Dempsey heads U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year finalists

[AWARDS] Clint Dempsey, winner of the 2011 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award, is among five players nominated for the 2012 award. For the Male, Young Male and Disabled Athlete of the Year nominees ...

(Click here to vote for finalists in each of these three categories on U.S. Soccer's Facebook page.)

This is the first year for the U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year award, which honors the achievement of disabled soccer players in the United States.

Voting for Female and Young Female Athletes of the Year will run from Nov. 26-30.

Online votes for the Athlete of the Year awards are 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 Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Michael Bradley, Midfielder
Clint Dempsey, Forward
Herculez Gomez, Forward
Tim Howard, Goalkeeper
Fabian Johnson, Defender

U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Terrence Boyd, Forward
Joe Corona, Midfielder
Shaquell Moore, Defender
Rubio Rubin, Forward
Danny Williams, Midfielder

U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year Finalists
Michael Archer, Power Soccer
Nico Calabria, Amputee Soccer
Josh McKinney, Paralympic Soccer
Felicia Schroeder, Deaf Soccer

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