Los Angeles Galaxy Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named the Player of the Year in the US, in front of Wayne Rooney.
Zlatan, 37, leads the polls of coaches and players, as well as journalists' committees, with 36.36 percent of the votes and 32.25 percent for the DC United captain. Carlos Villa Mexico was replaced by Los Angeles FC III (13.47 percent).
Zlatan scored 22 goals and 10 assists, the third time he scored more than 20 goals and 10 assists in a season. The Galaxy won nine times and lost twice each time Zlatan scored.
This award honors new players in the tournament but with previous professional experience, which means that beginners without experience are not entitled to take the award.
Zlatan, who scored for 500 goals in his career on September 15, joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Argentina as the third best players to achieve similar achievements.
Zlatan failed to lead his team to Play of the Year, but his career included great achievements with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan. He has 62 international goals and participated in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.
Rooney scored 12 goals in 21 matches with DC United after moving to New Zealand last July, contributing to the playoffs, exceeding Zlatan by choosing a coach, Zlatan is likely to play players and journalists.