Chivas USA's Guzan wins top goalkeeper award; Parkhurst gets Fair Play honor
NEW YORK -- Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan won the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, and New England Revolution defender Michael Parkhurst earned the league's Fair Play award Wednesday.
The Columbus Crew won the team honor for fair play for having the fewest disciplinary points during the 2007 regular season.
Guzan became the 10th different winner of the top keeper award. He led the voting ahead of the Houston Dynamo's Pat Onstad and the New England Revolution's Matt Reis.
The 23-year-old Guzan is in only his third year as a professional. He led his club to the best record in the Western Conference (15-7-8), ranking first among goalkeepers in shutouts (13), tied for second in wins (14) and second in goals-against average (0.93). Guzan's 13 shutouts rank as the second most in a season behind Tony Meola's 16 in 2000. His goals-against average was the fourth best in MLS history.
Chivas allowed only 28 goals this season, second fewest in an MLS season.
Parkhurst, also 23, committed only five fouls and received no cautions or red cards in the 25 games he played during the season. He missed the first three games of the schedule while recovering from a preseason shoulder injury, but came back to lead New England to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
The individual awards were determined by votes of the media, MLS players and MLS coaches and general managers.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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