Vancouver’s Chilean international Pedro Morales has been voted as the MLS’ best newcomer in 2014.
The midfielder joined the Whitecaps from Spanish side Malaga, where he made 15 appearances in 2013-14.
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He has also played for Dynamo Zagreb and Universidad de Chile.
Morales becomes the fourth consecutive South American player to win the newcomer award, following in the footsteps of Argentine playmakers Diego Valeri (2013),Federico Higuain (2012) and current Whitecaps teammate Mauro Rosales (2011).
The award has only existed since 2011, and has seen the following winners:
2014: Pedro Morales – Vancouver Whitecaps
2013: Diego Valeri – Portland Timbers
2012: Federico Higuaín – Columbus Crew
2011: Mauro Rosales – Seattle Sounders FC
2010: Álvaro Saborío – Real Salt Lake
2009: Fredy Montero – Seattle Sounders FC
2008: Darren Huckerby – San Jose Earthquakes
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United