The Union have once again failed to qualify for the MLS playoffs, but for the second straight year they have brought home the MLS Fair Play Award. Over the course of the season the team from Chester committed the fewest number of fouls in MLS (374), while also earning the second-fewest number of yellow cards (54). They were followed by the Seattle Sounders in second place and the LA Galaxy in third.
The winner is calculated using a points system; fouls and yellow cards are 3 points each, red cards are 7 points, and supplemental points (awarded for disciplinary action) are 8 points.
Darlington Nagbe won the individual award for the second time, a feat that our very own Sebastien Le Toux achieved when he was a recipient in 2010 and 2011.
It's nice to get some recognition for fair play, but hopefully Earnie Stewart can help the club get some real trophies in the very near future.