Atlanta United’s Thiago Almada up for several MLS awards

Thiago Almada headlined Atlanta United’s players who were nominated for MLS end-of-season awards. The list was published by the league Thursday.

Almada is among several players nominated for MVP, Young Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.

Almada, 21 years old, has six goals and a team-leading 11 assists.

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Other Atlanta United players nominated for awards include Brad Guzan for Goalkeeper of the Year, Miles Robinson for Defender of the Year, JuanJo Purata for Newcomer, Caleb Wiley for Young Player, Santiago Sosa for Comeback Player of the Year and Gonzalo Pineda for Manager of the Year.

Atlanta United is in ninth in the MLS Eastern Conference with two games remaining. It will play at New England on Saturday. It trails seventh-place Miami by two points in the race for the final playoff spot.

The voting will be done by current MLS players, MLS coaches, technical directors and select media members.

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Atlanta United’s 2022 MLS schedule

Feb. 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1

March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0

March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1

March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3

April 2 Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 0

April 10 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0

April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0

April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1

April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 Atlanta United 4, Chicago 1

May 15 Atlanta United 2, New England 2

May 21 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2

May 28 Columbus 2, Atlanta United 1

June 19 Atlanta United 2, Miami 0

June 25 Toronto 2, Atlanta United 1

June 30 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1

July 3 Atlanta United 2, NYCFC 2

July 9 Austin 3, Atlanta United 0

July 13 Atlanta United 2, Real Salt Lake 1

July 17 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 1

July 24 L.A. Galaxy 2, Atlanta United 0

July 30 Atlanta United 0, Chicago 0

August 6 Atlanta United 2, Seattle 1

August 13 Atlanta United 2, Cincinnati 2

August 17 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1

August 21 Atlanta United 2, Columbus 2

August 28 Atlanta United 3, D.C. United 2

August 31 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta United 1

Sept. 4 Portland 2, Atlanta United 1

Sept. 10 Atlanta United 4, Toronto 2

Sept. 14 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 0

Sept 17 Atlanta United 0 Philadelphia 0

Oct. 1 at New England, 1:30 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 9 vs. NYCFC, TBD, BSSO/BSSE