Major League Soccer has announced three more awards this week, all of them well-deserved.
San Jose winger Bobby Convey, whose phenomenal performance last week prodded the Earthquakes past the New York Red Bulls and into Saturday's Eastern Conference final against the Colorado Rapids, is the Comeback Player of the Year. Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio, who scored 12 league goals and six more to lead the Utahns into next year's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, is Newcomer of the Year. New York midfielder Seth Stammler is Humanitarian of the Year.
There were no Galaxy or Chivas USA finalists in any of the categories. L.A. forward Edson Buddle and Chivas midfielder Michael Lahoud were nominated for the Humanitarian honor.