2017 MLS Awards Ballot - GENERIC
Rudy Calderon / MLSsoccer.com

Year-end MLS award ballots are out: Check out who's up for each honor

Major League Soccer on Monday released the ballots featuring the candidates eligible for each of the league's year-end awards, including the Landon Donovan MVP.

Players, media and technical staff will vote for each category, with each group representing a third of the vote. Those same voters will also submit their votes for the annual Best XI, open to any player who appeared in a 2018 MLS regular season match.

Voting kicks off on October 15 and award finalists will be announced on October 31.

2018 Landon Donovan MLS MVP nominees

Acosta, Luciano (DC)

Almiron, Miguel (ATL)

Bedoya, Alejandro (PHI)

Blanco, Sebastian (POR)

Bunbury, Teal (NE)

Chara, Diego (POR)

Davies, Alphonso (VAN)

Dockal, Borek (PHI)

Dwyer, Dom (ORL)

Elis, Alberth (HOU)

Giovinco, Sebastian (TOR)

Hedges, Matt (DAL)

Higuain, Federico (CLB)

Hoesen, Danny (SJ)

Ibarra, Miguel (MIN)

Ibrahimovic, Zlatan (LA)

Kaku (RBNY)

Kamara, Kei (VAN)

Lodeiro, Nicolás (SEA)

Manotas, Mauro (HOU)

Martinez, Josef (ATL)

Melia, Tim (SKC)

Moralez, Maxi (NYC)

Osorio, Jonathan (TOR)

Penilla, Cristian (NE)

Piatti, Ignacio (MTL)

Piette, Samuel (MTL)

Quintero, Darwin (MIN)

Roldan, Cristian (SEA)

Rooney, Wayne (DC)

Rossi, Diego (LAFC)

Rusnak, Albert (RSL)

Russell, Johnny (SKC)

Savarino, Jefferson (RSL)

Urruti, Maxi (DAL)

Vako (SJ)

Vela, Carlos (LAFC)

Villa, David (NYC)

Wright-Phillips, Bradley (RBNY)

Yotun, Yoshimar (ORL)

Zardes, Gyasi (CLB)

Defender of the Year nominees

Afful, Harrison (CLB)

Anibaba, Jalil (NE)

Beasley, DaMarcus (HOU)

Beitashour, Steven (LAFC)

Besler, Matt (SKC)

Birnbaum, Steven (DC)

Boxall, Michael (MIN)

Callens, Alexander (NYC)

Cannon, Reggie (DAL)

Fanni, Rod (MTL)

Farrell, Andrew (NE)

Glad, Justen (RSL)

Gonzalez Pirez, Leandro (ATL)

Hedges, Matt (DAL)

Kallman, Brent (MIN)

Kashia, Guram (SJ)

Lawrence, Kemar (RBNY)

Lima, Nick (SJ)

Long, Aaron (RBNY)

Lovitz, Daniel (MTL)

Mabiala, Larrys (POR)

Marshall, Chad (SEA)

Mavinga, Chris (TOR)

Mensah, Jonathan (CLB)

O'Neill, Shane (ORL)

Parkhurst, Michael (ATL)

Sutter, Scott (ORL)

Tinnerholm, Anton (NYC)

Trusty, Auston (PHI)

van der Wiel , Gregory (TOR)

Waston, Kendall (VAN)

Zimmerman, Walker (LAFC)

Zusi, Graham (SKC)

Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year

Attinella, Jeff (POR)

Bendik, Joe (ORL)

Bingham, David (LA)

Blake, Andre (PHI)

Bono, Alex (TOR)

Bush, Evan (MTL)

Frei, Stefan (SEA)

Gonzalez, Jesse (DAL)

Guzan, Brad (ATL)

Hamid, Bill (DC)

Johnson, Sean (NYC)

Marinovic, Stefan (VAN)

Melia, Tim (SKC)

Miller, Tyler (LAFC)

Rimando, Nick (RSL)

Robles, Luis (RBNY)

Shuttleworth, Bobby (MIN)

Steffen, Zack (CLB)

Tarbell, Andrew (SJ)

Turner, Matt (NE)

Willis, Joe (HOU)

Newcomer of the Year nominees

Armenteros, Samuel (POR)

