Carli Lloyd and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernanez took home CONCACAF’s top individual honor for 2015 winning the 2015 Female and Make Player of the Year awards, respectively, at the annual banquet last Friday in Miami. It was a sweep for the United States in the goalkeeping category with Tim Howard and Hope Solo claiming the awards.
Lloyd was no surprise after winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award earlier this month. The 33-year-old become the first woman to score a hat-trick in a Women’s World Cup final as she led the Stars and Stripes to their first world title since 1999. She finished the tournament as the Golden Ball winner.
Lloyd also won the CONCACAF Goal of the Year. Her strike from midfield in the 16th minute completed her hat-trick, put the USWNT in control of the final, and left even non-soccer fans with their jaws dropped.
Hernandez scored the opening goal in Mexico’s 3-2 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Cup. The win earned El Tri Colores a spot in next year’s FIFA Confederations Cup.
Howard and Solo each took top honors in the goalkeeping category while USWNT head coach Jill Ellis was named the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s Coach of the Year. Like Lloyd, Ellis also won the 2015 FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year award.
The Portland Timbers Caleb Porter finished 2nd in the voting for Men’s Coach of the Year.
CONCACAF Male Player of the Year
1. Javier Hernandez (FW/MEX); Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
2. Bryan Ruiz (FW/CRC); Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
3. Andres Guardado (MF/MEX); PSV Eindhoven (NED)
CONCACAF Female Player of the Year
1. Carli Lloyd (MF/USA); Houston Dash (USA)
2. Alex Morgan (FW/USA); Orlando Pride (USA)
3. Shirley Cruz (MF/CRC); Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
CONCACAF Male Goalkeeper of the Year
1. Tim Howard (GK/USA); Everton FC (ENG)
2. Jaime Penedo (GK/PAN); Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
3. Guillermo Ochoa (GK/MEX); Malaga FC (ESP)
CONCACAF Female Goalkeeper of the Year
1. Hope Solo (GK/USA); Seattle Reign FC (USA)
2. Dinnia Diaz (GK/CRC); Moravia (CRC)
3. Cecilia Santiago (GK/MEX); Apollon Limassol (CYP)
CONCACAF Male Coach of the Year
1. Hernan Dario Gomez (COL); Panama National Team
2. Caleb Porter (USA); Portland Timbers (USA)
3. Miguel Herrera (MEX); Club Tijuana (MEX)
CONCACAF Female Coach of the Year
1. Jill Ellis (USA); United States Women’s National Team
2. Amelia Valverde (CRC); Costa Rica Women’s National Team
3. Raiza Gutierrez (PAN); Panama Women’s National Team/Panama Women’s Under-20 National Team
CONCACAF Male Referee of the Year
1. Joel Aguilar (SLV)
2. Roberto Garcia (MEX)
3. Fernando Guerrero (MEX)
CONCACAF Female Referee of the Year
1. Kimberly Moreira (CRC)
2. Lucila Venegas (MEX)
3. Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
CONCACAF Goal of the Year
1. Carli Lloyd (USA); USA vs. Japan (16′)
2. Paul Aguilar (MEX); Mexico vs. USA (120+2′)
3. Darwin Quintero (COL); Club America vs. Walter Ferretti (13′)
CONCACAF Male Best XI
GK: Tim Howard (GK/USA); Everton FC (ENG)
DF: Roman Torres (DF/PAN), Seattle Sounders FC (USA); Giancarlo Gonzalez (DF/CRC), US Citta di Palermo (ITA); Hector Moreno (DF/MEX), PSV Eindhoven (NED); Miguel Layun (DF/MEX), FC Porto (POR)
MF: Andres Guardado (MF/MEX), PSV Eindhoven (NED); Michael Bradley (MF/USA), Toronto FC (CAN); Joel Campbell (MF/CRC), Arsenal FC (ENG); Jesus Corona (MF/MEX), FC Porto (POR)
FW: Javier Hernandez (FW/MEX), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER); Bryan Ruiz (FW/CRC), Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
CONCACAF Female Best XI
GK: Hope Solo (GK/USA), Seattle Reign FC (USA)
DF: Kenti Robles (DF/MEX), Atletico Madrid (ESP); Becky Sauerbrunn (DF/USA), FC Kansas City FC (USA); Lixy Rodriguez (DF/CRC), UCEM Alajuela (CRC); Diana Saenz (DF/CRC), University of South Florida (USA)
MF: Carli Lloyd (MF/USA), Houston Dash (USA); Shirley Cruz (MF/CRC), Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA); Katherine Alvarado (MF/CRC), Saprissa (CRC); Veronica Perez (MF/MEX), Canberra United FC (AUS)
FW: Alex Morgan (FW/USA), Orlando Pride (USA); Raquel Rodriguez (FW/CRC), Penn State University (USA)
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