2022 MLS Year-End Awards Bios - Landon Donovan MLS MVP

Atlanta United - Almada, Thiago (ATL): Almada showed why he’s one of the league’s most talented young stars in his first MLS season, scoring six goals and recording 11 assists. The 21-year-old ranks tied for seventh in MLS with 11 assists and sixth in chances created. Almada received his first call-up and made his Argentina national team debut in September as the team made final preparations for the World Cup. He became just the second player from MLS to earn a call-up to Argentina’s senior national team. Almada was also named No. 2 on MLS’ “22 Under 22 list.

Austin FC - Driussi, Sebastián (ATX): Sebastián Driussi joined Austin FC in July 2021 and made an immediate impact, with the team's goals-per-game average more than doubling since his arrival (from 0.81 without Driussi to 1.71 with Driussi). In his first full season with Austin FC, Driussi ranks second in MLS with 21 goals scored. He was twice named MLS Player of the Month, 11 times named to the MLS Team of the Week, and voted to the MLS All-Star team. At one point this season, he contributed to at least one goal in 11 straight matches, the third-longest streak in MLS history. Prior to joining Austin FC, Driussi began his career with River Plate in his native Argentina and Russian Premier League club Zenit Saint Petersburg. He helped both teams find success, winning three Russian league titles, a Copa Libertadores title, and one Copa Sudamericana among other honors. While with Zenit, he competed in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Driussi was featured in GQ Sports for his pre-match outfits, and frequently interacts with Austin FC fans through the Club’s Spanish language show Mate Con Vos.

CF Montréal - Quioto, Romell (MTL): On top of his six assists, Romell Quioto has scored a career-high 15 goals in 30 games, including 24 starts, placing him among the league’s 10 scoring leaders. He has registered four game-winning goals and five game-winning assists thus far. He has collected at least eight goals for a third consecutive season with Montreal and has become the fourth player in MLS Club history to score 10 goals in a single season. Quioto played a key role in CF Montréal’s playoff qualification and guaranteed second-place Eastern Conference finish. The Honduran international also contributed to achieving new Club records (with two games remaining): 18 wins, 59 points, 59 goals scored, 63 assists, 10 road wins including 6 straight, two eight-game unbeaten runs, and 9 losses. He also tallied one goal and an assist in the return leg of the 2022 Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 game against Santos Laguna (Liga MX).

CF Montréal - Mihailovic, Djordje (MTL): Djordje Mihailovic scored a career-high 8 goals and provided 5 assists in 26 games so far this season, including 24 starts and 1,936 minutes. He played a key role in helping CF Montréal reach the playoffs and second place in the Eastern Conference. He also contributed to setting new club records (with two games left to play): 18 wins, 59 points, 59 goals scored, 63 assists, 10 road wins including 6 straight, two eight-game unbeaten runs, and 9 losses. He also played a key role in the Club's run to the quarterfinals of the 2022 Concacaf Champions League, where he registered a goal and an assist in four games against Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul of Liga MX. He was transferred to Dutch first division club AZ Alkmaar on August 24 for the 2023 season.

Charlotte FC - Swiderski, Karol (CLT) Swiderski: A Polish international expected to be at this winter's World Cup, joined Charlotte FC as the club's first designated player. With his game-winning brace in a crucial 3-2 comeback win over Chicago Fire FC, Swiderski became the first player since 2018 to score 10 goals for an expansion team in the first season of play.

Charlotte FC - Kahlina, Kristijan (CLT): Kahlina has been a crucial part of a Charlotte FC defense which transformed Bank of America Stadium into a fortress. Six of the Croatians seven clean sheets have been at home and helped the expansion pick up crucial points at home.

Chicago FIre - Shaqiri, Xherdan (CHI): Chicago Fire FC Designated Player Xherdan Shaqiri joined the team via international transfer from Olympique Lyonnais in France’s Ligue 1. As a leader on the Chicago Fire squad, Shaqiri leads the team with seven goals so far in the 2022 MLS regular season, along with 11 assists, in 28 matches played (26 starts). He has twice made the MLS Team of the Week during the regular season. Since making his professional debut in 2009, he has made 421 appearances across all competitions, winning 17 major trophies during that stretch. Additionally, the attacking midfielder has earned 100 caps for Switzerland’s senior national team, featuring in three consecutive FIFA World Cups (2010, 2014, 2018) and back-to-back European Championships (2016, 2020).

