thumbnail Hello, USA recognizes the individual who has had the most impact in American soccer. Readers play a role in determining who should win the award.

Who had the biggest influence in American soccer this year?

The inaugural USA award acknowledges the individual who has had the biggest impact in American soccer in 2012. Our readers will have a big part in deciding who will this award.'s editors have selected the nominees for the award and both editors and readers will determine the winner. Here's how voting will work:
  • readers' first-place vote counts for four points. Their second choice vote counts for two points.
  • Each member of USA's editorial staff has voted. Each individual's first-place vote is worth two points, and the second place vote is worth one point.
  • The collection of total points will determine the ultimate winner of the award.

The winner of the USA award will be announced on Dec 27. Here is a slideshow of our nominees.


  • Jurgen Klinsmann
  • Clint Dempsey
  • NBC Sports
  • Pia Sundhage
  • Michael Bradley
  • Abby Wambach

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