Sounders FC announced its postseason awards Friday afternoon and, for the third year in a row, Osvaldo Alonso has been voted MVP by his teammates.
The midfielder was Seattle’s lone representative on the MLS Best XI this season and earned MLS All-Star honors for the second-straight year. His 2,688 minutes were a team high a second most in franchise history (his own 2,891 in 2011 rank first).
Along with his consistent defensive tenacity, Alonso added four goals and two assists in the U.S. Open Cup en route to Player of the Tournament honors.
In other awards, which were already known, Jeff Parke (now of the Philadelphia Union) was voted Defender of the Year for the second straight time, forward Eddie Johnson won the Golden Boot for his team-high 14 goals (a franchise record for a season), and forward/midfielder David Estrada was named Humanitarian of the Year.
Deserving winners in my opinion. Agree?