U.S. Soccer announced the nominees for its 2021 Player of the Year awards, recognizing top performers for country and club across the sport this year with the BioSteel Female and Male Player of the Year, Chipotle Young Female and Male Player of the Year, as well as establishing the ADAPTandTHRIVE Disability Award, presented by Degree and new Player of the Year awards for Female and Male Beach Soccer and Futsal, along with the One Nation Social Impact Award.
For the first time, the process for selecting the BioSteel Female and Male Player of the Year as well as the Chipotle Young Female and Young Male Player of the Year awards will be opened up to fans via ussoccer.com. The fan vote will account for 15 percent of the overall tally, with the rest coming from National Team players, coaches, media and other related constituencies.
Voting for the awards starts Monday, Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Dec. 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced throughout the month of December.
Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson is up for Biosteel Male Player of the Year, alongside Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzsburg - AUT), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Weston McKennie (Juventus - ITA), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea - ENG) and Matt Turner (New England Revolution.
Atlanta United defender George Bello is up for Chipotle Young Male Player of the Year, alongside Gianluca Busio (Venezia - ITA), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Yunus Munsha (Valencia - ESP), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas).