Aaron Long - US national team - January 27, 2019

For FIFA's The Best awards, handing out hardware to the world's biggest stars, some familiar faces to soccer in North America had their say. 


The captain and coach of every national team submitted their votes, and those votes were made public. New York Red Bulls center back Aaron Long and Gregg Berhalter each submitted their ballots on behalf of the USMNT while Scott Arfield and John Herdman represented Canada.


Who did they have as FIFA's The Best Men's Player?

Voter
First
Second
Third
Aaron Long
Virgil van Dijk
Kylian Mbappe
Sadio Mane
Gregg Berhalter
Virgil van Dijk
Harry Kane
Frenkie de Jong
Scott Arfield
Virgil van Dijk
Sadio Mane
Cristiano Ronaldo
John Herdman
Virgil van Dijk
Lionel Messi
Mohamed Salah

Though all four voted for Liverpool center back Virgil van Dijk, the award was given to Lionel Messi. 

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As for The Best FIFA's Men Coach: 

Voter
First
Second
Third
Aaron Long
Jurgen Klopp
Didier Deschamps
Erik ten Hag
Gregg Berhalter
Jurgen Klopp
Fernando Santos
Tite
Scott Arfield
Pep Guardiola
Jurgen Klopp
Erik ten Hag
John Herdman
Jurgen Klopp
Pep Guardiola
Erik ten Hag

The vote went in line with what Canada and the United States' participants were leaning, as Jurgen Klopp took home the award.

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