Award season is fast approaching in MLS.
Players, technical staffers (technical directors, GMs and coaches) and a select group of national and regional media will begin voting for each of the awards on Tuesday, October 17.
Each voting group, representing one-third of the total vote, will have until Monday, October 23 at 5 pm ET to submit their votes.
Below is the list of 33 players named to the ballot for the 2017 Defender of the Year award. All players on the Defender of the Year ballot are nominated by their respective club, with a maximum of two nominations permitted per team.
Complete ballots for the other awards will be released over the coming days. Finalists (three per award) will be announced on Tuesday, October 31.
2017 Defender of the Year Award Ballot
|ATL||GONZALEZ PIREZ, Leandro||D|