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The people have spoken. Last month, we announced the inaugural #MLSSoshies, our first-ever social media awards. We asked you to nominate your favorite players on social media using that hashtag, and you delivered.



Now’s where the real competition begins. We’ve organized the top 16 players into a bracket of four groups.


Next Monday, Dec. 14, we’ll open up voting, and they’ll advance through rounds for the overall “Most Social Player” bragging rights.


At the same time, we’ll also ask for your votes in our four specialized categories: “Let Me Take a #Selfie,” “the Bigger Picture,” “Family Matters,” and “#BFFs.”


Next Monday through Thursday, you’ll be able to vote for both the overall Most Social Player and one of these categories. On Friday, Dec. 18 we’ll announce the Final Four, and then the following Mon., Dec. 21, the overall winner.


So, here are the brackets for Most Social Player! Get to campaigning now on your favorites’ behalf using the hashtag #MLSSoshies; otherwise, look out for voting next week.


GROUP A

Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC)
Brek Shea (Orlando City SC)
Kaká (Orlando City SC)
Joao Plata (Real Salt Lake)


GROUP B

Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls)
Quincy Amarikwa (San Jose Earthquakes)
Mike Magee (Chicago Fire/free agent)
Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union)


GROUP C

Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City)
Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders)
Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)
Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution)


GROUP D

Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy)
Clint Irwin (Colorado Rapids)
Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact)
A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy)