The National Women’s Soccer League announced Monday the list of 2018 NWSL Awards.
Those awards feature the Most Valuable Player, defender of the year, goalkeeper of the year, rookie of the year, coach of the year and Best XI. The 2018 NWSL Awards will be voted upon in two rounds with fans again participating in the voting process.
In the preliminary round, owners, general managers, coaches, players and the media will vote on the individual awards from Sept. 10 to Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. ET to determine the finalists.
The fans will then join the voting via an online link for the final round from Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET to determine the individual award winners and Best XI.
Preliminary round: Owners/GMs/Coaches (25 percent), Media (25 percent) and Players (50 percent)
Final round: Fans (20 percent), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20 percent), Media (20 percent) and Players (40 percent)
The winners will be announced in the days leading up to and following the NWSL Championship Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Lifetime at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.
The announcement schedule
Wednesday, Sept. 19: Best XI/Second XI
Tuesday, Sept. 25: MVP
Wednesday, Sept. 26: Rookie of the year/Coach of the year
Thursday, Sept. 27: Goalkeeper of the year/Defender of the year