Round of 16 voting for 2015 MLS Latino del Año award underway

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And then there were 16.

The 2015 Latino del Año field has been cut in half, and the knockout round voting for the award has begun. Voting will close on Thursday, meaning it is important to make your selections before the Thanksgiving festivities begin.

The highest vote-getter from each match-up will advance to the next round, and there a number of Central Americans still in the mix after they dominated the group stage. One of the players that falls under that category is Seattle Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa, who is looking to defend his 2014 crown.

Here are the Group Stage results followed by the Round of 16 battles:

Johan Venegas (Montreal Impact) - 67.11%
Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas) - 18.06%
Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) - 6.83%
Cristian Maidana (Philadelphia Union) - 8%

Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact) - 39.86%
Nelson Haedo Valdez (Seattle Sounders) - 38.42%
Juan Agudelo (NE Revolution) - 12.45%
Diego Fagúndez (NE Revolution) - 9.27%

Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew) - 58.39%
Aníbal Godoy (SJ Earthquakes) - 16.65%
Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew) - 14.92%
Sebastián Lletget (LA Galaxy) - 10.05%

David Villa (New York City FC) - 73.28%
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) - 10.9%
Benny Feilhaber (Sporting KC) - 8.92%
Matías Laba (Vancouver Whitecaps) - 6.9%

Darwin Cerén (Orlando City SC) - 58.43%
Juninho (LA Galaxy) - 20.15%
Jesse González (FC Dallas) - 11.19%
Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers) - 10.23%

Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps) - 68.21%
Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy) - 19.97%
Diego Chará (Portland Timbers) - 7.99%
Octavio Rivero (Vancouver Whitecaps) - 3.84%

Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers) - 52.38%
Kaká (Orlando City SC) - 39.33%
Luis Robles (NY Red Bulls) - 5.17%
Fabián Espíndola (D.C. United) - 3.11%

Marco Pappa (Seattle Sounders) - 68.03%
Mauro Díaz (FC Dallas) - 12.38%
Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders) - 10.5%
Felipe (NY Red Bulls) - 9.09%

Q1: (A1) Johan Venegas (MTL) vs. (B2) Nelson Haedo Valdez (SEA)
Q2: (H1) Marco Pappa (SEA) vs. (G2) Kaká (ORL)
Q3: (B1) Ignacio Piatti (MTL) vs. (A2) Fabián Castillo (DAL)
Q4: (G1) Rodney Wallace (POR) vs. (H2) Mauro Díaz (DAL)
Q5: (C1) Waylon Francis (CLB) vs. (D2) Nick Rimando (RSL)
Q6: (F1) Kendall Waston (VAN) vs. (E2) Juninho (LA)
Q7: (D1) David Villa (NYC) vs. (C2) Anibal Godoy (SJ)
Q8: (E1) Darwin Cerén (ORL) vs. (F2) Giovani dos Santos (LA)