Major League Soccer announced the finalists for its 2008 awards on Thursday. Columbus Crew star Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Chicago goalkeeper Jon Busch and San Jose midfielder Darren Huckerby were among the players up for regular season honors.
As expected, Schelotto and Donovan were among the finalists for leage MVP honors, with Cuauhtemoc Blanco being the third nominee. Blanco is the lone repeat finalist for the award.
Here is the complete list of award nominees:
2008 MLS Award Finalists
League MVP– Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Landon Donovan, Cuauhtemoc Blanco
Defender of the Year– Bakary Soumare, Chad Marshall, Jimmy Conrad
Goalkeeper of the Year– Jon Busch, Matt Reis, Will Hesmer
Rookie of the Year– Sean Franklin, Geoff Cameron, Kheli Dube
Newcomer of the Year– Darren Huckerby, Claudio Lopez, Andre Rocha
Comeback Player of the Year– Jon Busch, Santino Quaranta, Kenny Cooper
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