Alejandro Pozuelo Named MLS MVP for 2020

Alejandro Pozuelo Named MLS MVP for 2020

Alejandro Pozuelo has been awarded MVP of the 2020 Season. He finished first winning 35.5 percent of the vote, followed by LAFC’s striker Diego Rossi, who would in the MLS Golden Boot Award with 14 goals to his name, finished second receiving 17.80 percent of the vote. Sounders attacking midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro would finish third in votes getting 10.58 percent. Lodeiro’s teammate, Jordan Morris would finish fourth receiving 8.49 percent. All State Goalkeeper of The Year award recipient, Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake got 4.91 percent of the votes.

The Spaniard playmaker becomes the second player for Toronto FC to win the award since Sebastian Giovinco won the honor in 2015.  Pozuelo was the player Toronto FC brought in to replace Giovinco’s productivity when he left to Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal. Alejandro proved integral to the team’s success going forward from Giovinco leading the team to a third MLS Cup Final in his first season. Despite losing to the Seattle Sounders 3-1 in the final, he was the player in the midfield the team could depend and build around for the next few years.

Pozuelo signed with Toronto FC as a designated player on March 4 2019 from Belgium club KRC Genk. Having spent three successful seasons in Belgium prior to joining Toronto, he was confident in his abilities and felt he could contribute whatever team he played for next. His first season with Toronto, Pozuelo scored 12 goals and had 12 assists. In 2020 he scored 9 goals and made 10 assists over 23  regular seasonmatches.

At 29-years-old, he knows he’s at his peak level as a professional soccer player in terms of his playing abilities, showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

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