Landon Donovan is a finalist for Major LeagueSoccer's MVP award and Kasey Keller is up for three postseasonhonors.
Donovan, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder, FC Dallas' JeffCunningham and New England's Shalrie Joseph were the top three invoting by league players, general managers, coaches, referees andmedia.
Keller is up against the Galaxy's Donovan Ricketts and ChivasUSA's Zach Thornton for top goalkeeper honors.
Keller, the most capped goalkeeper in United States nationalteam history, and his Sounders were all over the list of finalistsannounced Monday by MLS. Keller is also up for the best newcomerand fair play awards, while coach Sigi Schmid and defender JhonKennedy Hurtado are also award candidates.
The Sounders are definitely going to win at least one award:Freddie Ljungberg and Fredy Montero are the other top newcomerfinalists.
Houston's Pat Onstad and the Revolution's Steve Ralston areKeller's competition for the fair play award.
Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and the Crew's Robert Warzycha are upagainst Schmid, while Hurtado's competition is Houston's GeoffCameron and Columbus' Chad Marshall.
The Chicago Fire's Brian McBride, a former United Statesstriker, is a finalist for comeback player of the year, along withThornton and D.C. United's Ben Olsen.
Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei, Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalezand midfielder/forward Chris Pontius of D.C. United are up forrookie of the year.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times