Jelle Van Damme selected finalist for two awards

Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme has been a savior in the back for the Galaxy this season in his first year in MLS.

Tuesday, it was announced that Van Damme was a finalist for both the MLS Defender and galaxyNewcomer of the Year awards.

Van Damme joined the Galaxy from Standard Liege of the Belgian first division. He made 28 appearances during the regular season, helping the Galaxy become one  of the league’s stingiest defenses, allowing just 39 goals.

The Defender of the Year award will be announced Nov. 11. The Newcomer of the Year will be awarded Nov. 21.


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