Awards: Paul Riley named NWSL Coach of the Year, Dorsey takes rookie honor

Paul Riley, who led the North Carolina Courage to the NWSL's first double, was voted the league's 2018 Coach of the Year.

Riley, 55, led the Courage to its second straight NWSL Shield with a 17-1-6 record and a sweep of its two playoff games -- 2-0 over Chicago in the semifinals and 3-0 over Portland in Saturday's final. He was also named Coach of the Year in 2017 after he led the Courage to the league's best record in its first season in North Carolina.

Seattle Reign first-year coach Vlatko Andonovski was second in the voting. Riley was first in voting by teams, media and fans but Andonovski edged Riley in the player vote.

-- Sky Blue FC forward Imani Dorsey was voted the NWSL Rookie of the Year for the 2018 NWSL season, beating out Washington's Andi Sullivan and Sky Blue teammate Savannah McCaskill.

In a small pool of rookies, Dorsey, 22, stood out with four goals and one assist in 13 appearances for Sky Blue FC, whose only win came on the final day of the regular season.

Portland midfielder Lindsey Horan was previously announced as the NWSL MVP.

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