Nominees announced for 2009 Canadian player awards

The Canadian Soccer Association announced today the list of nominees for its 2009 player awards. Canadian media and coaches will be asked to select two players – one male and one female – for the Canadian Soccer Association’s top prize, the Canadian Players of the Year award. The award will celebrate Canada’s top-two soccer players in recognition of their 2009 achievements with both the national team and their respective club teams.

The Canadian Soccer Association announced today the list of nominees for its 2009 player awards. Canadian media and coaches will be asked to select two players – one male and one female – for the Canadian Soccer Association’s top prize, the Canadian Players of the Year award. The award will celebrate Canada’s top-two soccer players in recognition of their 2009 achievements with both the national team and their respective club teams.



In 2009, Canada’s men’s national team posted four wins, one draw and three losses. At the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, it reached the quarter-final stage after finishing first in its group. On the women’s side, the team posted two wins, one draw and four losses in the first year of a new four-year FIFA Women’s World Cup/Olympic cycle. Under new head coach Carolina Morace, the team finished second at the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup.



Voting for the Canadian Players of the Year will be split evenly by Canadian media and Canadian coaches who have taken the Canadian Soccer Association’s national course at the B and A levels (including national-team coaches).



Along with the Canadian Player of the Year award, there are two additional awards that celebrate the top young prospects in Canadian soccer. Coaches from across the country will select four young stars from Canada’s World Cup squads. – two Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and two Canadian U-17 Players of the Year.



The Canadian U-20 Players of the Year award is open to players eligible for the current or upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup events. The male U-20 nominees are born 1989 or later while the female U-20 nominees are born 1988 or later. The Canadian women’s U-20 team has Winners as its title sponsor.



The Canadian U-17 Players of the Year award is open to players eligible for the current or upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup events. The male U-17 nominees are born 1992 or later while the female U-17 nominees are born 1991 or later. The title sponsor for both the Canadian men’s U-17 team and Canadian women’s U-17 team is BMO Financial Group.



Voting for the Canadian Youth (U-20) Players of the Year and Canadian Junior (U-17) Players of the Year will be split evenly by Canadian national-team coaches and all other Canadian coaches who have taken the Canadian Soccer Association’s national course at the B and A levels. Coaches will be asked to consider each nominee’s success at the international and club levels, including performances at the FIFA World Cups and at the BMO National Championships.



Voting will begin immediately and will conclude on Friday 11 December 2009. Voters will be asked to select three players (first place, second place and third place) in each category. All six winners will be announced during the week of 14-18 December.



Along with the three awards, the Canadian Soccer Association will host an online vote for the two CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choices. Voting for the CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choices will begin immediately and will conclude on 20 December 2009. Online voters will be asked to select their favourite male and favourite female Canadian soccer players.



The Canadian Soccer Association provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, nationally and internationally, in cooperation with its members and partners. The Canadian Soccer Association strives to lead Canada to victory and Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer.



The 2009 nominees / les nominations 2009



Canadian Players of the Year / Joueurs canadiens de l’année

>>Voting by Canadian media and Canadian coaches / Élus par les médias canadiens et les entraîneurs canadiens

>>The award will celebrate Canada’s top-two soccer players in recognition of their 2009 achievements with both the senior national team and their respective club teams. / Ce prix récompense le meilleur joueur et la meilleure joueuse canadiens pour leurs performances exceptionnelles respectives en 2009, tant au sein de l’équipe nationale senior qu’auprès de leur club respectif.




Male Nominees from the Men’s national team / Joueurs en nomination de l’équipe nationale masculine senior

– de Guzman, Julian M Scarborough, ON, CAN CAN / Toronto FC

– De Rosario, Dwayne M Scarborough, ON, CAN CAN / Toronto FC

– Gerba, Ali F Montréal, QC, CAN CAN / Toronto FC

– Hutchinson, Atiba M Brampton, ON, CAN DEN / F.C. København

– Jackson, Simeon M Mississauga, ON, CAN ENG / Gillingham FC

– Johnson, Will F Toronto, ON, CAN USA / Real Salt Lake

– Klukowski, Mike D/M Oshawa, ON, CAN BEL / Club Brugge KV

– McKenna, Kevin D/F Calgary, AB, CAN GER / 1. FC Köln

– Pizzolitto, Nevio D Montréal, QC, CAN CAN / Impact de Montréal

– other selection/ autre



Female Nominees from the Winners – Women’s national team – presented by Teck / Joueuses en nomination de l’équipe nationale féminine Winners et dont le partenaire – présentateur est Teck