Colorado Rapids - Rubio, Diego (COL): Rubio has enjoyed a career-best season in 2022. At the time of this nomination, the Chilean international:
- Leads the Rapids with 14 goals and 7 assists, both MLS career highs
- Has contributed to 21 goals in 2022, tying him with Mark Chung & John Spencer for most goal contributions in a season in club history
- Reached 12 game-winning goals all-time for the Rapids this year, tying him with Paul Bravo for most in club history
- Is just two goals away (with two games left) from tying the Rapids' single-season goalscoring record of 16 goals

Columbus Crew - Zelarayan, Lucas (CLB): Lucas Zelarayan has dominated the midfield for the Columbus Crew throughout the season. Through the end of September, the Argentine has scored nine goals and registered 11 assists for the Black & Gold this season, including several game-winning goals and assists. Zelarayan was named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week on five occasions (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 21 & 24) and was named the Player of the Month for February/March.

Columbus Crew - Nagbe, Darlington (CLB): Darlington Nagbe has become a staple of the Columbus Crew since his arrival in 2020. Through the end of September, the midfielder has maintained the highest level of passing accuracy the League among players with at least 1000 attempted passes, completing 1,488 of his attempted 1,603 passes for a completion percentage of 92.83%. Nagbe represented the Black & Gold at the 2022 MLS All-Star game, holding the distinction of the only player selected to have won three MLS Cups (2015, 2018, 2020). The midfielder has twice been named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week and was named the Goal of the Week for Week 9.

D.C. United - "Taxi" Fountas, Taxiarchis (DC): D.C. United's young Greek international forward only joined the Black-and-Red as a Designated Player in July, a quarter of the way through the MLS season, but his impact in a short time has been record-breaking. After his first 10 matches, Fountas found the back of the net 9 times, and assisted on 3 others. His 12 goal involvements were good for most in MLS history after just ten matches, surpassing the numbers of notable players like Didier Drogba, Sebastian Giovinco, and David Villa. Fountas has been selected to the MLS Team of the Week five times, was recognized as the Player of the Week for Matchweek 18 following his hat trick away to Orlando City SC in a 5-3 win, and was selected to the 2022 MLS All-Star Game. in total, Fountas has 12 goals and three assists in 21 appearances. Averaging a goal involvement every 98 minutes.

FC Cincinnati - Acosta, Luciano (CIN): Luciano Acosta has captained FC Cincinnati to the club’s best season since entering MLS. He leads through a crafty attacking midfield role in the Orange and Blue’s revamped offensive attack, which ranks top-five in the league in goals scored and assists. Acosta leads the league with 18 assists, three more than any other player in MLS. He also leads the league in chances created, goal assists from open play, intentional assists, assist-ending carries, and he ranks second in key passes. Acosta is FC Cincinnati’s all-time leader in assists, with 17 more than any other player in club history. He has provided five game-winning assists in FC Cincinnati’s record-setting season, and he has also scored two game-winners himself, most memorably a self-created 85th minute strike on May 14 at Chicago Fire FC to lead FCC to a 2-1 win. The Argentine midfielder became the first player in FC Cincinnati history to have been named an MLS All-Star. Six times Acosta has been recognized amongst the league’s best on the MLS Team of the Week. Three times Acosta recorded three goal contributions in a game this season, a feat accomplished just eight total times in the club’s history. One of those superb performances came August 6 in a 3-1 win against Supporters’ Shield contenders Philadelphia Union, where he became the first player in club history, and one of just seven players across the league this season, to record three assists in a match.

FC Cincinnati - Vazquez, Brandon (CIN): Vazquez has been Major League Soccer’s breakout star, putting FC Cincinnati in a position to make their first Audi MLS Cup Playoffs appearance in the club’s brief MLS history. The Chula Vista, Calif. native has 16 goals and five assists in 2022. Vazquez began his red-hot run of form in the early in the season, scoring four goals and adding an assist in the first four games of the year. Vazquez would continue to dazzle in front of goal through the first half of the season and into the month of July when the forward began a blistering run of form. Starting on July 9 against New York Red Bulls, Vazquez scored seven goals in eight matches. He has been a top candidate for the Golden Boot for much of the season, and his performances earned Vazquez his first-ever MLS All-Star appearance.

