New England Revolution

Revolution in the running for five MLS awards

Carles Gil is up for MVP and Comeback Player of the Year.

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Carles Gil and his teammates celebrate winning the Supporters' Shield. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

After a historic regular season, it’s probably not surprising that several Revolution players (as well as head coach Bruce Arena) are in the running for MLS year-end awards.

Announced on Monday afternoon, New England has five finalists for major MLS awards.

Revolution playmaker Carles Gil leads the way as a finalist for both the Landon Donovan MLS MVP and Comeback Player of the Year. The 28-year-old Gil, who missed considerable time during last year’s regular season due to an Achilles injury, has played an instrumental role in New England’s 2021 success, leading the league in assists and key passes.

In addition, Arena — having orchestrated New England’s run to a record-setting 73-point season — is up for the Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year.

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Following a season in which he played his way into contention for the U.S. national team, Matt Turner is once again a finalist for Goalkeeper of the Year along with Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union (the 2020 winner) and Joe Willis of Nashville SC.

Another New England player who has thrived on the international level (as well as with the Revolution) is Canadian winger Tajon Buchanan. The 22-year-old is in the running for the Young Player of the Year award.

The award winners will be revealed over the next several weeks, according to a league announcement. The MVP presentation will take place in early December.

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