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Goncalves, Reis, Alston up for MLS awards

Three New England Revolution players are in the running for MLS awards, the league announced Wednesday.

Revs captain Jose Goncalves is up for two awards: Defender of the Year as well as Newcomer of the Year.

Goalie Matt Reis is a contender for the MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year.

Defender Kevin Alston is in the running for Comeback Player of the Year. Alston was sidelined for four-plus months after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) before returning to action on July 27.

Here is the schedule of when the MLS awards are expected to be revealed:

November 25: AT&T Rookie of the Year, Xbox Fair Play Individual & Team of the Year

November 26: MLS Defender of the Year, MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year, and Referee/Assistant Referee of the Year

December 2: MLS Coach of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year

December 3: 2013 MLS Best XI

December 4: Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year and Newcomer of the Year

December 5: AT&T Goal of the Year, MLS Save of the Year and Volkswagen MLS MVP