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November 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM

RSL defender Jamison Olave and MLS referees honored

Here’s the latest batch of MLS awards. I voted for Olave, not the others…

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Real Salt Lake’s Jamison Olave wins 2010 Visa Defender of the Year

Kevin Stott named adidas Referee of the Year

Craig Lowry honored as adidas Assistant Referee of the Year

NEW YORK (Friday, Nov. 5, 2010) – Major League Soccer announced today that Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave was voted the 2010 Visa Defender of the Year. Olave appeared in 27 games this season for Salt Lake, anchoring a defense that allowed just 20 goals in 2010, the fewest allowed by an MLS club in a single season all-time.

This award was voted on by players, coaches and general managers, and media.

MLS also announced that Kevin Stott was voted the adidas Referee of the Year and Craig Lowry was voted the adidas Assistant Referee of the Year.

These two awards were voted on by players, coaches and general managers, media, and referees.

MLS Defender of the Year Winners:

2010: Jamison Olave – Real Salt Lake

2009: Chad Marshall – Columbus Crew

2008: Chad Marshall – Columbus Crew

2007: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution

2006: Bobby Boswell – D.C. United

2005: Jimmy Conrad – Kansas City Wizards

2004: Robin Fraser – Columbus Crew

2003: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire

2002: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire

2001: Jeff Agoos – San Jose Earthquakes

2000: Peter Vermes – Kansas City Wizards

1999: Robin Fraser – Los Angeles Galaxy

1998: Lubos Kubik – Chicago Fire

1997: Eddie Pope – D.C. United

1996: John Doyle – San Jose Earthquakes

Referee of the Year Winners:

2010: Kevin Stott

2009: Alex Prus

2008: Jair Marrufo

2007: Brian Hall

2006: Brian Hall

2005: Brian Hall

2004: Abiodun ‘Abbey’ Okulaja

2003: Brian Hall

2002: Kevin Terry

2001: Paul Tamberino

2000: Paul Tamberino

1999: Paul Tamberino

1998: Paul Tamberino

1997: Esse Baharmast

Assistant Referee of the Year Winners:

2010: Craig Lowry

2009: Greg Barkey

2008: Kermit Quisenberry

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