As it is customary around this time of the year, award nominations are flying in left and right. Canada’s soccer association revealed their nominees for awards yesterday and FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was listed under the nominees for Player of the Year.
Tesho Akindele scored 6 goals and 4 assists in 31 MLS appearances (15 starts) during 2016. He also made several appearances for Canada over the course of the year, appearing in seven of then and starting four with one goal scored along the way. His lone tally came in a 1-1 friendly draw with Azerbaijan in June.
Voting for the 2016 Canadian Players of the Year award is split between media and coaches from across Canada and is open from November 28-December 8. The Men's National Team Player of the Year will be named in mid-December.
Canada Soccer Men's National Team Program (#CANMNT)
Name / Club / City in which they grew up
- Tesho Akindele | USA / FC Dallas | Calgary, AB
- Scott Arfield | ENG / Burnley FC | Livingston, SCO
- Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal FC | Brossard, QC
- Milan Borjan | BUL / PFK Ludogorets Razgrad | Hamilton, ON
- Marcel de Jong | CAN / Ottawa Fury FC & CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Newmarket, ON
- David Edgar | ENG / Sheffield United & CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Kitchener, ON
- David Junior Hoilett | ENG / Queen's Park Rangers & WAL / Cardiff City | Brampton, ON
- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK | Brampton, ON
- Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC | Brampton, ON
- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC | Brampton, ON
- Tosaint Ricketts | CAN / Toronto FC | Edmonton, AB
- Adam Straith | NOR / Fredrikstad FK | Victoria, BC