Striker Nyarko voted Chicago Fire Supporters Player of the Year Award

Patrick Nyarko has won the Chicago Fire player of the season award

Ghanaian striker Patrick Nyarko has been voted the Chicago Fire Supporters Player of the Year award.

The 26-year-old scooped the award after beating Ghanaian team-mate Dominic Oduro and Chris Rolfe with 35% of the votes cast.

He featured in all 34 MSL games for Fire and contributed 4 goals and 8 assists.

Chicago ISA Board chair Joel Biden says Nyarko won the fans’ hearts with his dedication and passion for the game.

He said: “I gotta give Nyarko my vote. He takes the knocks and he keeps playing a passionate game in a style I find entertaining to watch. Every time he found the back of the net I was overjoyed for him.”

He managed to play all games in the season despite picking a knock during the second half of the season.

Ghanaian compatriot Dominic Oduro won the award last season.

Nyarko has one cap after playing in February’s 1-1 draw against Chile in an international friendly in Pennsylvania.

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