MLS: Individual and AT&T Best Eleven Awards

At the MLS gala awards dinner October 25 in Washington D.C., league top performers were honored. Preki had already captured the Budweiser Scoring Championship at the conclusion of the regular season.

1997 MLS Individual Award Winners

Award Player Position Team
Honda Most Valuable Player Preki M Kansas City Wizards
BIC Defender of the Year Eddie Pope D D.C. United
Pepsi Goalkeeper of the Year Brad Friedel GK Columbus Crew
Bandai Rookie of the Year Mike Duhaney D Tampa Bay Mutiny
Mastercard Goal of the Year Marco Etcheverry M D.C. United
Snickers Fair Play Award Mark Chung M Kansas City Wizards
All Sport Coach of the Year Bruce Arena D.C. United
Umbro Golden Whistle Esse Baharmast Aurora, Colo.

1997 AT&T Best Eleven Awards

Player Position Team
Jaime Moreno F D.C. United
Ronald Cerritos F San Jose Clash
Preki M Kansas City Wizards
Marco Etcheverry M D.C. United
Mark Chung M Kansas City Wizards
Carlos Valerrama M Tampa Bay Mutiny
Eddie Pope D D.C. United
Richard Gough D Kansas City Wizards
Jeff Agoos D D.C. United
Thomas Dooley D Columbus Crew
Brad Friedel GK Columbus Crew
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