Erick "Cubo" Torres leads Latino del Año 2014 Group A

Welcome to Latino del Año 2014, presented by U.S. Army!

Starting today, FutbolMLS.com will unveil the 32 players nominated for Latino del Año 2014, where you, the fans, will select the Latino player who had the best performance throughout the 2014 MLS regular season. Remember that you can start voting as of Monday, November 3.

MLSsoccer.com and FutbolMLS.com editors selected 32 Latino players that made an impact throughout the 2014 MLS regular season, including winners of FutbolMLS.com’s weekly contest, Latino de la Jornada, and a draw was held to divide the players in eight groups of four players each.

Here are the nominees from Group A.

Player Club Season

Érick "Cubo" Torres

29 GP, 15 G

Torres has become one of the flag bearers for MLS this season, leading the attack for Chivas USA's 10th season. Scoring almost half the goals for the Goats, "Cubo" received his first call up to the Mexican National Team led by Miguel Herrera, scoring his first and the winning goal in only his third match with El Tri.

Latino de la Jornada: 14, 16 & 17.

Raúl Fernández

21 GP, 66 SVS

After coming back from injury that sidelined him at the beginning of the season, Fernández led FC Dallas in 21 matches in 2014, adding points to the Playoff-bound team in 18 of them, winning nine games. Still as the first option for the Peruvian National Team goal, Fernández will look to take some silverware home when FC Dallas kicks-off the MLS Cup Playoffs next Wednesday against Vancouver.

Playoffs: 10/29 vs VAN

 

Diego Fagúndez

31 GP, 5 G

One of MLS' young promises is still shining, despite not scoring as many goals as last season for the Revs. The Uruguayan holds a predominant role for Jay Heaps side, which has captured interest and call ups to his country of birth U-20 National Team. 

Playoffs: 11/1 vs CLB

Omar González

22 GP, 1902 Mins., 4 G

One of the most recognizable centerbacks in MLS, led LA Galaxy's defense this season, as well as the USMNT in Brazil. His aerial ability, not only serves well for LA's defensive prowess but has helped scoring a few goals of his own in 2014.

Playoffs: 11/1 vs RSL

Created in 2010, Latino del Año is FutbolMLS.com's annual contest to select the best Latino Player in MLS based on fan voting.

The contest is held at the end of each MLS regular season, consisting of three weeks of voting by fans who determine which players advance to each round until a winner is chosen.

2014 Latino del Año schedule
October 27 - 30 – Latino del Año groups announced
November 3 – Online voting process opens for group stage
November 6 – Group stage winners announced & online voting opens for Round of 16
November 10 – Round of 16 winners announced & online voting opens for Quaterfinals
November 13 – Quarterfinales winners announced & online voting opens for the Final, consisting of four players.
November 17 – 2014 Latino del Año, presented by U.S. Army, winner announced.