U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year nominees

[AWARDS] U.S. Soccer has named the finalists in five categories -- Male, Female, Young Male, Young Female and Disabled Athletes of the Year -- for its annual Athlete of the Year awards.

Two previous winners are included in the Male Athlete of the Year finalists: goalkeeper Tim Howard (2008) and forward Clint Dempsey (2007, 2011 and 2012).

The Female Athlete of the Year finalists feature three previous winners: midfielder Carli Lloyd (2008), forward Abby Wambach (2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011) and last year's winner Alex Morgan.

Young Male Athlete of the Years can only win the award once in his or her career.

Online fan votes for the Athlete of the Year awards are equivalent to 50 percent of the total votes. 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
Jozy Altidore, Forward
DaMarcus Beasley, Defender
Michael Bradley, Midfielder
Clint Dempsey, Forward
Tim Howard, Goalkeeper

U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Lauren Holiday, Midfielder
Sydney Leroux, Forward
Carli Lloyd, Midfielder
Alex Morgan, Forward
Christen Press, Forward
Abby Wambach, Forward

U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Kellyn Acosta, Defender
Shaquell Moore, Defender
Shane O'Neill, Defender
Erik Palmer-Brown, Defender
Wil Trapp, Midfielder

U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Morgan Brian, Midfielder
Crystal Dunn, Defender
Lindsey Horan, Forward
Mallory Pugh, Midfielder
Cari Roccaro, Defender

U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year Finalists
Lexi Heer, Power Soccer
Meghan Maiwald, Deaf Soccer
Rene Renteria, Paralympic Soccer

Two previous winners are included in the Male Athlete of the Year finalists: goalkeeper Tim Howard (2008) and forward Clint Dempsey (2007, 2011 and 2012).

The Female Athlete of the Year finalists feature three previous winners: midfielder Carli Lloyd (2008), forward Abby Wambach (2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011) and last year's winner Alex Morgan.

Young Male Athlete of the Years can only win the award once in his or her career.

Online fan votes for the Athlete of the Year awards are equivalent to 50 percent of the total votes. 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
Jozy Altidore, Forward
DaMarcus Beasley, Defender
Michael Bradley, Midfielder
Clint Dempsey, Forward
Tim Howard, Goalkeeper

U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Lauren Holiday, Midfielder
Sydney Leroux, Forward
Carli Lloyd, Midfielder
Alex Morgan, Forward
Christen Press, Forward
Abby Wambach, Forward

U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Kellyn Acosta, Defender
Shaquell Moore, Defender
Shane O'Neill, Defender
Erik Palmer-Brown, Defender
Wil Trapp, Midfielder

U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Morgan Brian, Midfielder
Crystal Dunn, Defender
Lindsey Horan, Forward
Mallory Pugh, Midfielder
Cari Roccaro, Defender

U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year Finalists
Lexi Heer, Power Soccer
Meghan Maiwald, Deaf Soccer
Rene Renteria, Paralympic Socce

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