Galaxy midfielder Romain Alessandrini was selected the 2017 Galaxy Player of the Year and Ashley Cole earned Defender of the year honors, the club announced Thursday.
In his first year with the Galaxy and MLS, Alessandrini ended up as one of only four players to record at least 10 goals and 10 assists this season. Alessandrini led the Galaxy with 13 goals and added 12 assists.
Cole made 29 starts and was the Galaxy’s most dependable and consistent defender.
The regular season concluded Sunday around Major League Soccer. The knockout-round, single elimination playoff matches are set for Wednesday and Thursday.
Toronto FC, New York City FC have first-round byes in the Eastern Conference. Seattle and Portland have byes in the Western Conference.
Here is Saturday’s TV schedule for the various soccer matches across the world:
6:25 a.m. – Freiburg at Bayern Munich – FS2
6:55 a.m. – Chelsea at Crystal Palace – NBCSN
7 a.m. – Bournemouth at Tottenham – CNBC
7:05 a.m. – Real Madrid at Getafe – beIN
7:20 a.m. – U-17 World Cup: Mexico vs. Chile – KVEA, FSP
9:15 a.m. – Lazio at Juventus – beIN
9:20 a.m. – RB Leipzig at Borussia Dortmund – FS2
9:30 a.m. – Arsenal at Watford – Ch. 4
11:35 a.m. – Barcelona at Atletico Madrid – beIN
12:30 p.m. – U-17 World Cup: England vs. Iraq – FS2
1:30 p.m. – NWSL: North Carolina vs. Portland, championship – Lifetime
2:55 p.m. – America at Cruz Azul – KMEX
4:55 p.m. – Pachuca at Monterrey – Gala
5 p.m. – Tigres at Leon – KMEX
6:55 p.m. – UNAM at Necaxa – Gala