Akron led all teams with four players on the 2009 Soccer America MVPs teams: Teal Bunbury and Anthony Ampaipitakwong on the first team and Darlington Nagbe and Kofi Sarkodie on the second team.
Wake Forest was the only other team with two first-team picks: juniors Corben BoneandIke Opara.
Soccer America's MVPs were introduced in 1976 and honor the players who have had the biggest impact on their team's success regardless of position. Beginning in 2007, Soccer America selected first and second teams.
MVPS FIRST TEAM
G Diego Restrepo, Virginia, Jr.
F Andre Akpan, Harvard, Sr.
M Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Akron, Jr.
M Corben Bone, Wake Forest, Jr.
F Teal Bunbury, Akron, Soph.
M Irving Garcia, UC Irvine, Sr.
D Zach Loyd, North Carolina, Sr.
M Ashley McInnes, Tulsa, Jr.
F Danny Mwanga, Oregon State, Soph.
M Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA, Sr.
D Ike Opara, Wake Forest, Jr.
MVPS SECOND TEAM
G Zac MacMath, Maryland, Soph.
D Phil Edginton, Louisville, Sr.
M Michael Farfan, North Carolina, Jr.
M Two-Boys Gumede, UAB, Sr.
F Ryan Kinne, Monmouth, Jr.
F Darlington Nagbe, Akron, Soph.
D Kofi Sarkodie, Akron, Soph.
M Tony Tchani, Virginia, Soph.
D Bobby Warshaw, Stanford, Jr.
F Garrett Webb, Drake, Sr.
F Jason Yeisley, Penn State, Sr.