USA’s Bradley wins Futbol de Primera Player of the Year award

U.S. Men's National Team captain Michael Bradley has been named U.S. Player of the Year.

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SAN FRANCISCO —

Midfielder Michael Bradley has won the Futbol de Primera Player of the Year award.

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Given annually to the best American player, the American captain had three goals and six assists in 18 appearances in 2015, the most assists on the team in a calendar year since Landon Donovan’s eight in 2013.

Bradley, who plays for Toronto in Major League Soccer, received 39 first-place votes and 176 points in voting by media conducted by Futbol de Primera that was announced Friday. Three-time winner Clint Dempsey was second with 33 firsts and 145 points, followed by 2013 winner Jozy Altidore with nine firsts and 70 points.

A player receives three points for each first-place vote in the balloting, two points for each second-place vote, and one point for each third-place vote.

Information from FOXSoccer.com contributed to this report.