Keegan Rosenberry takes home the first of what will hopefully be multiple awards this year. The MLS Fair Play Award has been given to last year’s third overall pick in the SuperDraft.
For those that don’t know, the Fair Play award is given based on sportsmanship, behavior, fouls and cards as well as minutes played. Seattle’s Chad Marshall and New England’s Chris Tierney were Rosenberry’s fellow finalists.
Let’s break down why Keegan was the clear cut choice for this award. If you’ve ever met or interacted with Keegan, you get that he’s probably one of the most genuine and outgoing people currently in at least the Union’s locker room if not the league. On top of that he was the ONLY - again only - player in the league to play every minute in the regular season this year. Fouls? Rosenberry only committed 13 fouls all year and got a total of zero yellow cards. Hard to do better than that as a defenseman right? Right.
Bringing home the Fair Play award makes Keegan the second individual Union player to take home an award, with the other being Sebastien Le Toux who won the same award in 2014 and 2015. The big award that we here at tBG would love to see Keegan take home is Rookie of the Year but we will certainly congratulate him on the Fair Play award regardless of the results of ROY voting next week.