The 2022 Player Award Winners have been announced! The Red-and-White put together a shortlist of the Best Goals, Saves, and Players of the 2022 season. The winners of the 2022 Player Awards were selected through online voting by Red-and-White fans.
The slate of award winners for the 2022 campaign is as follows:
Best Goal Winner: Abdellatif Aboukoura vs. New York Red Bulls II
Best Save Winner: Luis Zamudio vs. Birmingham Legion
Fans’ Choice Award Winner: Jacob Greene
This award is designated for the top performer of the 2022 season. The winner was selected via a vote by the Red-and-White fans.
Homegrown defender Jacob Greene recorded the most minutes by a American teenager in the USL Championship this season. In 33 matches (32 starts), Greene recorded 2 goals, 1 assist and 28 key passes. On the defensive side, the D.C. United Academy product produced 42 clearances, 20 interceptions, 34 successful tackles and a team-high 130 duels won.
Runner-Up: Skage Simonsen
Second Runner-Up: Tyler Freeman
Players’ Choice Award Winner: Luis Zamudio
This award, voted on solely by his teammates, celebrates the player who exemplifies what it means to be a ‘United’ player through their attitude, reliability, character and success on and off the pitch.
In his first season with the Red-and-White, goalkeeper Luis Zamudio was instrumental in Loudoun United’s defensive success. In 27 appearances, ‘El Pulpo’ recorded 105 saves – the second most in the USL Championship Regular Season. Zamudio holds the club’s single season clean sheet record (7); which ties the number of clean sheets United has kept in the first three seasons combined.
Runner-Up: Nicky Downs
Second Runner-Up: Carson Vom Steeg