Omar Gonzalez voted MLS defender of year

Omar Gonzalez of the MLS Cup finalist Los Angeles Galaxy has

been voted the league’s defender of the year.

Gonzalez, who turned 23 on Oct. 11, became the youngest player

to win the award.

In voting by players, media and club officials announced

Wednesday, Gonzalez received 94.5, followed by Real Salt Lake’s

Jamison Olave (50.7) and Nat Borchers (21.5). The total equals the

percentage of votes received from each of the three groups added