Sept. 18, 2021 - Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta United forward Luiz Araujo (19) makes a move against a D.C. United defender during the second half at Mercedes Benz Stadium Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Ga.. JASON GETZ FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Atlanta United’s Luiz Araujo finished fourth in MLS Newcomer of the Year voting announced by the league on Monday.
LAFC’s Cristian Arango finished first, followed by Vancouver’s Ryan Gauld and San Jose’s Eduardo Lopez.
Araujo finished with four goals and four assists in 15 appearances.
He received 10.9 percent of the vote by the players, 3 percent of the vote by club personnel and 2.5 percent of voting by media for a 5.47 percent total. Arango finished with 38.5 percent voting total.
MLS Newcomer of the Year Winners:
2021: Cristian Arango – Los Angeles Football Club
2020: Lucas Zelarayán – Columbus Crew SC
2019: Carles Gil – New England Revolution
2018: Zlatan Ibrahimović – LA Galaxy
2017: Miguel Almirón – Atlanta United
2016: Nicolás Lodeiro – Seattle Sounders FC
2015: Sebastian Giovinco – Toronto FC
2014: Pedro Morales – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2013: Diego Valeri – Portland Timbers
2012: Federico Higuaín – Columbus Crew SC
2011: Mauro Rosales – Seattle Sounders FC
2010: Álvaro Saborío – Real Salt Lake
2009: Fredy Montero – Seattle Sounders FC
2008: Darren Huckerby – San Jose Earthquakes
2007: Luciano Emílio – D.C. United
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Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer.