Wow... (big blush)... I really cannot believe it. It is like a dream come true for me. Soooo yeah! I have now voted for the eventual winner of the Fútbol de Primera Player of the Year Award three times in a row. Feels weird. But before I forget, I just want to thank the academy, the entire US Soccer family, my brains, the concept of music and everyone in the world who makes great roasted chicken for getting me to this glorious moment...
Meanwhile, the bigger, more understandable news here is that Timmy has finally won this prize.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Thursday, December 4th, 2014) – Tim Howard, a goalkeeper for the US National Team, has won the “2014 Player of the Year Award”, presented by Fútbol de Primera for the last 24 years and chosen by journalists from across the nation from all platforms.
This is the first time Tim Howard (35) wins the most prestigious honor given to an US National Team member. Howard received a total of 363 points (101 votes in first place), while Jermaine Jones (33) finished second with 160 points and Clint Dempsey (31) placed third with 147 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.
Meanwhile, over in Chicago, DeAndre Yedlin and Morgan Brian picked up USSF Male and Female Athlete of the Year honors for the young crowd.
- Greg Seltzer