Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Los Angeles Galaxy was named the best new player of the American league, ahead of Wayne Rooney.
The 37-year-old Zlatan, who won 36.36% of the vote against 32.25% for the captain Wayne Rooney of DC United and the Mexican Carlos Villa of Los Angeles FC, who finished third with 13.47%.
Zlatan scored 22 goals and 10 assists, the third time he scored more than 20 goals and 10 assists in a season. Galaxy won 9 times and lost twice each time Zlatan scored a goal.
The award honors new players in the league but with previous professional experience, which means that beginners without experience are not eligible to run for the award.
Zlatan scored a superb goal against Toronto in his 500th goal on September 15, joining Argentine legend Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the third best player to achieve a similar achievement.
Zlatan failed to lead his team to the knockout stages, but his career included great achievements with Barcelona, Paris St Germain and Inter Milan. He has 62 international goals and participated in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.
Rooney scored 12 goals in 21 games with DC United after moving to him last July, contributing to his qualification for the playoffs, beating Zlatan by the vote of the coaches. Zlatan is likely to play with the players and journalists.