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Seven players and Union head coach in running for year-end awards from MLS

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Alejandro Bedoya and Borek Dockal nominated for league MVP, Jim Curtin for Coach of the Year

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Six Philadelphia Union players and head coach Jim Curtin are on the ballots that were released Monday for year-end awards from Major League Soccer.

Alejandro Bedoya and Borek Dockal are among the 41 players nominated for the Landon Donovan MLS MVP award.

Other nominees include Auston Trusty for Defender of the Year, Andre Blake for Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year, Dockal and Cory Burke for Newcomer of the Year, Ray Gaddis for MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year, Mark McKenzie for AT&T Rookie of the Year and Jim Curtin for Coach of the Year.

Other nominees on the list with ties to the region include Montreal Impact defender Daniel Lovitz (Wyndmoor, Pa.) for Defender of the Year, Columbus Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen (Downingtown, Pa.) and LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) for Goalkeeper of the Year, Portland Timbers defender Zarek Valentin (Lancaster, Pa.) former Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath for Humanitarian of the Year and area natives Ben Olsen (Middletown, Pa.) and Peter Vermes (Delran, N.J.) for Coach of the Year.

To see the full list of nominees, visit www.mlssoccer.com.