|Jose Gallegos, San Antonio FC: Nominated as a Finalist for a second consecutive season, Gallegos continued to shine for San Antonio as it reached the postseason for a second consecutive season. The 20-year-old SAFC Pro Academy graduate recorded seven goals, three assists and 38 chances created while leading the league with 99 completed dribbles. Gallegos also won 233 duels defensively to rank seventh in the league overall with a +9.14 Goals Added mark.
Jonathan Gomez, Louisville City FC: Also nominated for the Championship’s Defender of the Year award, the 18-year-old continued to turn heads this season as he became one of the league’s best two-way players, recording two goals, eight assists and 42 chances created in the regular season in attack. Defensively, Gomez ranked second on LouCity with 39 interceptions, trailing only fellow All-League First Team selection Sean Totsch.
Diego Luna, El Paso Locomotive FC: Making his professional debut this season, the 18-year-old became a key piece in one of the top teams in the Championship this season with nine goals, five assists and a team-high 37 key passes in the regular season. Recently called up to the United States U-20 National Team, Luna appeared in 31 games and ranked sixth on the team with 1,928 minutes of action.
2021 Most Valuable Player Finalists – Winner announced Wednesday, Dec. 1