Giovani dos Santos selected Galaxy player of the year

The vote for Galaxy player of the year went to the fans this year and they selected Giovani dos Santos.

Dos Santos scored 14 goals with 12 assists in 28 games for the Galaxy.

“He had a very good year obviously. His numbers tell you that. He had 14 goals on the year

Associated Press Photo

Associated Press Photo

and a number of assists. He had a good year and grew as a player,” Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. “It’s his first year playing regularly…in his career, I think. And hopefully he continues to get better.  But he had a much improved year and he’s gotten acclimated to our city, our club and our league and hopefully he continues to get better.”

Jelle Van Damme was selected Defender of the Year. In his first year with the club and Major League Soccer, Van Damme made 28 starts and helped lead the Galaxy defense to a stingy 39 goals allowed.

Gyasi Zardes was selected Humanitarian of the Year. Jack McBean was the LA Galaxy II Player of the Year and goalkeeper Clement Diop was picked LA Galaxy II Defender of the Year. Lee Nishanian was selected LA Galaxy II Humanitarian of the Year.

Ethan Zubak was the LA Galaxy Academy player of the year.


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