FC Dallas - Ferreira, Jesús (DAL): Homegrown Jesús Ferreira stepped up and became FC Dallas’ No. 9 after signing as the club’s first Homegrown Young Designated Player in January 2022. At 21 years old, he is the youngest player to score a team-high 18 goals, tying Kenny Cooper (2008) and Jason Kreis (1999) for the most goals scored in a single season. Ferreira’s 18 non-penalty goals are tied for first in MLS. He’s also recorded five assists in 31 appearances bringing his goal contributions count to 23 during the 2022 season. He topped MLS’ 22 Under 22 list earlier this year and was recognized on MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week on four occasions. Ferreira is currently tied for third in FC Dallas’ all-time scoring record with 36 goals in 112 games, surpassing his father’s record of 24 goals in 113 games, and cementing his own name in FC Dallas history.

Houston Dynamo - Carrasquilla, Adalberto (HOU)

Inter Miami CF - Higuaín, Gonzalo (MIA): Gonzalo Higuaín is the Club’s leading goalscorer this season, registering 13 goals, with 17 shots on target, and three assists in 17 starts and 25 games played - the highest single-season goal tally by an Inter Miami CF player, surpassing his own record from last year (12). The most impressive contribution from the renowned striker has been his record of 11 goals and two assists in the last 13 games (dating back to July 13), which has catapulted the team from 10th place to a playoff-position seventh place. His goals include match winners in the two most crucial matches of the season to this point, one in the 82nd minute to secure a 2-1 win and brace over Columbus on Sept. 13, followed by a 94th minute winner in a 2-3 victory over DC United on Sept. 18. Higuaín has been involved in 13 of the last 23 Inter Miami goals, while prior to this stretch, he had scored six goals in the last 29 games (dating back to Aug. 13, 2021). His outstanding scoring ability includes a perfect 100% conversion rate in his four penalties taken this year. Lastly, Higuaín has been named to the MLS Team of the Week on four occasions, tied for most on the team, and was honored as the MLS Player of the Week in Week 23 after netting a hat-trick against FC Cincinnati on July 30, becoming the first-ever Inter Miami player to score three goals in the first half of a match and just the second Inter Miami player to score a hat trick in a match.

Inter Miami CF - Campana, Leonardo (MIA): Leonardo Campana is the Club’s second-leading scorer with 10 goals in 24 games played this season, 19 of them starts, in addition to two assists. Campana is the first runner-up leading scorer in Club history to record double-digit goals, a massive feat that has significantly and positively impacted the team’s playoff contention. The young striker’s contributions have resulted in valuable points for Inter Miami, as the team has gone unbeaten in seven of the eight games in which the Ecuadorian has scored or assisted, winning five and tying two, with its only loss coming on March 6. Notably, Campana scored the Club’s first-ever hat trick in a win over reigning Supporters’ Shields champions New England Revolution on April 9, recorded a game-winning assist in the 0-1 win over reigning Concacaf Champions League winners Seattle Sounders on April 16, scored a late equalizer on a 1-1 road tie at Dallas on July 4, and netted a brace in one of the side’s most important wins - the 2-3 victory at D.C. on Sept. 18. Campana has earned MLS Team of the Week honors twice and MLS Player of the Week honors once, following his perfect hat trick, scoring with his left foot, right foot and head.

LA Galaxy - “Chicharito” Hernández, Javier (LAG): LA Galaxy Forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, who was named an MLS All-Star for the second consecutive season, has tallied 17 goals and two assists in 30 games played (29 starts) for LA during the 2022 campaign. Chicharito has recorded four game-winning goals and four multi-goal performances in league play this year. In his last 10 games played for the Galaxy dating back to Aug. 6, Chicharito has tallied 10 goals and two assists.

Los Angeles FC - "Chicho" Arango, Cristian (LAFC): Since entering Major League Soccer with LAFC on Aug. 8, 2021, Cristian Arango has been nothing short of unstoppable. In 49 games since joining LAFC, only one other player in MLS has scored more than “Chicho’s” 30 goals. The 2021 MLS Newcomer of the Year, Arango has continued his assault on the league in 2022, emerging as the vital, high-scoring offensive leader for league-leading LAFC. Arango has 16 goals and five assists in 32 games this season and scored in 4 straight games from Aug. 26 to Sept. 10. He has accounted for 33 percent of LAFC’s 64 regular season goals through Sept. 18 – the second highest tally in the league.

Los Angeles FC - Cifuentes, Jose (LAFC): Jose Cifuentes has blossomed in 2022, becoming one of the most indispensable players for one of the most electrifying and dangerous teams in MLS this season. Cifuentes has registered career-highs in goals (7) and assists (7) this season, while spearheading the LAFC attack through the midfield. His ball-winning ability and extraordinary vision and passing ability have seen him selected to the MLS Team of The Week four times this season, and allowed LAFC to be the leader in the Supporter’s Shield race since Week 1.

