Oscar Pareja was named MLS Coach of the Year on Thursday after leading FC Dallas to the club's most successful season.
Pareja won with an average of 34 percent of the vote, barely edging out Colorado's Pablo Mastroeni, who finished just under 33 percent.
The Colombian won both the player and media vote, while Mastroeni led among club management. New York City FC's Patrick Vieira was third with nearly 16 percent of the vote.
Dallas claimed the Supporters' Shield for the best regular season record...
FC Dallas has announced that contract options have been exercised on 10 players, while seven others have not had their deals renewed.
2016 MLS defender of the year and U.S. international Matt Hedges, as well as Dallas' joint-leading scorers last season, Michael Barrios and Maxi Urruti, were among those whose options were picked up.
Also set to stay at Toyota Stadium are Tesho Akindele, Maynor Figueroa, Timo Pitter, Colin Bonner, Aaron Guillen, Jesse Gonzalez and Chris Seitz.
FC Dallas center-back Matt Hedges was named MLS Defender of the Year by the league on Friday.
Hedges, 26, started 26 games and helped Dallas win the Supporters' Shield for the best regular-season record.
With Hedges in the lineup, FCD allowed an average of 0.88 goals per game, while without him the team was hit for 2.125 goals per game.
There were plenty of unprompted critiques coming from the press box during New York City FC's capitulation to Toronto on Sunday, but some variation of the idea that "they're just not a playoff team" idea came up repeatedly. Far from discussing NYCFC alone, though, the assertion was extended to the city's other club; earlier the same day the Red Bulls had been knocked out of the postseason themselves.
It's routine in MLS circles to question the value of the Supporters' Shield, particularly with...