Former Cosmos midfielder Sebastian Guenzatti is one of three finalists for the USL Championship MVP award, it was announced Tuesday.
In alphabetical order, here are the three finalists:
Hadji Barry, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
The Guinean forward tied the Championship’s single-season record with 25 goals in the regular season and also notched five assists and 49 chances created to provide the focal point for one of the most entertaining attacks in the league. Barry averaged a goal every 111.3 minutes for the Switchbacks while posting a 30.5 percent shot conversion rate as he appeared in every game of the regular season.
Sebastian Guenzatti, Tampa Bay Rowdies
The Rowdies’ captain had a career-best regular season with 21 goals and notched six assists to lead his side in both categories. Guenzatti led the league with 102 shots overall and 60 shots on target, and his willingness to act as the first line of defense also saw him record 24 interceptions defensively. As a result, Guenzatti recorded a league-high +10.86 Goals Added mark in the regular season as the Rowdies finished with the best record in the league.
Santi Moar, Phoenix Rising FC
In his second season with Rising FC, Moar led the club with 16 goals and finished tied for fourth in the Championship with 63 chances created as he helped drive the best attack in the league on a consistent basis. Moar ranked fourth in the league with 94 shots and fifth in the league with 42 shots on target while tying for third in the league with a +10.33 Goals Added mark in the regular season.