Minnesota United - Reynoso, Emanuel (MIN): The 2022 MLS All-Star is the definition of a “game-changer.” Since Reynoso joined the club in 2020, the Loons are 25-5-5 across all competitions in games in which he contributes a goal or an assist. So far this season, he is one of only three players in MLS with double-digit goals and assists, currently sitting with 10 goals and 10 assists on the year. Reynoso leads the league in successful dribbles with 128. In addition to leading MNUFC in goals and assists this season, he also leads the team in MLS Team of the Week appearances with seven and is the club’s all-time leader in assists with 34 across all competitions. During the summer stretch when the Loons went 8-1-2, the number 10 tallied seven goals and provided six assists. In Week 21, Reynoso was named Player of the Week for the first time after his performance against D.C. United on July 16, where he scored his second brace of the season.

Nashville SC - Mukhtar, Hany (NSH): No MLS player has been more vital to their respective club’s success than Hany Mukhtar, being involved in 34 of Nashville SC’s 50 goals this season, and leading the club to what could be the third playoff appearance in as many seasons since entering MLS in 2020. With 23 goals thus far this season, the MLS Golden Boot leader heads MLS in goal contributions with 34, and was the first player to rich double-digit goals and assists in 2022. Mukhtar has been selected as the MLS Player of the Week three times this season, including back-to-back weeks in August, when he was also named the MLS Player of the Month after recording 12 goal contributions (seven goals and five assists). He became the fourth player in league history to reach 12 goal contributions in a calendar month. As of Sept. 29, Mukhtar has contributed to a goal in the past eight consecutive matches (11 goals and three assists) and to at least one goal in 17 of his last 20 MLS appearances. No player has been more consistent and valuable to their clubs across two seasons than Mukhtar, recording 62 goal contributions since 2021, the most of any MLS players. Mukhtar was selected to the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target where he shined at the national level, participating in the 2022 MLS Skills Challenge against LIGA MX All-Stars where he singlehandedly won two separate events including the crossbar challenge to seal the victory for the MLS All-Stars.

New England Revolution - Gil, Carles (NE): Revolution captain Carles Gil defended his 2021 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player campaign with another statistically dominant season as New England’s offensive catalyst. For the second year in a row, Gil leads all MLS players in chances created with 106, 20 more than second-place Luciano Acosta. The team leader with 20 goal contributions, Gil has logged 13 assists to rank among the league’s top five playmakers. The Spaniard is again pacing the entire league in completed passes in the final third (670), 130 more than the next-closest player, as well as shot-creating actions (190) and progressive passes (294). Also the most-fouled player in MLS (84), Gil ranks second leaguewide in big chances created (15) and dribbles completed (83), and tied for third in successful crosses (70).

New England Revolution - Petrović, Djordje (NE): Djordje Petrović arrived in New England from the Serbian topflight in April and made his MLS debut on June 12, immediately cementing himself an elite goalkeeper in MLS. Despite making only 19 starts to date in his debut season, the 22-year-old has wasted no time in accumulating seven shutouts, close to challenging the Revolution record for clean sheets in a season (10) with two games still to play. His shotstopping prowess has been nothing short of elite as he owns a 75.76 save percentage, second best in MLS (min. 30 saves), including a club-record four penalty saves, the most in an MLS season since Zack Steffen in 2017. During the 2022 campaign, the Serbian international backstopped New England to a 402-minute shutout streak, the second longest streak in club history and the third best in MLS this season. According to American Soccer Analysis’ advanced metrics, Petrović has recorded -10.66 goals prevented and +11.72 goals added this year, both of which would be the highest single-season totals in MLS since the stats were first tracked in 2013. Even more impressive, those marks come despite Petrović playing more than 1,300 fewer minutes than this season’s second-place goalkeeper, Andre Blake.

New York City FC - Callens, Alexander (NYC): The Peruvian International hasn’t experienced a championship hangover in 2022, having his best season in The Bronx to date. Callens has been instrumental to NYCFC’s title defense playing and starting in 25 games this season tallying a career high in passing percentage (88.2%) and goals (4). Tied for third-most goals amongst defenders, Callen’s has one game winning goal, while the other three have opened the scoring for the ‘Boy’s in Blue’ leading to NYCFC victories. A leader both on-and-off the field, Callens has helped his side rack up 12 clean sheets, earning him his first-ever MLS All-Star nod, while also being included in the MLS Team of the Week four times this season. In addition to his regular season success, the defender scored the opening goal in the 2022 Campeones Cup against Mexican-side Atlas FC which saw NYCFC lift its second trophy in Club history.

