U.S. Soccer names finalists for Athlete of the Year Awards

U.S. Soccer names finalists for Athlete of the Year Awards

U.S. Soccer

U.S. Soccer names finalists for Athlete of the Year Awards

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With 2010 nearing an end, it's about the time of year when U.S. Soccer names its list for Athlete of the Year nominations.

Five players are nominated in each category, with Landon Donovan aiming to repeat after receiving the Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2009. He goes up against Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley, Steve Cherundolo and Clint Dempsey, all members of the U.S. men's national team in South Africa this past summer.

WPS and U.S. women stars comprise the Female Athlete of the Year Finalists — Abby Wambach, Amy Rodriguez and Shannon Boxx all made the list. Fans can vote for their selections here.

Here's a complete list of the nominated players:

U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Shannon Boxx, Midfielder
Rachel Buehler, Defender
Amy LePeilbet, Defender
Amy Rodriguez, Forward
Abby Wambach, Forward

U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Carlos Bocanegra, Defender
Michael Bradley, Midfielder
Steve Cherundolo, Defender
Clint Dempsey, Midfielder
Landon Donovan, Midfielder

U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Morgan Brian, Midfielder
Crystal Dunn, Defender
Bianca Henninger, Goalkeeper
Sydney Leroux, Forward
Christen Press, Forward

U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Gale Agbossoumonde, Defender
Zac MacMath, Goalkeeper
Alessandro Mion, Defender
Dillon Powers, Midfielder
Andrew Souders, Defender

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