History

MLS Awards - By Year

1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

1996

Most Valuable Player: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny
Goalkeeper of the Year: Mark Dodd – Dallas Burn
Scoring Champion: Roy Lassiter – Tampa Bay Mutiny, 58 points
Rookie of the Year: Steve Ralston – Tampa Bay Mutiny
Defender of the Year: John Doyle – San Jose Clash
Goal of the Year: Eric Wynalda – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – April 6, 1996
Coach of the Year: Thomas Rongen – Tampa Bay Mutiny

1997

Most Valuable Player: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
Goalkeeper of the Year: Brad Friedel – Columbus Crew
Scoring Champion: Preki – Kansas City Wizards, 41 points
Rookie of the Year: Mike Duhaney – Tampa Bay Mutiny
Defender of the Year: Eddie Pope – D.C. United
Goal of the Year: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United vs. New England Revolution – August 27, 1997
Coach of the Year: Bruce Arena – D.C. United

1998

Most Valuable Player: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year: Zach Thornton – Chicago Fire
Scoring Champion: Stern John – Columbus Crew, 57 points
Rookie of the Year: Ben Olsen – D.C. United
Defender of the Year: Lubos Kubik – Chicago Fire
Goal of the Year: Brian McBride – Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire – July 9, 1998
Coach of the Year: Bob Bradley – Chicago Fire

1999

Most Valuable Player: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kevin Hartman – LA Galaxy
Scoring Champion: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
Rookie of the Year: Jay Heaps – Miami Fusion
Defender of the Year: Robin Fraser – LA Galaxy
Goal of the Year: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United at Miami Fusion – May 22, 1999
Coach of the Year: Sigi Schmid – LA Galaxy

2000

Most Valuable Player: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
Goalkeeper of the Year: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
Scoring Champion: Mamadou Diallo – Tampa Bay Mutiny, 56 points
Rookie of the Year: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire
Defender of the Year: Peter Vermes – San Jose Earthquakes
Goal of the Year: Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew – April 22, 2000
Coach of the Year: Bob Gansler – Kansas City Wizards
Comeback Player of the Year: Tony Meola -- Kansas City Wizards

2001

Most Valuable Player: Alex Pineda Chacón – Miami Fusion
Goalkeeper of the Year: Tim Howard – MetroStars
Scoring Champion: Alex Pineda Chacón – Miami Fusion, 47 points
Rookie of the Year: Rodrigo Faria – MetroStars
Defender of the Year: Jeff Agoos – San Jose Earthquakes
Goal of the Year: Clint Mathis – MetroStars vs. Dallas Burn – April 28, 2001
Coach of the Year: Frank Yallop – San Jose Earthquakes
Comeback Player of the Year: Troy Dayak -- San Jose Earthquakes

2002

Most Valuable Player: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Joe Cannon – San Jose Earthquakes
Scoring Champion: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution, 52 points
Rookie of the Year: Kyle Martino – Columbus Crew
Defender of the Year: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire
Goal of the Year: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew – July 27, 2002
Coach of the Year: Steve Nicol – New England Revolution
Comeback Player of the Year: Chris Klein -- Kansas City Wizards

2003

Most Valuable Player: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
Goalkeeper of the Year: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
Scoring Champion: Preki – Kansas City Wizards, 41 points
Rookie of the Year: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire
Defender of the Year: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire
Goal of the Year: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew – August 13, 2003
Coach of the Year: Dave Sarachan – Chicago Fire
Comeback Player of the Year: Chris Armas -- Chicago Fire

2004

Most Valuable Player: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
Goalkeeper of the Year: Joe Cannon – Colorado Rapids
Scoring Champion: Amado Guevara/Pat Noonan – MetroStars/New England Revolution, 30 points each
Rookie of the Year: Clint Dempsey – New England Revolution
Defender of the Year: Robin Fraser – Columbus Crew
Goal of the Year: 2004: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – August 2, 2004
Coach of the Year: Greg Andrulis – Columbus Crew
Comeback Player of the Year: Brian Ching -- San Jose Earthquakes

2005

Most Valuable Player: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
Goalkeeper of the Year: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
Golden Boot: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution, 17 goals
Rookie of the Year: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution
Defender of the Year: Jimmy Conrad – Kansas City Wizards
Goal of the Year: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy – October 15, 2005
Coach of the Year: Dominic Kinnear – San Jose Earthquakes
Comeback Player of the Year: Chris Klein -- Kansas City Wizards

