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5000 the Year Winners:
2019: Matt Lampson (LA Galaxy) 2018: Matt Lampson (Minnesota United) 2017: Ryan Hollingshead (FC Dallas) 2016: Matt Lampson (Chicago Fire) 2015: Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC) 2014: A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy) 2013: Matt Reis (New England Revolution) 2012: Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) 2011: Zak Boggs (New England Revolution) 2010: Seth Stammler (New York Red Bulls) 2009: Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards); Logan Pause (Chicago Fire) 2008: Jose Burciaga Jr. (Colorado Rapids) 2007: Diego Gutierrez (Chicago Fire) 2006: Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution) 2005: Brian Kamler (Real Salt Lake) 2004: Chris Henderson (Colorado Rapids) 2003: Ben Olsen (D.C. United) 2002: Steve Jolley (MetroStars) 2001: Tim Howard (MetroStars) 2000: Abdul Thompson Conteh (San Jose Earthquakes)
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