One week remains in vote for Canadian Players of the Year

Coaches and media have one week left to make their selections for the 2008 Canadian Players of the Year. Coaches and media are each making top-three selections in the men’s and women’s 2008 adidas Canadian Players of the Year categories while coaches are making top-three selections in the men’s and women’s U-20 and U-17 categories. Voting concludes this 3 January.



Fans, of course, are also making their own selections for the CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choices. Fans have up until 9 January to pick their favourite players from the 2008 season (no rhyme or reason required). So far, fan favourites include Julian de Guzman, Dwayne De Rosario, Ali Gerba and Tomasz Radzinski in the male category and Kara Lang, Christine Sinclair, Melissa Tancredi and Rhian Wilkinson in the female category.

Coaches and media have one week left to make their selections for the 2008 Canadian Players of the Year. Coaches and media are each making top-three selections in the men’s and women’s 2008 adidas Canadian Players of the Year categories while coaches are making top-three selections in the men’s and women’s U-20 and U-17 categories. Voting concludes this 3 January.



Fans, of course, are also making their own selections for the CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choices. Fans have up until 9 January to pick their favourite players from the 2008 season (no rhyme or reason required). So far, fan favourites include Julian de Guzman, Dwayne De Rosario, Ali Gerba and Tomasz Radzinski in the male category and Kara Lang, Christine Sinclair, Melissa Tancredi and Rhian Wilkinson in the female category.



The Canadian Players of the Year awards recognizes players for their 2008 performance with both the national team and the respective club teams. The six Canadian Players of the Year will be announced in the week of 5-9 January.



The CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choices, meanwhile, give fans an opportunity to recognize their favourite players. The two CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choices will be announced in the week of 12-16 January.



Almost one year ago, Dwayne De Rosario and Christine Sinclair were named 2007 adidas Canadian Players of the Year. Asmir Begovic and Sophie Schmidt were named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year while Olivier Lacoste-Lebuis and Monica Lam-Feist were named Canadian U-17 Players of the Year.

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