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Miguel Almiron wins 2017 MLS Newcomer of the Year

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Another award bagged.

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Atlanta United has had another honor bestowed upon them after a fantastic inaugural season. This time it’s Miguel Almiron raking in the award.

Major League Soccer announced on Monday that the Paraguayan was voted as the 2017 Newcomer of the Year award winner. Whatever that is.

It’s kinda like Rookie of the Year but for old guys? I guess? Seems a bit arbitrary of an award, but it’s cool nonetheless. I’m sure he’ll be telling his grand kids about it when he’s done playing years from now.

He edged out the Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic by just under 13% in the voting. Coming in third was Miggy’s BFF, Josef Martinez. Here are the full results.