End of the Season Awards AlliesIt’s time to announce what is the most significant award of them all, whom you have chosen as 2012′s Ally of the Year in North American soccer.

This one is very tough for me. You sent in so many deserving nominees and if left to my own devices there would have been no way I could have picked a winner among them. They have marched for marriage equality, produced groundbreaking videos, and stood in line for hours to be photographed with duct tape on their mouths. And personally, there are people on this list whom I have come to know as friends. Thank you all so much for your support throughout the year.

The nominees are:

  • Brian Dunseth & Chris Wingert
  • Mike Chabala, Ben Olsen & Chris Pontius
  • The Chicago Fire
  • Jimmy Conrad
  • Mike Boxall, Jay DeMerit & Jordan Harvey
  • Kyle Martino
  • Amobi Okugo
  • AJ Soares
  • The Timbers Army
  • The You Can Play Project

But the winner of Ally of the Year 2012 Is…
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