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Michael Bradley, Alex Morgan honored in Concacaf Awards


Joe Corona took home Concacaf’s Goal of the Year, but he wasn’t the only American to receive recognition from the confederation in their efforts in 2018.

Michael Bradley was the lone American in Concacaf’s Male Best XI. He is joined by his Toronto FC teammate Sebastian Giovinco an fellow MLS players Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls and Francisco Calvo of Minnesota United in the squad.

On the women’s side, Alex Morgan took home Female Player of the Year for the third year in a row and fourth time overall.

Morgan scored seven goals in five games during the U.S. Women’s National Team’s unbeaten run through the Concacaf Women’s Championship to highlight her year. She completed the year with 18 goals for the USWNT and five for the Orlando Pride of the NWSL.

Her USWNT teammate Alyssa Naeher was honored as the confederation’s Female Goalkeeper of the Year. She was the starter during the Concacaf Women’s Championship which saw the USWNT go the entire tournament without conceding a goal.

Those two were among five USWNT players in the Female Best XI. Becky Sauerbrunn, Crystal Dunn, and Lindsey Horan were also in the squad.

Two other Americans came close to winning awards. Mark Geiger came in second place for Male Referee of the Year and USWNT head coach Jill Ellis came in second for Women’s Coach of the Year.


  1. Those were some good choices from the USWNT. They all played well in the CONCACAF
    W/C Qualifying. I don’t know who else other than Jill Ellis would be in line for Coach of the Year, on the distaff side. When you hold the Best of the CONCACAF Teams scoreless in W/C qualifying, it doesn’t get any better than that.

  2. What was the award for? If it is national team play in 2018, then no – MB90 should not be on this team.

    However, if it is for play in the CONCACAF champions league in early 2018 when TFC made a deep run, after a great 2017 MLS championship, and MB90 was an integral part of that team while it was successful, then you let me know who on TFC was more important than MB90 and the Italian Antman.

  3. Bradley gets mention in anything that is more positive than claiming he molests little boys and the haters here go ballistic, I imagine some some are actually foaming at the mouth!

    The haters should grow up and appreciate intelligent soccer compared to whatever it is they think passes for good soccer. That is not to say Bradley, like all players, has not had some bad days, but on balance he has way more good days than bad and his ability to read the game is largely responsible for that. TFC’s problems this year ran much deeper than a single player.

  4. Few in Concacaf can contend with MB90’s outstanding Jogging ability. His stride, countenance, and exquisite bald head. A legend for sure.

    • That is insane, there are too many to count that I would pick over his year last year.
      Let me look it up. 20 wins, 18 losses, 35 points back and he did NOTHING to change that.
      PS I have never been a Bradley hater, except maybe one game in his career, you know the one. He was just terrible and I wouldn’t pick TFC this year because of it.


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