Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Cuban defector Alvarez takes MVP award
September 3rd, 2011 1:50AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  usl

MOST COMMENTED

[USL PRO] Yordany Alvarez, who defected from Cuba in 2008, is the 2011 USL PRO Most Valuable Player after leading Orlando City to the best record in the regular season.

Most Valuable Player – Yordany Alvarez, Orlando City
Cuban-born Alvarez earned the respect of his peers and his opponents as Orlando City’s leader in the central midfield. Was playing for Cuba in Olympic qualifying in Tampa in March 2008 .
 
Rookie of the Year – Luke Mulholland, W ilmington Hammerheads
Finishing tied for second in USL PRO in points (23) and tied for third in goals (9). The 2010 Wingate University graduate led the Hammerheads to the second best record in the league.
 
Coach of the Year – Adrian Heath, Orlando City
Former Everton star led Orlando City to the top of the standings early, where the squad remained for the entire season. Managed Burnley, Sheffield United and Coventry before coming to Austin in 2008.
 
Defender of the Year – Rob Valentino, Orlando City
Valentino patrolled the back line for 20 games this season, dominating in the air and seeing more minutes than all other field players except Alvarez and Lawrence Olum. A four-year captain at the University of San Francisco. First-round MLS draft pick with New England Revolution but never played in MLS.

Goalkeeper of the Year – Miguel Gallardo, Orlando City
Leader in shutouts (11) and goals-against average (.681). The 2008 USL PDL Goalkeeper of the Year with Austin Aztex U23.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Roster: U.S. U-17 boys welcomes three newcomers     
The U.S. U-17 boys national team, in the midst of preparations for the 2017 U-17 World ...
What They're Saying: Howard Webb    
"If it's used in the right way, this will be an absolutely wonderful addition to our ...
USA-El Salvador: A night of bites and a twisted nipple    
The USA had already staked out a 2-0 lead over El Salvador when the game degenerated ...
MLS Wednesday: Roldan caps historic Seattle comeback    
Down 3-0 at home to D.C. United after 50 minutes, the Seattle Sounders rallied with four ...
USA-El Salvador: Three takeaways from a labored 2-0 win    
After 40 minutes of errant passes and clumsy touches, the Americans broke through in their Gold ...
USA-El Salvador Gold Cup Player Ratings     
The USA managed to reach the Gold Cup semifinal while playing the least amount of laudable ...
MLS Expansion: Raleigh soccer hits Peace Street    
It took six months, but North Carolina FC, which is backing the Raleigh/Durham bid for an ...
Gold Cup: Ticos on tap for USA in Hexagonal preview    
The USA will face Costa Rica in the semifinals of the Gold Cup, a preview of ...
What They're Saying: Roger Faulkner    
"People don't go to a game to read a balance sheet." -- Longtime Detroit soccer promoter ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"I hadn't seen the billboard. I had no idea about that. It seems a very odd ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives