Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s End of Season Awards are back for FC Cincinnati’s inaugural MLS season. Today we announce our 2019 Fan-Vote Player of the Year. On Tuesday, we will release our Goal of the Year, followed by Wednesday’s Funny Awards. Our Moment of the Year will be announced on Thursday, and we’ll finish the week on Friday with our Staff-Voted Player of the Year. Stay tuned to CST as we look back on our favorite points of the 2019 FC Cincinnati season.
For the second straight year, CST listeners and readers have voted Emmanuel Ledesma as their Player of the Year. Ledesma won with 65.4% of the fan vote.
In FC Cincinnati’s four seasons, there have only been two fan-vote winners — Harrison Delbridge in 2016 and 2017 and now Ledesma in 2018 and 2019.
We received 494 votes this year for our Fan Player of the Year. Thanks to all who voted.
Here’s a list of Ledesma’s achievements this year:
■ Tied Danni Konig for the club’s all-time goal record with 22.
■ Co-leader in goals scored with six.
■ Team leader in assists with four.
■ MLS Team of the Week honors in Week 18.