New York City FC - Rodriguez, Santiago (NYC): Rodriguez has made his mark in his first full season in the MLS. The Uruguayan has been a key figure in the midfield for the ‘Boys in Blue’ providing 13 assists, four goals and an 83% pass accuracy in 30 appearances this season. Rodrigues’ versatility has allowed him to appear in various positions in the midfield, always performing at a high level regardless of where he lines up. Becoming a creative spark in the middle of the park has seen the midfielder selected in the MLS Team of the Week this season.

New York Red Bulls - Morgan, Lewis (RBNY): Started 29 of 30 matches this season...logging 2,487 minutes of action... scored 14 goals and has added four assists...recorded his first career hat trick on March 5 against Toronto FC...became the first Red Bulls player to tally a first-half hat trick since Bradley Wright-Phillips on May 28, 2016...named Week 2 MLS Player of the Week...ranks third in MLS in goals scored among active midfielders...leads the club in goals scored, crosses, shots, and shots on target.

New York Red Bulls - Casseres, Jr., Cristian (RBNY): Started in 24 of 27 matches played...logged 2,200 minutes played...recorded one goal and six assists...scored his first goal of the season against Orlando City SC on April 24...tallied his first assist of the season against Chicago Fire FC on May 18...tallied his first two career multi-assist matches...led the club in chances created (38) and assists (6)... ranked in the Top 10 of MLS in duels won (191) and tackles won (45).

Orlando City - Torres, Facundo (ORL): In just his first year in MLS, Facundo Torres has made himself into one of the most impactful players in the league. His creativity and ball movement have been crucial to Orlando City’s MLS season and were a huge part of the team’s 2022 Lamar Hunt Open Cup Championship. El Cuervo has made 32 starts in 36 appearances, with 11 goals and 11 assists across all competitions since arriving from Peñarol this offseason. His contributions have not only secured vital points for the Lions in their MLS run, but secured the Club’s first trophy in its MLS era, with contributions on each of the Lions’ three goals to win the title.

Orlando City - Pereyra, Mauricio (ORL): The importance of Mauricio Pereyra’s calm and veteran presence for Orlando City cannot be overstated. Pereyra took over captain duties for the Lions in his fourth year with the Club. In 2022, the Uruguayan midfielder has scored two goals and provided 11 assists across 35 appearances (31 starts) for Orlando City. The campaign saw him match the single-season franchise assist record in all competitions, matching a record he holds from a year ago alongside three other Lions.

Philadelphia Union - Gazdag, Daniel (PHI): Daniel Gazdag has led the team to one of the best attacking campaigns in terms of goals scored in league history. He leads Philadelphia Union with 28 combined goals and assists, the most goal contributions in a single season in club history and currently third in the league for goal contributions overall. He has set the club record for most goals in a single season and the club record for most goal contributions in a single season. Additionally, Gazdag’s defensive work has helped the Union to one of the best goal differentials in MLS history (currently +44).

Philadelphia Union - Blake, Andre (PHI): Blake has been an integral part of the Union's best season to date. The 2020 Goalkeeper of the year is tied for first in the league in clean sheets and has kept the Union at a league-low 22 goals against with two regular-season games remaining. His 14 shutouts this season set a new club record (previously 12) and set the single-season record for wins (18). The four-time MLS All-Star, holds the Union all-time records for goalkeepers in games played, games started, minutes played, saves and clean sheets, as well as setting the single-season saves record.

Portland Timbers - Chara, Diego (POR) Diego Chara: is Portland's longest tenured player in club history, joining in 2011. Chara, the Timbers' captain, has played the most matches in club history for the Timbers (358) and was the first-ever Designated Player signed by the Timbers. Chara has been named to the MLS All-Star roster. This season, his 12th MLS season, Chara has started in all his 27 appearances, playing full 90-minutes in 23 of them. The Colombian international has led the Timbers to one MLS Cup Championship (2015), three Western Conference Championships and MLS Cup finals (15, 18, 21) and the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament.

Portland Timbers - Moreno, Santiago (POR): Santiago Moreno joined the Timbers in August of 2021, and has since made 29 starts in 49 appearances. Moreno is tied with Sebastián Blanco for a team-leading 22 points this year with seven goals and eight assists. Currently, Moreno has contributed to a goal in three straight games for Portland, registering two goals and one assist.

