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Whitecaps' Pedro Morales named Newcomer of the year in Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps' Pedro Morales, of Chile, reacts after putting a shot wide of the Colorado Rapids goal during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver on October 25, 2014. Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Pedro Morales has been named the 2014 MLS Newcomer of the Year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
December 03, 2014 - 7:56 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Pedro Morales has been named the 2014 MLS Newcomer of the Year.

The Chilean designated player is the first Whitecaps player to win a major year-end league award as voted on by his peers.

With 87 per cent of the votes, the Whitecaps captain beat out New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones and LA Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki.

The award is decided by Major League Soccer players, club leadership, and media members.

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