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Will Johnson picked as 2013 BMO Canadian Player of the Year

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Will Johnson is the male selection for the 2013 BMO Canadian Player of the Year award.

The Portland Timbers captain was chosen in an equally shared vote by Canadian media and Canadian coaches and clubs.

Johnson is one of two winners of the 2013 BMO Canadian Players of the Year award. The female selection will be announced shortly.

In 2013, the native of Toronto led the Portland Timbers to a first-place finish in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference (14 wins, 15 draws and five losses). The 26-year-old captain scored nine times in 28 matches and was selected to the MLS Best XI all-stars.

In the MLS playoffs, he scored in back-to-back matches for the Timbers against the Seattle Sounders in the quarterfinal series and did so again versus Real Salt Lake in the semi-final series.

In what was his ninth international season, Johnson recorded one assist in three appearances for Canada. In July, he was part of Canada’s CONCACAF Gold Cup squad.

Johnson is the 14th different men’s player to win the Canadian Player of the Year award. Runners up for 2013 included Atiba Hutchinson, Patrice Bernier and Russell Teibert.

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