2017 MLS Awards Ballot - GENERIC

The 2019 MLS Award ballots are here: See who made the cut in each honor

Major League Soccer released its year-end award ballots Thursday, featuring the candidates eligible for each of the league's honors in 2019.

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 2019 MLS regular-season match.

Voting begins on Sept. 24 and ends on Oct. 7.

2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP nominees

Josef Martinez (ATL)

Allan Cruz (CIN)

Kei Kamara (COL)

Jonathan Mensah (CLB)

Pedro Santos (CLB)

Ryan Hollingshead (DAL)

Reto Ziegler (DAL)

Paul Arriola (DC)

Wayne Rooney (DC)

Mauro Manotas (HOU)

Matias Vera (HOU)

Eduard Atuesta (LAFC)

Carlos Vela (LAFC)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA)

Ike Opara (MIN)

Saphir Taider (MTL)

Carles Gil (NE)

Matt Turner (NE)

Heber (NYC)

Maxi Moralez (NYC)

Danny Royer (NY)

Brian White (NY)

Nani (ORL)

Haris Medunjanin (PHI)

Kacper Przybylko (PHI)

Sebastian Blanco (POR)

Diego Chara (POR)

Albert Rusnak (RSL)

Jefferson Savarino (RSL)

Cristian Espinoza (SJ)

Chris Wondolowski (SJ)

Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA)

Cristian Roldan (SEA)

Felipe Gutierrez (SKC)

Johnny Russell (SKC)

Jozy Altidore (TOR)

Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR)

Maxime Crepeau (VAN)

Inbeom Hwang (VAN)

Defender of the Year nominees

Franco Escobar (ATL)

Miles Robinson (ATL)

Mathieu Deplagne (CIN)

Keegan Rosenberry (COL)

Jonathan Mensah (CLB)

Matt Hedges (DAL)

Reto Ziegler (DAL)

Steven Birnbaum (DC)

Frederic Brillant (DC)

DaMarcus Beasley (HOU)

Aljaz "Kiki" Struna (HOU)

Eddie Segura (LAFC)

Walker Zimmerman (LAFC)

Diego Polenta (LA)

Daniel Steres (LA)

Romain Metanire (MIN)

Ike Opara (MIN)

Jukka Raitala (MTL)

Bacary Sagna (MTL)

Brandon Bye (NE)

Andrew Farrell (NE)

Maxime Chanot (NYC)

Anton Tinnerholm (NYC)

Kemar Lawrence (NY)

Aaron Long (NY)

Robin Jansson (ORL)

Jhegson Mendez (ORL)

Jack Elliott (PHI)

Kai Wagner (PHI)

Larrys Mabiala (POR)

Jorge Moreira (POR)

Aaron Herrera (RSL)

Nedum Onuoha (RSL)

Florian Jungwirth (SJ)

Kelvin Leerdam (SEA)

Brad Smith (SEA)

Matt Besler (SKC)

Graham Zusi (SKC)

Chris Mavinga (TOR)

Omar Gonzalez (TOR)

Erik Godoy (VAN)

Doneil Henry (VAN)

Newcomer of the Year nominees

Emerson Hyndman (ATL)

Pity Martinez (ATL)

Przemysław Frankowski (CHI)

Nicolas Gaitan (CHI)

Allan Cruz (CIN)

Emmanuel Ledesma (CIN)

Luis Díaz (CLB)

Eloy Room (CLB)

Bryan Acosta (DAL)

Zdenek Ondrasek (DAL)

Lucas Rodríguez (DC)

Aljaz "Kiki" Struna (HOU)

Matias Vera (HOU)

Eddie Segura (LAFC)

Uriel Antuna (LA)

Cristian Pavon (LA)

Jan Gregus (MIN)

Romain Metanire (MIN)

Lassi Lappalainen (MTL)

Orji Okwonkwo (MTL)

Gustavo Bou (NE)

Carles Gil (NE)

Heber (NYC)

Alexandru Mitrita (NYC)

Jhegson Mendez (ORL)

Nani (ORL)

Jamiro Monteiro (PHI)

Kai Wagner (PHI)

Brian Fernandez (POR)

