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  • Byron Alvarez picked as MISL MVP

  • Missouri Comets forward and Major Indoor Soccer League scoring leader Byron Alvarez has been named the 2010-2011 MISL Most Valuable Player following a formal voting process that polled members of the media, coaches and general managers.

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  • Missouri Comets forward and Major Indoor Soccer League scoring leader Byron Alvarez has been named the 2010-2011 MISL Most Valuable Player following a formal voting process that polled members of the media, coaches and general managers.
    Alvarez was also named the 2009-10 MISL MVP.
    The 32-year-old native of Mexico City led the Comets to the MISL Playoff Semifinals with 80 points during the regular season, and was named earlier this week to the All-MISL First Team.
    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 also posted the longest goal-scoring streak of the year (nine games) and point-scoring streak (15 games).
    “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.”
    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 Feb. 28 MISL Player of the Week. Alvarez was also the 2009 League MVP.
    As the Comets headed into their dramatic playoff stretch, that saw the first-year team win four of five games to clinch the final playoff berth, coach Kim Roentved said Alvarez was playing like an MVP.
    “Byron was spectacular all year long,” Roentved 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.”
     

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