U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year

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As of 2013, Abby Wambach has won the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Award a record six times.
Clint Dempsey won the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2011

The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year. The U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award originated in 1984 followed by the Female Athlete of the Year in 1985. Awards for Young Male and Young Female were added in 1998.[1] An award for disabled athletes was added in 2012.[2] The award is considered the highest American accolade for soccer players in the country.[3]

Online votes for the Athlete of the Year awards are equivalent to 50 percent of the total votes.[1] The other 50 percent are represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives (from national team coaches to the National Board of Directors).[4]

U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year[edit]

Year Male Athlete of the Year Female Athlete of the Year Young Male Athlete of the Year Young Female Athlete of the Year
1984 Davis, RickRick Davis Not Given Not Given Not Given
1985 Van der Beck, PerryPerry Van der Beck Remer, SharonSharon Remer Not Given Not Given
1986 Caligiuri, PaulPaul Caligiuri Heinrichs, AprilApril Heinrichs Not Given Not Given
1987 Goulet, BrentBrent Goulet Jennings-Gabarra, CarinCarin Jennings-Gabarra Not Given Not Given
1988 Vermes, PeterPeter Vermes Biefield, JoyJoy Biefield Not Given Not Given
1989 Windischmann, MikeMike Windischmann Heinrichs, AprilApril Heinrichs Not Given Not Given
1990 Ramos, TabTab Ramos Akers, MichelleMichelle Akers Not Given Not Given
1991 Perez, HugoHugo Perez Akers, MichelleMichelle Akers Not Given Not Given
1992 Balboa, MarceloMarcelo Balboa Jennings-Gabarra, CarinCarin Jennings-Gabarra Not Given Not Given
1993 Dooley, ThomasThomas Dooley Lilly, KristineKristine Lilly Not Given Not Given
1994 Balboa, MarceloMarcelo Balboa Hamm, MiaMia Hamm Not Given Not Given
1995 Lalas, AlexiAlexi Lalas Hamm, MiaMia Hamm Not Given Not Given
1996 Wynalda, EricEric Wynalda Hamm, MiaMia Hamm Not Given Not Given
1997 Keller, KaseyKasey Keller Hamm, MiaMia Hamm Not Given Not Given
1998 Jones, CobiCobi Jones Hamm, MiaMia Hamm Wolff, JoshJosh Wolff Parlow, CindyCindy Parlow
1999 Keller, KaseyKasey Keller Akers, MichelleMichelle Akers Olsen, BenBen Olsen Fair, LorrieLorrie Fair
2000 Armas, ChrisChris Armas Milbrett, TiffenyTiffeny Milbrett Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan Wagner, AlyAly Wagner
2001 Stewart, EarnieEarnie Stewart Milbrett, TiffenyTiffeny Milbrett Beasley, DaMarcusDaMarcus Beasley Cramer, AleishaAleisha Cramer
2002 Friedel, BradBrad Friedel MacMillan, ShannonShannon MacMillan Convey, BobbyBobby Convey Tarpley, LindsayLindsay Tarpley
2003 Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan Wambach, AbbyAbby Wambach Adu, FreddyFreddy Adu Reddick, CatCat Reddick
2004 Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan Wambach, AbbyAbby Wambach Johnson, EddieEddie Johnson OreillyHeather O'Reilly
2005 Keller, KaseyKasey Keller Lilly, KristineKristine Lilly Feilhaber, BennyBenny Feilhaber Chalupny, LoriLori Chalupny
2006 Onyewu, OguchiOguchi Onyewu Lilly, KristineKristine Lilly Altidore, JozyJozy Altidore Adams, DaneshaDanesha Adams
2007 Dempsey, ClintClint Dempsey Wambach, AbbyAbby Wambach Bradley, MichaelMichael Bradley Cheney, LaurenLauren Cheney
2008 Howard, TimTim Howard Lloyd, CarliCarli Lloyd Kljestan, SachaSacha Kljestan Mewis, KristieKristie Mewis
2009 Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan Solo, HopeHope Solo Gil, LuisLuis Gil Heath, TobinTobin Heath
2010 Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan Wambach, AbbyAbby Wambach Agbossoumonde, GaleGale Agbossoumonde Henninger, BiancaBianca Henninger
2011 Dempsey, ClintClint Dempsey Wambach, AbbyAbby Wambach Shea, BrekBrek Shea Leroux, SydneySydney Leroux
2012 Dempsey, ClintClint Dempsey Morgan, AlexAlex Morgan Rubin, RubioRubio Rubin Johnston, JulieJulie Johnston
2013 Altidore, JozyJozy Altidore Wambach, AbbyAbby Wambach Trapp, WilWil Trapp Horan, LindseyLindsey Horan
2014 Howard, TimTim Howard Holiday, LaurenLauren Holiday Yedlin, DeAndreDeAndre Yedlin Brian, MorganMorgan Brian

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Soccer Federation. "Athlete of the Year Award". www.ussoccer.com. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill a finalist for US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year". Colorado Rapids. November 19, 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Di Veronica, Jeff (November 29, 2013). "Wambach wins record 6th U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year award". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  4. ^ U.S. Soccer Federation. "Voting Underway for 2011 Best of U.S. Soccer and Athlete of the Year Awards". www.ussoccer.com. 

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