Alex Callens has enjoyed a monster season on both sides of the ball for NYCFC. (Photo courtesy of NYCFC)

New York City FC center back Alex Callens, who has enjoyed a career season in 2022, Thursday was named a finalist for MLS defender of the year.

Two Philadelphia Union defenders – Jakob Glesnes and Kai Wagner – are the other two finalists.

NYCFC will host Inter Miami CF in a first-round MLS Cup Playoff game at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. on Monday, Oct 17.