Donovan, Solo Named U.S. Soccer Players of the Year

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CHICAGO (AP) - Landon Donovan has been voted the U.S. Soccer
Federation's Male Athlete of the Year for the third time, and Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper to win the women's award.

Donovan, who last week was loaned from Major League Soccer's Los
Angeles Galaxy to Everton of England's Premier League, also won the
award in 2003 and 2004. He is the second three-time winner of the male award, joining Kasey Keller.

Donovan was voted his first MLS most valuable player of the year award this year and won his sixth Honda Player of the Year honor, given annually to the U.S. national team's top player.

Solo was voted MVP of the Algarve Cup in Portugal and was voted WPS Goalkeeper of the Year. She allowed one goal in six international matches.

The awards were announced Monday.


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