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Fire Players In The Running For Year-End Awards

Niko and Basti aren’t the only ones being recognized by the league

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Last week MLS released the ballot for the 2017 league MVP Award. The longlist includes Fire marquee players Nemanja Nikolic and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Yesterday, the full list of nominees for MLS’ year-end awards was released, and the Fire are well represented here as well.

Chicago award nominees include:

Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player Award: Nemanja Nikolic, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Newcomer Of The Year Award: Nemanja Nikolic, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Defender Of The Year Award: Johan Kappelhof

MLS Works Humanitarian Of The Year Award: Matt Lampson

Finalists for each award category will be announced on October 31st.