North American Soccer League other awards

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The North American Soccer League presents several awards for individual performance at the end of the season.

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Award[edit]

The Golden Ball is the league MVP award.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 Etienne Barbara  Malta Carolina RailHawks [1]
2012 Pablo Campos  Brazil San Antonio Scorpions [2]
2013 Georgi Hristov  Bulgaria Tampa Bay Rowdies [3]
2014 Miguel Ibarra  United States Minnesota United FC [4]
2015 Stefano Pinho  Brazil Fort Lauderdale Strikers [5]
2016 Juan Arango  Venezuela New York Cosmos [6]
2017 Stefano Pinho  Brazil Miami FC [7]

Golden Boot Award[edit]

The Golden Boot is the league's leading scorer.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 Etienne Barbara  Malta Carolina RailHawks [8]
2012 Pablo Campos  Brazil San Antonio Scorpions [9]
2013 Brian Shriver  United States Carolina RailHawks [10]
2014 Christian Ramirez  United States Minnesota United FC [11]
2015 Stefano Pinho  Brazil Fort Lauderdale Strikers [12]
2016 Christian Ramirez  United States Minnesota United FC [6]
2017 Stefano Pinho  Brazil Miami FC [13]

Golden Glove Award[edit]

The Golden Glove is the league Goalkeeper of the year award.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 Evan Bush  United States Montreal Impact [1]
2012 Daryl Sattler  United States San Antonio Scorpions [14]
2013 Kyle Reynish  United States New York Cosmos [15]
2014 John Smits  Canada FC Edmonton [15]
2015 Romuald Peiser  France Ottawa Fury FC [16]
2016 Matt Van Oekel  United States FC Edmonton [6]
2017 Mario Daniel Vega  Argentina Miami FC [17]

Coach of the Year Award[edit]

The Coach of the Year award was initiated in 2011 with an independent panel. In 2012 the NASL adopted it as an official award.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 Manny Lagos  United States NSC Minnesota Stars [18]
2012 Ricky Hill  England Tampa Bay Rowdies [19]
2013 Brian Haynes  Trinidad and Tobago Atlanta Silverbacks [20]
2014 Manny Lagos  United States Minnesota United FC [21]
2015 Marc Dos Santos  Canada Ottawa Fury FC [22]
2016 Tim Hankinson  United States Indy Eleven [6]
2017 Marc Dos Santos  Canada San Francisco Deltas [23]

Fair Play Award[edit]

Awarded to the team with the lowest point total from Yellow and Red cards throughout the season.

Year Club Ref.
2011 Tampa Bay Rowdies [1]
2012 Tampa Bay Rowdies [24]
2013 Minnesota United FC [25]
2014 Tampa Bay Rowdies [26]
2015 Ottawa Fury FC [27]
2016 Carolina RailHawks [6]
2017 North Carolina FC [28]

Goal of the Year Award[edit]

Award voted on by the fans over the internet for the best goal of the season.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 not awarded - -
2012 not awarded - -
2013 Pedro Mendes  Brazil Atlanta Silverbacks [29]
2014 Christian Ramirez  United States Minnesota United FC [30]
2015 Junior Burgos  El Salvador Atlanta Silverbacks [31]
2016 Duke Lacroix  United States Indy Eleven [6]
2017 Zach Steinberger  United States Jacksonville Armada [32]

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Award given to the league's top player under the age of 24.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 not awarded - -
2012 not awarded - -
2013 not awarded - -
2014 Christian Ramirez  United States Minnesota United FC
2015 Leo Fernandes  Brazil New York Cosmos
2016 Papé Diakité  Senegal FC Edmonton [6]
2017 Jack Blake  Scotland Jacksonville Armada [33]

Humanitarian of the Year[edit]

Award given to the player who most positively impact the lives of others.

Year Name Nationality Club Ref.
2011 not awarded - -
2012 not awarded - -
2013 not awarded - -
2014 Chris Nurse  Guyana Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2015 Drew Beckie  Canada Ottawa Fury
2016 Michael Lahoud  Sierra Leone Miami FC [6]
2017 Austin da Luz  United States North Carolina FC [34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=3438
  3. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5870
  4. ^ http://www.mnunitedfc.com/news/detail/uuid/3zl6ndzexlra1uqhthfx3rwgu
  5. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/11/13/fort-lauderdale-strikers-forward-stefano-pinho-claims-nasl-golden-ball
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/01/03/recapping-2016-nasl-awards-
  7. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/10/miami-fc-forward-stfano-pinho-wins-nasl-golden-ball-award
  8. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=1360
  9. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=3334
  10. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5853
  11. ^ http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/11fncdxtomvjn1e038cz5viqnp/minnesota-uniteds-christian-ramirez-wins-2014-golden-boot-award#.VGOUsvnF_ec
  12. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/11/10/fort-lauderdale-strikers-forward-stefano-pinho-wins-nasl-golden-boot-award
  13. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/07/miami-fcs-stfano-pinho-wins-nasl-golden-boot
  14. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=3339
  15. ^ a b http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5840
  16. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/11/10/ottawa-fury-fc-goalkeeper-romuald-peiser-claims-nasl-golden-glove-award
  17. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/06/miami-fcs-daniel-vega-earns-nasl-golden-glove-award
  18. ^ http://www.insidemnsoccer.com/2012/01/17/minnesota-stars-fc-coach-manny-lagos-named-field-turf-2011-nasl-coach-of-the-year/
  19. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=3386
  20. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5875
  21. ^ http://www.mnunitedfc.com/news/detail/uuid/vpbv79vf2yj7172h09zhs6cpf
  22. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/11/11/ottawa-fury-fc-head-coach-marc-dos-santos-named-nasl-coach-of-the-year
  23. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/09/san-franciscos-marc-dos-santos-named-nasl-coach-of-the-year
  24. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=3344
  25. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5849
  26. ^ http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1cfeoqjuh30bhzysqkb9tvol9/rowdies-win-nasl-fair-play-award#.VGOUWvnF_ec
  27. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/11/10/ottawa-fury-fc-wins-2015-nasl-fair-play-award
  28. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/07/2017-fair-play-award--north-carolina-fc
  29. ^ http://nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5867
  30. ^ http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/dx28ttho8q6e123esly9xlw1t/fans-vote-ramirezs-bicycle-kick-as-nasl-goal-of-the-year#.VGOVOPnF_ec
  31. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/11/12/-fans-vote-atlanta-silverbacks-midfielder-junior-burgos-free-kick-as-nasl-goal-of-the-year
  32. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/10/stoppage-time-volley-by-jacksonville-armada-fc-midfielder-zach-steinberger-takes-home-nasl-goal-of-the-year-honors
  33. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/08/jacksonville-midfielder-jack-blake-named-nasl-young-player-of-the-year
  34. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/11/08/austin-da-luz-named-2017-nasl-humanitarian-of-the-year