Major League Soccer has opened the 2022 MLS Year-End Awards nomination process from Tuesday, September 20 (5pm ET) through Tuesday, September 27 (5pm ET). During this window, MLS clubs may submit their top candidates to the MLS League Office for inclusion on the 2022 MLS Year-End Awards ballot.
VOTING & SELECTION PROCEDURES:
AWARDS DETERMINED BY VOTES
MLS club technical staffs, MLS players, and media members may vote for two nominees per award during the voting period, which spans from Friday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct 10 at 5 p.m. ET – the day after MLS Decision Day 2022. An equal 33.3 percentage from each voting group will account for the final result. Awards determined by club, player, and media votes include: Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player, MLS Comeback Player of the Year, MLS Defender of the Year, MLS Newcomer of the Year, MLS Young Player of the Year, Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year, MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year, , and MLS Best XI.
AWARDS DETERMINED BY STATISTICS / OBJECTIVE CRITERIA
Following MLS Decision Day 2022, the individual and team with the highest totals in their respective awards categories will win those awards. Awards determined by stats include the Supporters’ Shield, which is awarded for the team with the highest points total at the end of the regular season, and the MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi honors the player with the most goals scored during the regular season.
AWARDS DETERMINED BY FAN VOTES
Fan votes on MLSsoccer.com will determine the winners for AT&T MLS Goal of the Year and MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate,
LIST OF 2022 MLS YEAR-END AWARDS
Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player
Description: Most Valuable Player in MLS during the 2022 MLS regular season.
Nomination Criteria: Player(s) must have appeared in at least one match during the 2022 MLS regular season. MLS clubs may submit up to two nominees for this award.
Selection Process: Voted on by media members, clubs, and players.