FC Cincinnati’s nominees announced for 2023 Year-End MLS Awards


FC Cincinnati have seven individuals nominated for eight awards as part of the Major League Soccer 2023 Year-End Awards voting, the league unveiled today. 

Highlighting the best players and coaches of the 2023 season, the league-wide winner in each category will be determined following a vote by journalists, club technical staffs, and MLS players, with each group accounting for 33.3% of the total vote. Club technical staffs and players may not vote for their own team’s nominees. Each individual was nominated by their own club in recognition of their outstanding performance throughout the 2023 MLS regular season.

Voting will open on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and conclude on Monday, Oct. 23, following the close of the MLS regular season.  

FC Cincinnati’s 2023 Year-End Award nominations are as follows: 

Landon Donovan MLS MVP: Luciano Acosta

Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year: Pat Noonan

Allstate MLS Goalie of the Year: Roman Celentano

Defender of the Year: Matt Miazga, Yerson Mosquera

Comeback Player of the Year: Santiago Arias

Newcomer of the Year: Yerson Mosquera

Young Player of the Year: Yerson Mosquera

Audi Goals Drive Progress Impact Award presented by MLS WORKS: Alec Kann

In addition to those awards determined by the journalists, technical staff and player vote,  three additional categories include, MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi awarded to the player with the most goals at the close of the 2023 MLS regular season, as well as AT&T MLS Goal of the Year and MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate that are determined by an online fan vote on Fan voting will open on Oct. 30 and close on Nov. 6.

CLICK HERE for more information about the nomination and voting process for the 2023 Year-End Awards.

2023 Year-End Award Categories & Nominees

CLICK HERE for a complete list of nominees in the following categories: 

•    Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player 
•    Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year 
•    Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year 
•    MLS Defender of the Year 
•    MLS Comeback Player of the Year 
•    MLS Newcomer of the Year 
•    MLS Young Player of the Year 
•    Audi Goals Drive Progress Impact Award presented by MLS WORKS  
•    MLS Referee of the Year 
•    MLS Assistant Referee of the Year 

FC Cincinnati travel to South Florida to take on Inter Miami CF on Saturday, October 7. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the match will stream exclusively on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Fans can also listen to the match locally on Fox Sports 1360 and additionally on SiriusXM FC 157.