2006

Most Valuable Player: Christian Gómez – D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year: Troy Perkins – D.C. United
Golden Boot: Jeff Cunningham – Real Salt Lake, 16 goals
Rookie of the Year: Jonathan Bornstein – Chivas USA
Defender of the Year: Bobby Boswell – D.C. United
Goal of the Year: Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United – September 30, 2006
Coach of the Year: Bob Bradley – Chivas USA
Comeback Player of the Year: Richard Mulrooney -- FC Dallas

2007

Most Valuable Player: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year: Brad Guzan – Chivas USA
Golden Boot: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United, 20 goals
Rookie of the Year: Maurice Edu – Toronto FC
Defender of the Year: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution
Goal of the Year: Cuauhtémoc Blanco – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake – August 18, 2007
Coach of the Year: Preki – Chivas USA
Comeback Player of the Year: Eddie Johnson -- Kansas City Wizards

2008

Most Valuable Player: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
Goalkeeper of the Year: Jon Busch – Chicago Fire
Golden Boot: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy, 20 goals
Rookie of the Year: Sean Franklin – LA Galaxy
Defender of the Year: Chad Marshall – Columbus Crew
Goal of the Year: Will Johnson – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas – October 18, 2008
Coach of the Year: Sigi Schmid – Columbus Crew
Comeback Player of the Year: Kenny Cooper -- FC Dallas

2009

Most Valuable Player: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Zach Thornton – Chivas USA
Golden Boot: Jeff Cunningham – FC Dallas, 17 goals
Rookie of the Year: Omar Gonzalez – LA Galaxy
Defender of the Year: Chad Marshall – Columbus Crew
Goal of the Year: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution – August 8, 2009
Coach of the Year: Bruce Arena – LA Galaxy
Comeback Player of the Year: Zach Thornton -- Chivas USA

2010

Most Valuable Player: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
Goalkeeper of the Year: Donovan Ricketts – LA Galaxy
Golden Boot: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes, 18 goals
Rookie of the Year: Andy Najar – D.C. United
Defender of the Year: Jamison Olave – Real Salt Lake
Goal of the Year: Marco Pappa – Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes – April 10, 2010
Coach of the Year: Schellas Hyndman – FC Dallas
Comeback Player of the Year: Bobby Convey -- New England Revolution

2011

Most Valuable Player: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders
Golden Boot: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United, 16 goals
Rookie of the Year: C.J. Sapong – Sporting Kansas City
Defender of the Year: Omar Gonzalez – LA Galaxy
Goal of the Year: Darlington Nagbe – Portland Timbers vs. Sporting KC – July 2, 2011
Coach of the Year: Bruce Arena – LA Galaxy
Comeback Player of the Year: David Beckham -- LA Galaxy

2012

Most Valuable Player: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes
Goalkeeper of the Year: Jimmy Nielsen – Sporting Kansas City
Golden Boot: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes, 27 goals
Rookie of the Year: Austin Berry – Chicago Fire
Defender of the Year: Matt Besler – Sporting Kansas City
Goal of the Year: Patrick Ianni – Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC – June 20, 2012
Coach of the Year: Frank Yallop – San Jose Earthquakes
Comeback Player of the Year: Eddie Johnson -- Seattle Sounders

2013

Most Valuable Player: Mike Magee -- Chicago Fire
Goalkeeper of the Year: Donovan Ricketts -- Portland Timbers
Golden Boot: Camilo – Vancouver Whitecaps, 22 goals
Rookie of the Year: Dillon Powers – Colorado Rapids
Defender of the Year: Jose Goncalves – New England Revolution
Goal of the Year: Camilo Sanvezzo -- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders -- October 6, 2013
Coach of the Year: Caleb Porter – Portland Timbers
Comeback Player of the Year: Kevin Alston  New England Revolution

2014

Most Valuable Player: Robbie Keane -- LA Galaxy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Bill Hamid -- D.C. United
Golden Boot: Bradley Wright-Phillips -- New York Red Bulls, 27 goals
Rookie of the Year: Tesho Akindele -- FC Dallas
Defender of the Year: Chad Marshall – Seattle Sounders
Goal of the Year: Obafemi Martins -- Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes -- May 17, 2014
Coach of the Year: Ben Olsen – D.C. United
Comeback Player of the Year: Rodney Wallace -- Portland Timbers