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New York Red Bulls' Matt Miazga nominated for US Soccer Young Male Player of the Year

New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga has been nominated for U.S. Soccer's Young Male Player of the Year award, it was announced Friday. 

Along with Miazga, Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and midfielders Emerson Hyndman of Fulham, Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund and Gedion Zelalem of Arsenal (currently on loan with Scotland's Rangers FC) were also named as nominees. The nomination is the second for both Hyndman and Pulisic, who were also nominated for the award in 2014.

U.S. Soccer also announced Friday the nominees for U.S. Soccer Young Female and Disabled Player of the Year.

Young Female Player of the Year nominees are midfielders Savannah DeMelo, Samantha Mewis and Brianna Pinto and forwards Mallory Pugh and Ashley Sanchez. This is the second and third-straight nomination for Mewis and Pugh, respectively.

The Disabled Player of the Year nominees are Adam Ballou and Kevin Hensley of the U.S. Paralympic National Team and Nicolai Calabria and Noah Grove of the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team.

Winners for each category will be announced Friday, Dec. 18. Bios on all the nominees can be found here

A new voting process was put into place last year. Votes are collected from respective national team coaches, national team players who have earned a cap in 2015, American soccer league (MLS, NASL and NWSL) head coaches, select media members, former players and administrators. Players cannot win the Young Male or Young Female award more than once.

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