Concacaf released their nominees and opened up the voting for their annual awards on Monday, and Los Angeles Football Club forward Carlos Vela is among the 10 players nominated for Concacaf Male Player of the Year. Vela is also nominated for the Concacaf Best XI vote in the forwards category.
Vela, 29, was LAFC’s first Designated Player. In his first season in MLS, he scored 14 goals and 13 assists in MLS regular season play, and added an assist in the MLS Playoffs, and was named to the MLS Best XI for 2018. He also played for Mexico in the 2018 World Cup, where he scored a goal and helped El Tri advance from group stage play.
The Concacaf Awards are both for players who come from Concacaf countries playing club soccer anywhere in the world, and non-Concacaf players who play in leagues in the region.
25 percent of the Concacaf Awards vote is decided by a public vote, and you can go to Concacaf’s website anytime between now and Jan. 8 to cast your ballot. In addition to the men’s awards there’s also awards for women, so there’s plenty to choose from in determining the winners of the region’s awards.
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