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USMNT names 6 player of the year nominees

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Yesterday, the United States Soccer Federation announced the 6 nominees for the 2019 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year. Defenders Aaron Long and Tim Ream, midfielders Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic, and forwards Jordan Morris and Gyasi Zardes are the listed nominees for achievements with club and the USMNT.

Aaron Long had the most starts of any USMNT player in 2019 with 14, with 3 goals and 1 assist for the USMNT. Tim Ream also had 14 starts, serving as captain of the USMNT 6 times throughout the year. Weston McKennie had a brilliant year in the middle with 5 goals and 2 assists for the USMNT, while Christian Pulisic had 5 goals and 3 assists for the team. Gyasi Zardes led all USMNT scorers with 6 goals, while Jordan Morris had 5 goals and 4 assists, factoring into 9 of the last 16 goals for the USMNT in 2019.

The winners will be announced by U.S. Soccer in December. Hit the comments to discuss who you think should be U.S. Soccer’s Male Player of the Year.