– Chapman, Candace D/M Ajax, ON, CAN USA / FC Gold Pride

– Franko, Martina F/D Squamish, BC, CAN USA / Los Angeles Sol

– LeBlanc, Karina G Maple Ridge, BC, CAN USA / Los Angeles Sol

– Matheson, Diana M Oakville, ON, CAN NOR / Team Strømmen FK

– McLeod, Erin G Edmonton, AB, CAN USA / Washington Freedom

– Moscato, Carmelina M Mississauga, ON, CAN ITA / U.P.C Tavagnacco

– Parker, Kelly M Saskatoon, SK, CAN USA / Sky Blue FC

– Sinclair, Christine F Burnaby, BC, CAN USA / FC Gold Pride

– Wilkinson, Rhian M Baie d’Urfé, QC, CAN NOR / Team Strømmen FK

– other selection/ autre



Canadian U-20 Players of the Year / Joueurs U20 canadiens de l’année

>>Voting by Canadian coaches / Élus par les entraîneurs canadiens



Male Nominees (born 1989 or later) from the Men’s U-20 team / Joueurs en nomination (nés en 1989 ou après) de l’équipe masculine U20

– Attakora-Gyan, Nana D Orangeville, ON, Canada CAN / Toronto FC

– Edwini-Bonsu, Randy F Edmonton, AB, Canada CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

– Haber, Marcus F Vancouver, BC, CAN CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

– Hoilett, David M Brampton, ON, CAN ENG / Blackburn Rovers

– Sidra, Eddy D Edmonton, AB, Canada GER / FC Energie Cottbus

– Straith, Adam D Victoria, BC, Canada GER / FC Energie Cottbus (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

– other selection/ autre



Female Nominees (born 1990 or later) from the Winners – Women’s U-20 team / Joueuses en nomination (nées en 1990 ou après) de l’équipe féminine U20 Winners

– Chénard, Laura M Ste-Luce, QC, CAN CAN / SC Amiral Québec

– Colpitts, Dayle G Fredericton, NB, CAN CAN / NTC-Atlantic

– Filigno, Jonelle M Mississauga, ON, CAN USA / Rutgers University

– Pachecho, Gina M Ottawa, ON, CAN USA / University of South Florida

– Patterson, Taylor M Edmonton, AB, CAN USA / University of South Florida

– Stewart, Chelsea M/F The Pas, MB, CAN USA / Vanderbilt University

– other selection/ autre



Canadian U-17 Players of the Year / Joueurs U17 canadiens de l’année

>>Voting by Canadian coaches / Élus par les entraîneurs canadiens



Male Nominees (born 1992 or later) from the BMO Financial Group – Men’s U-17 team / Joueurs en nomination (nés en 1992 ou après) de l’équipe masculine U17 Groupe financier BMO

– Augustin, Francesco D Montréal, QC, CAN CAN / Attak de Trois-Rivières

– Bassi, Derrick D Delta, BC, CAN ENG / Middlesbrough FC

– Cobby, Kevin M Brampton, ON, CAN CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

– Hoilett, Jaineil F Brampton, ON, CAN GER / FSV Mainz’05

– Lao, Jonathan M Markham, ON, CAN CAN / TFC Academy

– Teibert, Russell M Niagara Falls, ON, CAN CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

– other selection / autre



Female Nominees (born 1993 or later) from the BMO Financial – Women’s U-17 team / Joueuses en nomination (nées en 1993 ou après) de l’équipe féminine U17 Groupe financier BMO

– Cantave, Haisha F Orléans, ON, CAN CAN / Capital United FC

– Ghoneim, Nour F Aurora, ON, CAN CAN / Richmond Hill Raiders

– Hémond, Sabrina M Sherbrooke, QC, CAN CAN / Lac St-Louis Lakers

– Raymer, Abigail M Victoria, BC, CAN CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

– Setterlund, Nicole M Surrey, BC, CAN CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

– Simpson, Diamond M Mississauga, ON, CAN CAN / Dixie Dragons

– other selection / autre

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