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November 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Fire defender Austin Berry named Rookie of the Year, Fair Play award winners announced

MLS Logo.jpgChicago Fire defender Austin Berry was named MLS Rookie of the Year, as the first postseason awards were announced Monday morning. The Louisville product started 28 games in a row and added three goals in his first season.

Berry swept the club vote (51.79 percent), media vote (56.92) and player vote (31.96) for a 140.67 weighted total.

D.C. United’s Nick DeLeon finished a distant second (73.83 weighted total). Vancouver’s Darren Mattocks was third (26.19), Toronto FC’s Luis Silva was fourth (18.93), and New York’s Connor Lade was fifth (8.76).

Chicago midfielder Logan Pause won the Individual Fair Play Award, having committed just 11 fouls and receiving no cards in 2,424 minutes this season. Former Sounder Sebastien Le Toux had won the previous two years.

The New England Revolution won the Team Fair Play Award after committing the second fewest fouls in the league (360). The team also earned the second fewest red cards (two) and third fewest cautions (40). The Revolution also won this award in 2003 and 2008 and didn’t have a player suspended this year due to yellow card accumulation.

I’ll post lists of previous winners after the jump…

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Rookie of the Year

2012: Austin Berry – Chicago Fire

2011: C.J. Sapong – Sporting Kansas City

2010: Andy Najar – D.C. United

2009: Omar Gonzalez – LA Galaxy

2008: Sean Franklin – LA Galaxy

2007: Maurice Edu – Toronto FC

2006: Jonathan Bornstein – Chivas USA

2005: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution

2004: Clint Dempsey – New England Revolution

2003: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire

2002: Kyle Martino – Columbus Crew

2001: Rodrigo Faria – MetroStars

2000: Carlos Bocanegra – Chicago Fire

1999: Jay Heaps – Miami Fusion

1998: Ben Olsen – D.C. United

1997: Mike Duhaney – Tampa Bay Mutiny

1996: Steve Ralston – Tampa Bay Mutiny

Fair Play Award – Individual

2012: Logan Pause – Chicago Fire

2011: Sebastien Le Toux – Philadelphia Union

2010: Sebastien Le Toux – Philadelphia Union

2009: Steve Ralston – New England Revolution

2008: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution

2007: Michael Parkhurst – New England Revolution

2006: Chris Klein – Real Salt Lake

2005: Ronald Cerritos – San Jose Earthquakes

2004: Eddie Pope – Metro Stars

2003: Brian McBride – Columbus Crew

2002: Mark Chung – Colorado Rapids

2001: Alex Pineda Chacon – Miami Fusion

2000: Steve Ralston – Tampa Bay Mutiny

1999: Steve Ralston – Tampa Bay Mutiny

1998: Thomas Dooley – Columbus Crew

1997: Mark Chung – Kansas City Wizards

Fair Play Award – Team

2012: New England Revolution

2011: Portland Timbers

2010: San Jose Earthquakes

2009: Chicago Fire

2008: New England Revolution

2007: Columbus Crew

2006: Kansas City Wizards

2005: Kansas City Wizards

2004: Columbus Crew

2003: New England Revolution

2002: Kansas City Wizards

2001: San Jose Earthquakes

2000: Tampa Bay Mutiny

1999: Columbus Crew

1998: Kansas City Wizards

1997: Columbus Crew

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