MLS names finalists for end-of-season awards

Who made the final cut for top honors in 2010?

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Major League Soccer released the finalists for the league's annual end-of-season awards, including the three finalists for the hotly debated MVP race.

Check them out:

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COACH OF THE YEAR

  • Hans Backe, New York Red Bulls
  • Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas
  • Jason Kreis, Real Salt Lake

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Albright, New York Red Bulls
  • Bobby Convey, San Jose Earthquakes
  • Brek Shea, FC Dallas

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

  • Nat Borchers, Real Salt Lake
  • Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy
  • Jamison Olave, Real Salt Lake

FAIRPLAY AWARD

  • C.J. Brown, Chicago Fire
  • Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia Union
  • Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

  • Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas
  • Donovan Ricketts, LA Galaxy
  • Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

MLS W.O.R.K.S. HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Brian Ching, Houston Dynamo
  • Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City Wizards
  • Seth Stammler, New York Red Bulls

VOLKSWAGEN MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

  • Edson Buddle, LA Galaxy
  • David Ferreira, FC Dallas
  • Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes 

NEWCOMER

  • Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls
  • Joel Lindpere, New York Red Bulls
  • Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • Danny Mwanga, Philadelphia Union
  • Andy Najar, D.C. United
  • Tim Ream, New York Red Bulls