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Major League Soccer announced today that Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave was voted the 2010 Visa Defender of the Year. Olave appeared in 27 games this season for Salt Lake, anchoring a defense that allowed just 20 goals in 2010, the fewest allowed by an MLS club in a single season all-time. This award was voted on by players, coaches and general managers, and media. MLS also announced that Kevin Stott was voted the adidas Referee of the Year and Craig Lowry was voted the adidas Assistant Referee of the Year.
Stott, you may remember, was the referee who worked the final Sounders game of the regular season, watched Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric knock down Steve Zakuani on a breakaway in the box ... and carded Zakuani for diving.
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