Auro Jr. (TOR)

Barco, Ezequiel (ATL)

Burke, Cory (PHI)

Caicedo, Luis (NE)

Colman, Josue (ORL)

Dockal, Bořek (PHI)

Eriksson, Magnus (SJ)

Gutiérrez, Felipe (SKC)

Ibrahimovic, Zlatan (LA)

Janson, Lucas (TOR)

Kaku (RBNY)

Kashia, Guram (SJ)

Katai, Aleksandar (CHI)

Kee-hee, Kim (SEA)

Kreilach, Damir (RSL)

Medina, Jesus (NYC)

Mosquera, Santiago (DAL)

Penilla, Cristian (NE)

Polo, Andy (POR)

Price, Jack (COL)

Quintero, Darwin (MIN)

Remedi, Eric (ATL)

Rooney, Wayne (DC)

Rossi, Diego (LAFC)

Ruidiaz, Raul (SEA)

Russell, Johnny (SKC)

Sagna, Bacary (MTL)

Silva, Alejandro (MTL)

Sosa, Eduardo (CLB)

Tajouri-Shradi, Ismael (NYC)

Valenzuela, Milton (CLB)

Vela, Carlos (LAFC)

Ziegler, Reto (DAL)

MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year nominees

Atuahene, Francis (DAL)

Beaulieu, Jason (MTL)

Beckerman, Kyle (RSL)

Bersano, Matt (SJ)

Birnbaum, Steven (DC)

Bradley, Michael (TOR)

Campbell, Jonathan (CHI)

Farrell, Andrew (NE)

Frei, Stefan (SEA)

Gaddis, Raymon (PHI)

Guzan, Brad (ATL)

Henry, Doneil (VAN)

Johnson, Sean (NYC)

Lampson, Matt (MIN)

Lletget, Sebastian (LA)

MacMath, Zac (COL)

Miller, Tyler (LAFC)

Robles, Luis (NY)

Rosell, Oriol (ORL)

Trapp, Wil (CLB)

Valentin, Zarek (POR)

Willis, Joe (HOU)

Zusi, Graham (SKC)

AT&T Rookie of the Year

Argudo, Luis (CLB)

Baird, Corey (RSL)

Blackmon, Tristan (LAFC)

Bwana, Handwalla (SEA)

Bye, Brandon (NE)

Krolicki, Ken (MTL)

Lindsey, Jaylin (SKC)

Marcinkowski, JT (SJ)

McKenzie, Mark (PHI)

Mines, Ben (RBNY)

Moutinho, Joao (LAFC)

Mueller, Chris (ORL)

Opoku, Edward (CLB)

Roldan, Alex (SEA)

White, Brian (RBNY)

Comeback Player of the Year nominees

Alonso, Osvaldo (SEA)

Cummings, Harold (SJ)

de Leeuw, Michael (CHI)

Gutierrez, Felipe (SKC)

Henry, Doneil (VAN)

Ibrahimovic, Zlatan (LA)

Levis, Brett (VAN)

Lima, Nick (SJ)

Matarrita, Ronald (NYC)

Mihailovic, Djordje (CHI)

Osorio, Jonathan (TOR)

Rubio, Diego (SKC)

Sauro, Gaston (CLB)

Stajduhar, Mason (ORL)

Zardes, Gyasi (CLB)

Coach of the Year nominees

Armas, Chris (RBNY)

Berhalter, Gregg (CLB)

Bradley, Bob (LAFC)

Cabrera, Wilmer (HOU)

Curtin, Jim (PHI)

Friedel, Brad (NE)

Garde, Remi (MTL)

Heath, Adrian (MIN)

Martino, Gerardo "Tata" (ATL)

Olsen, Ben (DC)

Pareja, Oscar (DAL)

Petke, Mike (RSL)

Savarese, Giovanni (POR)

Schmetzer, Brian (SEA)

Torrent, Dome (NYC)

Vanney, Greg (TOR)

Vermes, Peter (SKC)

Referee of the Year nominees

Kelly, Alan

Saghafi, Nima

Sibiga, Robert

Assistant Referee of the Year nominees

Fletcher, Joe

Morgante, CJ

Rockwell, Corey