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Comets' Alvarez named MISL MVP

From the Comets press release:

The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today that Comets’ forward, Byron Alvarez has been named the 2010-2011 MISL Most Valuable Player following a formal voting process that polled members of the media, as well as MISL coaches and general managers. The 32-year-old native of Mexico City led the Comets to the MISL Playoff Semifinals with 80 points during the regular season.

Alvarez, named earlier this week to the All-MISL First Team, was vital to the Comets run to the MISL playoffs, leading the team and the league in scoring with 80 points. Alvarez also led the league in goals scored (33), hat tricks (5) and tied for the league-lead in game-winning goals with five. Alvarez scored at least one point in 17 games this season and he also posted the longest goal-scoring streak of the year (nine games) and point-scoring streak (15 games).

A member of the 2010 MISL Champion La RaZa de Monterrey, Alvarez was this season’s February MISL Offensive Player of the Month and the February 28 MISL Player of the Week. Alvarez was also the 2009 League MVP.

“I am so happy to get this award, not just for me, but for the Comets and our great fans who supported us no matter what, through the wins and losses,” Alvarez said. “This award is for them. I know it says my name on the award, but behind it is the fans, my family, my teammates and the organization.”

Alvarez’s head coach, Kim Roentved, said that the MVP honor is well-deserved. “Byron was spectacular all year long,” he said. “He was all-everything when it comes to scoring this season, but that’s what Byron does: he finds ways to score, and score often. I couldn’t be happier for him.”