Major League Soccer announed its 2013 season award finalists Wednesday, and some love has been shown to Real Salt Lake.
Head coach Jason Kreis, goalkeeper Nick Rimando and defender Nat Borchers are three finalists for 2013 MLS awawrds. Kreis is a finalist for the MLS Coach of the Year, along with New York's Mike Petke and Portland's Caleb Porter. RSL went 16-10-8 in the 2013 regular season, earning the No. 2 seed and finishing with the second-most regular-season point total 56 in franchise history. Kreis has led the club to the brink of its second MLS Cup final in five seasons following RSL's 4-2 win over Portland in the first leg of the Western Conference final at Rio Tinto Stadium on Nov. 10. The Coach of the Year award will be announced on Dec. 2.