Zlatan Ibrahimović and Matt Lampson named as finalists for MLS end-of-year awards; Zlatan nominated for Landon Donovan MVP

LOS ANGELES -- LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has been nominated for the Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player of the year for the second consecutive season.

Ibrahimović scored 30 goals and tallied seven assists during the 2019 regular season campaign, setting a new LA Galaxy single-season goal record. The 38-year-old Swedish forward is nominated alongside Atlanta United's Josef Martinez and LAFC forward Carlos Vela. 

LA Galaxy goalkeeper Matt Lampson has also been named a finalist for the league's Humanitarian of the Year. Lampson is a two-time winner of the award. 

The AT&T MLS Goal of the Year and MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate will be decided by online voting at MLSsoccer.com or the free MLS app from now through Oct. 22. 

2019 Major League Soccer Awards Finalists

(Listed in alphabetical order by last name within each award category)

Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player Finalists

Zlatan Ibrahimović (LA Galaxy)

Josef Martínez (Atlanta United)

Carlos Vela (Los Angeles Football Club)

MLS Defender of the Year Finalists

Ike Opara (Minnesota United FC)

Miles Robinson (Atlanta United)

Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club)

Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Finalists

Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

Vito Mannone (Minnesota United FC) 

MLS Newcomer of the Year Finalists

For this award, “newcomer” is defined as a player with previous professional experience who made his MLS debut in 2019

Carles Gil (New England Revolution)

Héber (New York City FC)

Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC)

AT&T MLS Rookie of the Year Finalists

For this award, “rookie” is defined as a player without previous professional experience who made his MLS debut in 2019

Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union)

Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United FC)

Andre Shinyashiki (Colorado Rapids)

Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year Finalists

Bob Bradley (Los Angeles Football Club)

Jim Curtin (Philadelphia Union)

Domènec Torrent (New York City FC)

MLS Comeback Player of the Year Finalists

Honors an MLS player who has overcome injuries and/or adversity in order to achieve success during the 2019 regular season

Mark-Anthony Kaye (Los Angeles Football Club)

Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC)

Kacper Przybyłko (Philadelphia Union)

MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year

Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)

Matt Lampson (LA Galaxy)

Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

MLS Referee of the Year Finalists

Allen Chapman

Jair Marrufo

Rubiel Vazquez

MLS Assistant Referee of the Year Finalists

Logan Brown

Brian Dunn

Brian Poeschel

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