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HONORED: Kasey Keller named 2005 Honda U.S. Player of the Year
November 30th, 2005 5:01PM
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National team goalkeeper Kasey Keller became was named the 2005 U.S. Honda Player of the Year Award, making him the third player to win the 15-year-old award more than once.

In a vote by American soccer media, Keller edged Landon Donovan, winner of the last three. Eric Wynalda (1996 and 1992) is the other multi-winner.

Keller played in 14 games for the USA in 2005, helping it qualify for the 2006 World Cup and win the 2005 Gold Cup, where he was the hero of a penalty kick shootout win over Panama in the final.

Keller, after a long career in England and Spain, joined Germany's Borussia Moenchengladbach at the beginning of 2005. He became a fan favorite and helped the Foals avoid relegation in the 2004-05 season. During the first part of the 2005-06 season, he's helped Gladbach into the top half of the Bundesliga standings.

Keller receives a new Honda Ridgeline truck.

Past Winners:
20051. Kasey Keller2. Landon Donovan 3. DaMarcus Beasley
20041. Landon Donovan 2. DaMarcus Beasley 3. Carlos Bocanegra
20031. Landon Donovan 3. Brian McBride 3. Carlos Bocanegra
20021. Landon Donovan2. Brad Friedel 3. Claudio Reyna
20011. Earnie Stewart 2. Claudio Reyna 3. Jeff Agoos
20001. Claudio Reyna2. Tony Meola 3. Joe-Max Moore
19991. Kasey Keller 2. Claudio Reyna 3. Cobi Jones
19981. Cobi Jones2. Kasey Keller 3. Eddie Pope
19971. Eddie Pope 2. Claudio Reyna 3. Kasey Keller
19961. Eric Wynalda 2. Kasey Keller 3. Roy Lassiter
19951. Alexi Lalas 2. John Harkes 3. Marcelo Balboa
19941. Marcelo Balboa 2. Alexi Lalas 3. Tony Meola
19931. Thomas Dooley2. Alexi Lalas 3. Tab Ramos
19921. Eric Wynalda2. Marcelo Balboa 3. Tab Ramos
19911. Hugo Perez 2. Tony Meola 3. Marcelo Balboa



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