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POLL: Who had the most influence on American soccer in 2012?

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POLL: Who had the most influence on American soccer in 2012?

Who has 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 over the past year. 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 of's editorial staff have voted. Each individual's first place vote is worth 2 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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