Here are the releases from the league:
Major League Soccer announced today the Defender of the Year, the Referee of the Year and the Assistant Referee of the Year awards.
2013 Defender of the Year: Jose Goncalves – New England Revolution
Goncalves started all 34 games this season, playing every minute of every game. The physically dominant central defender helped anchor the Revolution’s defense that finished the year tied for third-best in the League. The 28-year-old newcomer also contributed two goals this season, both game-winners.
The award was voted on by media, MLS players and MLS club management based on regular season performance. The other two finalists were Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler and LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez.
2013 Referee and Assistant Referee of the Year
MLS announced that Hilario Grajeda was voted Referee of the Year, and Kermit Quisenberry was voted the Assistant Referee of the Year. These two awards were voted on by media, MLS players and MLS club management.
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