MLS announces ballot for annual awards featuring Sporting KC nominees


Major League Soccer today announced the nominees for the 2021 End of Year Awards and confirmed that voting is set to kick off on Friday, Oct. 29 (11 a.m. CT) and last through Monday, Nov. 8 (4 p.m. CT). MLS will release a list of finalists prior to the start of the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs.

MLS Year-End Awards will be determined through voting from three groups:

  • Current MLS players
  • MLS clubs (coaches, technical directors/general managers)
  • Select media members representing local and national outlets who consistently covered the 2021 MLS regular season

Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to weigh in on the top plays of the season with both the AT&T Goal of the Year and MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate by casting their votes on MLSsoccer.com.

CLICK HERE for the list of nominees for each award, including the following Sporting Kansas City representatives:

Sporting KC Nominees: 2021 MLS End of Year Awards

  • Landon Donovan MLS MVP: Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell
  • MLS Defender of the Year: Andreu Fontas and Ilie Sanchez
  • MLS Comeback Player of the Year: Daniel Salloi
  • Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year: Tim Melia
  • MLS Newcomer of the Year: Remi Walter
  • Young Player of the Year: Jaylin Lindsey and Cam Duke
  • MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year: Ilie Sanchez
  • Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year: Peter Vermes