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Columbus Crew defender Chad Marshall has been named the 2008 MLS Defender of the year, edging out Chicago Fire central defender Bakary Soumare and Kansas City Wizards captain Jimmy Conrad for the award.
Marshall anchored the Crew back-line and regained the form that made him a U.S. national team candidate two years earlier before concussions forced him to the sidelines. He flourished this season, serving as a steady and imposing presence capable of shutting down opposing team’s top strikers.
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