University of Delaware senior forward Guillermo Delgado is one of 28 players named to the men’s watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the annual award given to the most outstanding college soccer player.
The native of Tres Cantos, Spain, has now been on the watch list for the award each of the last three years after exploding onto the college soccer scene with 15 goals and 5 assists in his first season. He has 37 goals and 11 assists in 59 games over his three years in Newark and is a three-time All-American.
He’s spent the summer playing for Sounders FC U23 in the Premier Development League, scoring four goals and adding a pair of assists in 13 games in his second stint with the club.
Delgado and the Blue Hens open their 2016 season on the road at Bucknell on Friday, August 26 after hosting George Mason on August 16 and Saint Joseph’s on August 20 for a pair of exhibition matches. The Blue Hens have posted winning seasons in each of Delgado’s three years, finishing 10-7-4 last year.
UCLA junior forward Abu Danladi is the likely favorite after opting to forgo a deal with Major League Soccer or teams in Europe to stay in school another year. He is one of eight juniors on the list, which also includes two sophomores.
Seven players on the list have ties to Major League Soccer academies, but none to the Philadelphia Union Academy. Delgado is the only player on the list with ties to the Philadelphia region.
Seattle Sounders rookie Jordan Morris (Stanford) won the award last year, beating out Philadelphia Union rookie Fabian Herbers (Creighton). The award has been given annually by the Missouri Athletic Club since 1967.
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