Wizards earn team honor, while Sealy, Conrad and Klein named finalists for MLS awards

KANSAS CITY, MO - Major League Soccer
announced today that the Kansas City Wizards were selected as the recipient
of the 2005 Kraft Global Team Fair Play award, recognizing the team with the
fewest disciplinary points during the course of the regular season.

The Wizards claimed the Kraft Global Team Fair Play award for accumulating
the fewest disciplinary points during the 2005 campaign (327.5 points, using
a formula for fouls committed, cautions and ejections). Kansas City
committed a League-low 389 fouls and were issued just 41 cautions, also the
fewest in MLS. This marks the third time in franchise history that Kansas
City has earned the Team Fair Play Award (1998 and 2002).

In addition to the team award, three Wizards players were among the
finalists for MLS year-end awards including forward Scott Sealy - Gatorade
Rookie of the Year, defender Jimmy Conrad - MLS Defender of the Year, and
Chris Klein - MLS Comeback Player of the Year.

Sealy, the 11th overall pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, led all rookies in
scoring with 9 goals this season. He also added two assists while appearing
in 28 matches for the Wizards, including 20 starts. The Wake Forest product
split time this season with the Wizards and with the Trinidad & Tobago
National Team.

Conrad was named a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year for the second
consecutive season. He was once again the linchpin of the Wizards defense,
anchoring the back line. He started and played in 25 matches this season,
surrounding stints with the U.S. National Team for the 2005 Gold Cup and
World Cup Qualifying.

Klein suffered a devastating ACL tear in his left knee in August of 2004
that cut short his season. The second torn ACL of his career, Klein spent
the offseason rehabbing and regaining the strength that made him a threat
both with the Wizards and U.S. National Team in 2004 before the injury. He
returned in 2005 to co-captain the Wizards, starting 31 matches, and
matching a career high in goals scored (7) while recording a career high 9
assists.

Major League Soccer will announce each of the individual award winners over
the next several weeks leading up to the 2005 MLS Cup Final. The Final will
take place at the new Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, TX on Sunday, November 13th
(2:30 p.m. CT on ABC).

Kraft Global Fair Play Award Team Winners:

2005: Kansas City Wizards

2004: Columbus Crew

2003: New England Revolution

2002: Kansas City Wizards

2001: San Jose Earthquakes

2000: Tampa Bay Mutiny

1999: Columbus Crew

1998: Kansas City Wizards

1997: Columbus Crew

Awards Finalists

Gatorade Rookie of the Year Finalists

Michael Parkhurst - New England Revolution

Chris Rolfe - Chicago Fire

Scott Sealy - Kansas City Wizards

MLS Comeback Player of the Year Finalists

Ronald Cerritos - San Jose Earthquakes

Herculez Gomez - Los Angeles Galaxy

Chris Klein - Kansas City Wizards

MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Finalists

Joe Cannon - Colorado Rapids

Pat Onstad - San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Reis - New England Revolution

Kraft Global Fair Play Finalists - Individual

Brian Carroll - D.C. United

Ronald Cerritos - San Jose Earthquakes

Justin Mapp - Chicago Fire

MLS Coach of the Year Finalists

Dominic Kinnear - San Jose Earthquakes

Steve Nicol - New England Revolution

Peter Nowak - D.C. United

MLS Defender of the Year Finalists

Danny Califf - San Jose Earthquakes

Jimmy Conrad - Kansas City Wizards

Tyrone Marshall - Los Angeles Galaxy

Honda MLS Most Valuable Player Finalists

Dwayne De Rosario - San Jose Earthquakes

Jaime Moreno - D.C. United

Taylor Twellman - New England Revolution

OSI Referee of the Year Finalists

Brian Hall

Abbey Okulaja

Kevin Stott

Schedule of Awards Announcements:

Wednesday, October 19

MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

Kraft Global Fair Play Award (team and individual)

Honda October Player of the Month

Sierra Mist Goal of the Year voting begins on MLSnet.com

Tuesday, October 25

MLS Defender of the Year

MLS Comeback Player of the Year

OSI Referee of the Year

U.S. Soccer Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

U.S. Soccer Foundation Team Humanitarian of the Year (Passback)

Tuesday, November 1

Gatorade Rookie of the Year

MLS Coach of the Year

Monday, November 7

Announcement of MLS Team Exec Awards

Thursday, November 10

Honda MLS Most Valuable Player

Friday, November 11

RadioShack All-Time Best XI

Sierra Mist Goal of the Year

Saturday, November 12

RadioShack Best XI


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