Atlanta United’s Leandro Gonzalez Pirez finished fourth in the voting for MLS Defender of the Year.
Sporting KC’s Ike Opara was named the winner on Thursday.
Gonzalez Pirez, a native of Argentina, started 32 games and scored one goal with three assists. He finished with 66 tackles and a tackle success rate of 83.5 percent. He led the league in interceptions (98).
He was part of a group that posted 13 shutouts this season.