Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Whoa. I actually voted for the winner this time.

Had the top three angled, actually. Spooky...


Press release:

CLINT DEMPSEY WINS THE 2011 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY FUTBOL DE PRIMERA

He won his first award in 2006. This time almost fifty percent of the journalists voted for Dempsey in first place

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011) - U.S. National Team forward Clint Dempsey, was chosen by 202 US journalists as the "2011 Player of the Year Award", presented by Fútbol de Primera since 1991.
This is the second time Clint Dempsey (28) wins the most prestigious honor given to an US National Team member.

Dempsey received a total of 375 points (of which 297 points came from being voted in first place), while goalkeeper Tim Howard (32), finished second with 252 points and forward Landon Donovan (29) placed third with 191 points.
A player receives three points for each first-place vote, two points for each second-place vote, and one point for each third-place vote.

In order to be eligible for the Player of the Year Award, a player must have played in a minimum of three (3) games for the U.S. National Team during the calendar year.
Dempsey has 12 caps so far this year scoring four goals. Dempsey who plays for Premier League team's Fulham FC, has 23 goals in 80 games with the U.S. National Team.

Created by Fútbol de Primera , the Player of the Year Award has honored 12 different players in its 21 years history:
Landon Donovan (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003 and 2002), Clint Dempsey (2011 and 2006), Kasey Keller (2005, 1999), Earnie Stewart (2001), Claudio Reyna (2000), Cobi Jones (1998), Eddie Pope (1997), Eric Wynalda (1996, 1992), Alexi Lalas (1995), Marcelo Balboa (1994), Thomas Dooley (1993) and Hugo Perez (1991).






- Greg Seltzer

2 comments:

Alex Larsen said...

31 named to U-23 roster in Deutschland

bhamhawker said...

Any chance you can do a post on that U20\U23 roster?