Keller a six-time finalist for player of year award

August 17, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- Goalkeeper Kasey Keller has been named a finalist for the sixth time in the balloting for Honda Player of the Year, which honors the outstanding player on the U.S. national team.

Keller, who won the award in 2005, is joined by Clint Dempsey and Brian McBride as finalists for this year's trophy.

Determined by a vote of sports journalists, the 2006 winner will be announced on Oct. 3.

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