Galaxy defender is Rookie of the Year

[MLS AWARD] Sean Franklin of the Los Angeles Galaxy, which led the league in goals conceded, has been named the 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year.

Franklin started 26 out of 27 games he played and recorded one assist.

The 23-year-old native of Palmdale, Calif., is 2008 graduate of Cal State Northridge. He was second to defender Chris Klein in minutes played (2,385) for the Galaxy.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNERS
2008:
Sean Franklin - Los Angeles Galaxy
2007: Maurice Edu - Toronto FC
2006: Jonathan Bornstein - Chivas USA
2005: Michael Parkhurst - New England Revolution
2004: Clint Dempsey - New England Revolution
2003: Damani Ralph - Chicago Fire
2002: Kyle Martino - Columbus Crew
2001: Rodrigo Faria - MetroStars
2000: Carlos Bocanegra - Chicago Fire
1999: Jay Heaps - Miami Fusion
1998: Ben Olsen - D.C. United
1997: Mike Duhaney - Tampa Bay Mutiny
1996: Steve Ralston - Tampa Bay Mutiny

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