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Voting begins for U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year
November 21st, 2008 7AM



[AWARDS] U.S. Soccer has announced the finalists -- six in each category -- for its annual Athlete of the Year Awards - Male, Female, Young Male and Young Female.

Click here to vote.

Fans have the opportunity to make their selections once a day through Dec. 8.

Online votes for the annual award will be tallied and equivalent to 50 percent of the total votes. As in years past, the other 50 percent will be represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives (from national team coaches to the National Board of Directors).

U.S. Soccer Candidates
Female Athlete of the Year
Shannon Boxx, Midfielder
Lori Chalupny, Defender
Angela, Hucles, Midfielder/Forward
Carli Lloyd, Midfielder
Christie Rampone Defender
Hope Solo, Goalkeeper

Male Athlete of the Year
Carlos Bocanegra, Defender
Michael Bradley, Midfielder
Clint Dempsey, Midfielder
Landon Donovan, Midfielder/Forward
Tim Howard, Goalkeeper
Oguchi Onyewu, Defender

Young Female Athlete of the Year
Kristie Mewis, Midfielder
Vicki DiMartino, Forward
Michelle Enyeart, Forward
Alyssa Naeher, Goalkeeper
Keelin Winters, Midfielder
Courtney Verloo, Forward

Young Male Athlete of the Year
Maurice Edu, Midfielder/Defender
Stuart Holden, Midfielder
Sacha Kljestan, Midfielder
Michael Orozco, Defender
Robbie Rogers, Midfielder
Marvell Wynne, Defender

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