LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022) – The LA Galaxy have announced the recipients of the club’s 2022 team awards following the conclusion of the 2022 campaign. Forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was named the 2022 LA Galaxy Player of the Year and the Humanitarian of the Year, in addition to claiming Golden Boot honors. Additionally, goalkeeper Jonathan Bond was named the Defender of the Year. 

For LA Galaxy II, forward Preston Judd was named the Player of the Year and claimed Golden Boot honors. Defender Jalen Neal was named Defender of the Year and was awarded the Los Dos Humanitarian of the Year. 

In the Academy ranks, midfielder Brandon Tellez was named the LA Galaxy Academy Player of the Year.

LA GALAXY 2022 TEAM AWARDS

LA Galaxy Player of the Year: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández – Forward 

In his third season with the Galaxy, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández led the club and tied for fourth in MLS with 18 goals scored and added two assists in 32 games played (20 starts). Chicharito, who was named an MLS All-Star for the second consecutive season, tied for second in the league with 15 goals scored from open play. 

LA Galaxy Defender of the Year: Jonathan Bond – Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper Jonathan Bond led the Galaxy with eight shutouts in 36 games played (36 starts) across all competitions in his second season in LA. Bond ended the 2022 campaign with the fourth-most appearances (65) in team history by a goalkeeper in MLS regular-season play. 

LA Galaxy Humanitarian of the Year: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández – Forward

Javier “Chicharito” Hernández has been a leader in the Los Angeles community throughout 2022 on and off the field. Among his many contributions to the community, Chicharito spoke to LA Galaxy Academy players and members of the Cal State Dominguez Hills women’s soccer team in a conversation during Mental Health Awareness Month about the importance of an athlete’s mental health and how that translates into peak performance. 

Golden Boot: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández – Forward

Chicharito led the LA Galaxy with 19 goals scored in 37 games played (34 starts) across all competitions this year. Dejan Joveljić finished second on the team with 15 goals scored in 37 appearances (10 starts) across all competitions in his second season with LA. 

LA GALAXY II

LA Galaxy II Player of the Year: Preston Judd – Forward 

LA Galaxy II forward Preston Judd was named the Player of the Year for Los Dos during the 2022 campaign. Judd tallied 13 goals and four assists in 25 games played (22 starts) for Galaxy II this season. In 58 career games played (42 starts) with Galaxy II, Judd equaled a club record 30 goals scored and added six assists.

LA Galaxy II Defender of the Year: Jalen Neal – Defender 

Jalen Neal, 19, who made a career high 21 appearances (20 starts) for Los Dos this season, was named the LA Galaxy II Defender of the Year. Neal led all defenders on Galaxy II with 1,166 successful passes (88.5% pass accuracy) and ranked third on the team in clearances (70) and fifth in interceptions (28). In 47 career games played (44 starts) across three seasons (2020-22) with Galaxy II, Neal has tallied one goal.

LA Galaxy II Humanitarian of the Year: Jalen Neal – Defender 

Neal was named the LA Galaxy II Humanitarian of the Year for the third consecutive season. Neal won the City of Lakewood Chairman's Award for his service to the Lakewood community where he grew up. Additionally, Neal and his mother worked with the LA Galaxy Foundation to help bring at least one family per game to their first LA Galaxy game. 

Golden Boot: Preston Judd – Forward

Judd led LA Galaxy II with 13 goals this season. Cameron Dunbar finished second on the team with 12 goals scored in 33 appearances (33 starts) during the 2022 campaign.  

LA GALAXY ACADEMY

Academy Player of the Year: Brandon Tellez – Midfielder 
LA Galaxy Academy product Brandon Tellez, 17, made his professional debut for LA Galaxy II this season, logging two appearances (2 starts) during the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season. Notably, Tellez was called up by the U-18 Mexican National Team for a training camp in August of this year.

LA Galaxy Team Award Winners
LA Galaxy Team Award Winners
Year
Player of the Year
Defender of the Year
Golden Boot
Humanitarian of the Year
1996
Eduardo Hurtado
Jorge Campos
Eduardo Hurtado
1997
Mauricio Cienfuegos
Robin Fraser
Welton
1998
Cobi Jones
Robin Fraser
Cobi Jones
1999
Kevin Hartman
Robin Fraser
Cobi Jones
2000
Simon Elliott
Danny Califf
Cobi Jones
Marvin Quijano
2001
Ezra Hendrickson
Greg Vanney
Cobi Jones
Mauricio Cienfuegos
2002
Carlos Ruiz
Alexi Lalas
Carlos Ruiz
Mauricio Cienfuegos
2003
Kevin Hartman
Danny Califf
Carlos Ruiz
Cobi Jones
2004
Kevin Hartman
Tyrone Marshall
Carlos Ruiz
Galaxy Team
2005
Herculez Gomez
Tyrone Marshall
Landon Donovan
Kevin Hartman
2006
Landon Donovan
Chris Albright
Landon Donovan
Cobi Jones
2007
Chris Klein
Ty Harden
Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan
2008
Landon Donovan
Sean Franklin
Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan
2009
Landon Donovan
Donovan Ricketts
Landon Donovan
Todd Dunivant
2010
Edson Buddle
Omar Gonzalez
Edson Buddle
Edson Buddle
2011
Landon Donovan
Omar Gonzalez
Landon Donovan
Sean Franklin
2012
Robbie Keane
A.J. DeLaGarza
Robbie Keane
Landon Donovan
2013
Robbie Keane
Omar Gonzalez
Robbie Keane
Sean Franklin
2014
Robbie Keane
A.J. DeLaGarza
Robbie Keane
A.J. DeLaGarza
2015
Robbie Keane
Leonardo
Robbie Keane
Todd Dunivant
2016
Giovani dos Santos
Jelle Van Damme
Giovani dos Santos
Gyasi Zardes
2017
Romain Alessandrini
Ashley Cole
Romain Alessandrini
Rafael Garcia
2018
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Ashley Cole
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Daniel Steres
2019
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Diego Polenta
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Matt Malpson
2020
Cristian Pavón
Julián Araujo
Cristian Pavón
Julián Araujo
2021
Javier Hernández
Julián Araujo
Javier Hernández
Julián Araujo
2022
Javier Hernández
Jonathan Bond
Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández