LAFC's Diego Rossi wins new MLS Young Player of the Year award

Diego Rossi, who scored 14 goals for LAFC to lead MLS in scoring, was the named the winner of the inaugural AT&T Young Player of the Year award

The 22-year-old Uruguayan is the youngest player in MLS history to win the Golden Boot. At the MLS is Back Tournament, Rossi also won the Golden Boot, Young Player of the Tournament  and named to the tournament Best XI.

The Young Player of the Year award honors the top player in the league age 22 and under. For 2020, any player born on or before Jan. 1, 1998 was eligible for the award, which replaced the Rookie of the Year award.
 
The award was voted on by MLS club technical staff, media and current MLS players.

AT&T Young Player of the Year:
1. Diego Rossi (LAFC) 29.10%
2. Brenden Aaronson (PHI) 28.87%
3. Daryl Dike (ORL) 10.79%
4. Ayo Akinola (TOR)  6.75%
5. Mark McKenzie (PHI) 6.72%
6. Brian Rodríguez (LAFC) 3.05%
7. Cole Bassett (COL)  2.34%

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2 comments about "LAFC's Diego Rossi wins new MLS Young Player of the Year award".
  1. Jason Davis, November 17, 2020 at 2:03 p.m.

    Kudos to Rossi, well deserved!  But, I personally don't like that they got rid of the Rookie of the Year award.  I know we probably don't want too many awards, but I feel there has to be a way to award someone like Dike (rookis) and Rossi (young player) both.  

  2. Larry Blake, November 18, 2020 at 5:36 p.m.

    agree, Jason.

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