Previous winners are not just forwards as the award is eligible to any player that scores goals or collects assists. This year's cutoff will be for any player with seven or more goals or assists. Previous winners were Fredy Montero (09, 10, 12), Mauro Rosales (11), Eddie Johnson (13) and Obafemi Martins (14).
It's a narrow field with only one surprising entrant.
Clint Dempsey - Forward
12 goals, 10 assists in all competitions
Obafemi Martins - Forward
16 goals, 6 assists in all competitions
Lamar Neagle - Midfielder/Forward
7 goals, 2 assists in all competitions
Pappa missed the cutoff by 1 assist. Barrett missed the cutoff by 1 goal. This is the same cutoff as in 2014.