Chicharito leads the year-end awards 

December, 20, 2011
12/20/11
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We at the El Tri blog are not immune to the glut of year-end honors. So without much fanfare, we present our first annual awards. We have no nickname for them yet (The El Tris? The Aztecas? The Chicharitos? OK, maybe not that last one), so we'd happily take any suggestions.

Without further delay, here are the 2011 award winners:

Best forward: Chicharito
Really, was there any doubt about this one? Javier Hernandez, 23, was Mexico's leading goal scorer (7) at the Gold Cup, he is clearly the team's most popular player and he finished a rookie season at Manchester United with 20 goals, a stunning year for a player who was left off Mexico's under-17 team not too long ago.


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