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End of Season, MLS, and College awards are announced

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Seattle

Obafemi "Oba" Martins will find out at 2pm today if he is the MVP of MLS. He is also nominated for Player of the Year in Nigeria.

Goal of the Year is still to be announced. One site had their own vote, and "Oba Goal" won.

Now that the season is over for Seattle. The accolades and awards will start arriving for this Young Star.

Would he have made a difference for Seattle last Sunday?

Just like his hair, Stefan Frei's season improved all the way through.

USMNT player  Jordan Morris is up for "Top male college soccer player" it would close out a storied year for the youngster. Vote here

MLS

Can Minor league soccer in America work, history says yes. MLS, USL, Academy, youth soccer in one pyramid.

"MLS Goalkeeper of the Year" was one of the reasons for D.C. United's worst to first run this year.

Midfielder Pedro Morales wins "MLS New Comer of the Year" award.

Playing in the MLS Cup means more to New England defender Kevin Alston than many realize.

New York lost one DP to retirement, but quickly found another as a suitable replacement.

Ben Olsen turned D.C. United around in one year. In 2 years we could see them playing in a new stadium.

Chicago fire sign two players in two days. Nigerian DP and a TNT national teamer.

The battle between natural grass and field turf continues.

Money is more than likely the reason they come. What will make them stay?

In 15 years Don Garber has seen it all. New teams, cancer, international superstars, and growth.

Toronto is making roster moves. Will those moves signal the end of a career?

International

SI has an annual award for "Sportsman of the Year" this year Tim Howard is one of the nominees.

Sometimes a team has a slow start to the season. When they turn up to your Christmas party to apologize, and bring beer it's all forgiven.

USMNT had a roller coaster ride year in 2014. Do you look at the players or the coach?

In the "Who doesn't like goals" category. The New Rabona King is found. Old King still kicking.

FourFourTwo put out their "Top 100" players in the world. How many MLS players made the list?