20 goals
2009: Jeff Cunningham – FC Dallas, 17 goals
2010: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes, 18 goals
2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United, 16 goals
2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes, 27 goals
2013: Camilo Sanvezzo -- Vancouver Whitecaps, 22 goals

Coach of the Year

1996: Thomas Rongen, Tampa Bay Mutiny
1997: Bruce Arena, D.C. United
1998: Bob Bradley, Chicago Fire
1999: Sigi Schmid, LA Galaxy
2000: Bob Gansler, Kansas City Wizards
2001: Frank Yallop, San Jose Earthquakes
2002: Steve Nicol, New England Revolution
2003: Dave Sarachan, Chicago Fire
2004: Greg Andrulis, Columbus Crew
2005: Dominic Kinnear, San Jose Earthquakes
2006: Bob Bradley, Chivas USA
2007: Preki, Chivas USA
2008: Sigi Schmid, Columbus Crew
2009: Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy
2010: Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas
2011: Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy
2012: Frank Yallop, San Jose Earthquakes
2013: Caleb Porter, Portland Timbers

Rookie of the Year

1996: Steve Ralston – Tampa Bay Mutiny
1997: Mike Duhaney – Tampa Bay Mutiny
1998: Ben Olsen – D.C. United
1999: Jay Heaps – Miami Fusion
2000: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire
2001: Rodrigo Faria – MetroStars
2002: Kyle Martino – Columbus Crew
2003: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire
2004: Clint Dempsey – New England Revolution
2005: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution
2006: Jonathan Bornstein – Chivas USA
2007: Maurice Edu – Toronto FC
2008: Sean Franklin – LA Galaxy
2009: Omar Gonzalez – LA Galaxy
2010: Andy Najar – D.C. United
2011: C.J. Sapong – Sporting Kansas City
2012: Austin Berry – Chicago Fire
2013: Dillon Powers -- Colorado Rapids

Defender of the Year

1996: John Doyle – San Jose Clash
1997: Eddie Pope – D.C. United
1998: Lubos Kubik – Chicago Fire
1999: Robin Fraser – LA Galaxy
2000: Peter Vermes – Kansas City Wizards
2001: Jeff Agoos – San Jose Earthquakes
2002: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire
2003: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire
2004: Robin Fraser – Columbus Crew
2005: Jimmy Conrad – Kansas City Wizards
2006: Bobby Boswell – D.C. United
2007: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution
2008: Chad Marshall – Columbus Crew
2009: Chad Marshall – Columbus Crew
2010: Jamison Olave – Real Salt Lake
2011: Omar Gonzalez – LA Galaxy
2012: Matt Besler – Sporting Kansas City
2013: Jose Goncalves -- New England Revolution

Goal of the Year

1996: Eric Wynalda – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – April 6, 1996
1997: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United vs. New England Revolution – August 27, 1997
1998: Brian McBride – Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire – July 9, 1998
1999: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United at Miami Fusion – May 22, 1999
2000: Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew – April 22, 2000
2001: Clint Mathis – MetroStars vs. Dallas Burn – April 28, 2001
2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew – July 27, 2002
2003: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew – August 13, 2003
2004: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – August 2, 2004
2005: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy – October 15, 2005
2006: Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United – September 30, 2006
2007: Cuauhtémoc Blanco – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake – August 18, 2007
2008: Will Johnson – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas – October 18, 2008
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution – August 8, 2009
2010: Marco Pappa – Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes – April 10, 2010
2011: Darlington Nagbe – Portland Timbers vs. Sporting KC – July 2, 2011
2012: Patrick Ianni – Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC – June 20, 2012
2013: Camilo Sanvezzo -- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers -- October 6, 2013

Newcomer of the Year

2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
2008: Darren Huckerby – San Jose Earthquakes
2009: Fredy Montero – Seattle Sounders FC
2010: Alvaro Saborio – Real Salt Lake
2011: Mauro Rosales – Seattle Sounders FC
2012: Federico Higuain – Columbus Crew
2013: Diego Valeri -- Portland Timbers

Comeback Player of the Year

2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
2001: Troy Dayak – San Jose Earthquakes
2002: Chris Klein – Kansas City Wizards
2003: Chris Armas – Chicago Fire
2004: Brian Ching – San Jose Earthquakes
2005: Chris Klein – Kansas City Wizards
2006: Richard Mulrooney – FC Dallas
2007: Eddie Johnson – Kansas City Wizards
2008: Kenny Cooper – FC Dallas
2009: Zach Thornton – Chivas USA
2010: Bobby Convey – San Jose Earthquakes
2011: David Beckham – LA Galaxy
2012: Eddie Johnson – Seattle Sounders FC
2013: Kevin Alston – New England Revolution