MLS Next Postseason Awards Announced

MLS Next Postseason Awards Announced
by Travis Clark
July 26, 2022

MLS Next announced the award winners for the 2021-22 season, naming an MVP, Goal of the Year and Sportsmanship Award for the four oldest age groups.

The four MLS Next MVPs were selected by the MLS Next Player Selection committee, which is made of MLS Player Development department personnel. Fans voted on the Goal of the Year in a social media vote.

Below are the awards for each age group.

U15

MVP: Ruben Ramos Jr, LA Galaxy

Goal of the Year: Sebastian Gomez – Seattle Sounders FC (WATCH)

Sportsmanship Award: PA Classics

  • First Runner-Up: Rochester New York FC Youth
  • Second Runner-Up: ALBION SC San Diego

U16

MVP: Roka Tsunehara, De Anza Force

Goal of the Year: Alessandro Maldonado – D.C. United (WATCH)

Sportsmanship Award: Sockers FC

  • First Runner-Up: PA Classics
  • Second Runner-Up: Michigan Wolves

U17

MVP: Bryan Moyado, LAFC

Goal of the Year: Juan Hurtado – Weston FC (WATCH)

Sportsmanship Award: PA Classics

  • First Runner-Up: Rochester New York FC Youth
  • Second Runner-Up: Phoenix Rising FC

U19

MVP: Colin Griffith, PDA

Goal of the Year: Mitch Ferguson – Portland Timbers (WATCH)

Sportsmanship Award: PA Classics

  • First Runner-Up: Queen City Mutiny
  • Second Runner-Up: Sporting Kansas City
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