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Award Finalists
October 31st, 2008 7AM



[MLS] For 2008 awards finalists, including league MVP and Rookie of the Year ...

(The finalists, listed in alphabetical order for each award, earned the most votes in polling of MLS players, general managers, coaches, referees and members of the media.)

2008 MLS Awards Finalists
Panasonic Goalkeeper of the Year
Jon Busch (Chicago Fire)
William Hesmer (Columbus Crew)
Matt Reis (New England Revolution)

Fair Play (Individual)
Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)
Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution)
Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)

MLS Comeback Player of the Year
Jon Busch (Chicago Fire)
Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas)
Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)

Visa Defender of the Year 
Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards)
Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew)
Bakary Soumare (Chicago Fire)

adidas Referee of the Year
Michael Kennedy
Jair Marrufo
Terry Vaughn

Gatorade Rookie of the Year
Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)
Kheli Dube (New England Revolution)
Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy)

MLS Coach of the Year 
Dominic Kinnear (Houston Dynamo)
Sigi Schmid (Columbus Crew)
Frank Yallop (San Jose Earthquakes)

Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player
Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Chicago)
Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew)

Newcomer of the Year
Darren Huckerby (San Jose Earthquakes)
Claudio Lopez (Kansas City Wizards)
Andre Rocha (FC Dallas)


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