Real Salt Lake - Glad, Justen (RSL): Glad's value to Real Salt Lake is apparent when considering the Club's on/off statistics when Glad plays; RSL is winless (0W-5L-3T) in the eight games he has missed due to injury or yellow card suspension...When Glad is on the field, RSL is 11W-6L-7T, allowing nearly two fewer goals per game

San Jose Earthquakes - Ebobisse, Jeremy (SJ): Jeremy Ebobisse has been one of the league’s most lethal attackers in 2022. In his first full season with San Jose, Ebobisse has flourished in his role as a center forward and ranks among the league leaders in key categories. Through Week 32, Ebobisse ranks tied for sixth in MLS with 16 goals, including four multi-goal games. Ebobisse has also played 2,779 minutes, most among all forwards in MLS through Week 32. Ebobisse hasn’t gone more than three consecutive matches without a goal since March.

San Jose Earthquakes - Espinoza, Cristian (SJ): Cristian Espinoza continues to be one of Major League Soccer’s premier wingers. Through Week 32, Espinoza ranks fourth in MLS with 14 assists and has scored a career-high seven goals. He is one of just two players in MLS with 7+ goals and 14+ assists through Week 32. Espinoza was also named Major League Soccer’s Player of the Week for Week 8 after scoring three goals, including the stoppage-time game-winner, in a 4-3 win over Seattle.

Seattle Sounders - Lodeiro, Nico (SEA): Seattle's captain has five goals and leads the team with 11 assists, starting 24 of 26 appearances (through September 27).

Seattle Sounders - Ruidiaz, Raul (SEA): Seattle's four-time defending Golden Boot winner leads the team with nine goals in 2022, in addition to two assists in 18 appearances (through September 27).

Sporting Kansas City - Russell, Johnny (SKC): Voted Sporting Kansas City’s Most Valuable Player this year, Johnny Russell has contributed a team-leading eight goals in the 2022 MLS regular season. The Scotsman has 80 regular season goal contributions (48 goals, 32 assists) since signing with SKC in 2018, which ranks third most among all MLS players. In addition, Sporting’s club captain has become one of only two active MLS players to score six or more goals in each of the past five regular season campaigns.

Sporting Kansas City - Salloi, Daniel (SKC): An MLS All-Star and MVP finalist a year ago, Daniel Salloi has recorded seven goals and four assists in the 2022 MLS regular season as the Hungarian international once again leads the club in goal contributions and was voted Sporting’s Offensive Player of the Year. A Sporting KC Academy product, Salloi has become one of the top scoring Homegrown Players in MLS history with 41 career goals in MLS matches and the 26-year-old signed a new four-year contract in August to remain with Sporting through 2026.

Toronto FC - Osorio, Jonathan (TOR): Jonathan Osorio is currently in his 10th season with Toronto FC. This season, he leads the team in goal involvements (15) after scoring nine goals and registering six assists through 23 matches, marking his most productive campaign after scoring 10 goals and registering seven assists through 30 matches in 2018. Osorio made his 300th appearance for the Reds against New York City FC on April 24, 2022, becoming the first player in club history to reach the milestone. He has a combined 318 appearances for the club in all competitions and is the longest-tenured player in the club’s history. The midfielder has also been named to the MLS Team of the Week on four different occasions this season (Weeks 5, 16, 19, 24).

Toronto FC - Bradley, Michael (TOR): Michael Bradley is currently in his 9th season with Toronto FC. This season, Bradley has appeared in 32 matches, registering three goals and two assists for TFC. The midfielder is the only player who has started all 32 of Toronto's regular season matches, logging 2870 minutes. He has a combined 289 appearances for the club in all competitions, ranking second all-time in club history.

Vancouver Whitecaps - Gauld, Ryan (VAN): In his first full season with Whitecaps FC, Ryan Gauld has continued to provide his offensive creativity in the final third. Whether it be making a defence-splitting pass or driving at opposing backlines with his speed in possession, Gauld has cemented himself as a key piece in Vancouver. As of September, the 26-year-old Scotsman has tallied seven goals and a team-high eight assists in MLS play this season, while leading the team in key attacking categories such as expected assists (3.98), expected goals (5.3), shots on goal (21), chances created (41) and shots (67). In addition to his goal contributions, the attacking midfielder has shown his ability to get involved on the defensive end of the game by pressing opponents and getting stuck in on tackles to win position back for his side.