Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MLS: Cunningham nominated for MLS MVP, earns second Golden Boot

Jeff Cunningham is one of three players who have been nominated for the Major League Soccer Volkswagen MVP award, giving the former South Florida standout a chance to add to his personal silverware haul this season. Cunningham was nominated alongside the L.A. Galaxy's Landon Donovan and New England's Shalrie Joseph for the honor, the winner of which will be announced on November 19.

Cunningham won the Budweiser Golden Boot as the league’s leading scorer for the second time in his career with 17 goals, including 16 in the last in 15 games, as Dallas made a late push for the playoffs. Cunningham also won the award in 2006, when he scored 16 goals for Real Salt Lake, and is only the second player in MLS history to to have led the league in scoring twice after Carlos Ruiz did so in 2002 and 2003 for the L.A. Galaxy.

Cunningham has also had four goals nominated for the AT&T Goal of the Year award, which is currently in the process of being whittled down to the Top 10. To vote for one of Cunningham’s efforts, or any of the other spectacular goals scored in MLS this season, click here.

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