Jorge Moreira (POR)

Sam Johnson (RSL)

Everton Luiz (RSL)

Cristian Espinoza (SJ)

Xavier Arreaga (SEA)

Botond Barath (SKC)

Luís Martins (SKC)

Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR)

Quentin Westberg (TOR)

Ali Adnan (VAN)

Inbeom Hwang (VAN)

Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year

Brad Guzan (ATL)

Spencer Richey (CIN)

Tim Howard (COL)

Eloy Room (CLB)

Jesse Gonzalez (DAL)

Bill Hamid (DC)

Joe Willis (HOU)

Tyler Miller (LAFC)

David Bingham (LA)

Vito Mannone (MIN)

Evan Bush (MTL)

Matt Turner (NE)

Sean Johnson (NYC)

Luis Robles (NY)

Brian Rowe (ORL)

Andre Blake (PHI)

Steve Clark (POR)

Nick Rimando (RSL)

Daniel Vega (SJ)

Stefan Frei (SEA)

Tim Melia (SKC)

Quentin Westberg (TOR)

Maxime Crepeau (VAN)

MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year nominees

Julian Gressel (ATL)

CJ Sapong (CHI)

Jimmy McLaughlin (CIN)

Tim Howard (COL)

Luis Argudo (CLB)

Ryan Hollingshead (DAL)

Bill Hamid (DC)

Kevin Garcia (HOU)

Tyler Miller (LAFC)

Matt Lampson (LA)

Lawrence Olum (MIN)

James Pantemis (MTL)

Scott Caldwell (NE)

Brad Stuver (NYC)

Luis Robles (NY)

Chris Mueller (ORL)

Warren Creavalle (PHI)

Zarek Valentin (POR)

Kyle Beckerman (RSL)

Tommy Thompson (SJ)

Stefan Frei (SEA)

Ilie Sanchez (SKC)

Jonathan Osorio (TOR)

Scott Sutter (VAN)

AT&T Rookie of the Year

Frankie Amaya (CIN)

Andre Shinyashiki (COL)

Aboubacar Keita (CLB)

Edwin Cerrillo (DAL)

John Nelson (DAL)

Donovan Pines (DC)

Hassani Dotson (MIN)

Chase Gasper (MIN)

Tajon Buchanan (NE)

DeJuan Jones (NE)

Justin Haak (NYC)

Omir Fernandez (NY)

Kamal Miller (ORL)

Santiago Patino (ORL)

Brenden Aaronson (PHI)

Siad Haji (SJ)

Danny Leyva (SEA)

Griffin Dorsey (TOR)

Jacob Shaffelburg (TOR)

Theo Bair (VAN)

Comeback Player of the Year nominees

Pedro Santos (CLB)

Chris Odoi-Atsem (DC)

Mark-Anthony Kaye (LAFC)

AJ DeLaGarza (HOU)

Ethan Finlay (MIN)

Tesho Akindele (ORL)

Brian Rowe (ORL)

Kacper Przybylko (PHI)

Steve Clark (POR)

Shea Salinas (SJ)

Tommy Thompson (SJ)

Jordan Morris (SEA)

Roger Espinoza (SKC)

Felipe Gutierrez (SKC)

Nick DeLeon (TOR)

Richie Laryea (TOR)

Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year

Frank de Boer (ATL)

Caleb Porter (CLB)

Luchi Gonzalez (DAL)

Ben Olsen (DC)

Bob Bradley (LAFC)

Guillermo Barros Schelotto (LA)

Adrian Heath (MIN)

Bruce Arena (NE)

Domenec Torrent (NYC)

Chris Armas (NY)

James O'Connor (ORL)

Jim Curtin (PHI)

Giovanni Savarese (POR)

Freddy Juarez (RSL)

Matias Almeyda (SJ)

Brian Schmetzer (SEA)

Peter Vermes (SKC)

Greg Vanney (TOR)

Marc Dos Santos (VAN)

Referee of the Year nominees

Allen Chapman

Jair Marrufo

Rubiel Vazquez

Assistant Referee of the Year nominees

Logan Brown

Brian Dunn

Brian Poeschel

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