The Union fan base has spoken, and Haris Medunjanin was named the 2017 Union Player of the year in a very close vote.
Medunjanin won garnering more than 30 percent of the vote among the six finalists, showing just how quickly he became a fan favorite.
Medunjanin's 2017 season was his first for the Union, but he quickly became one of the most important players on the squad. His ability to pass from his holding midfield position was unrivaled on the team, and became a major part of the Union offense and defense.
In 2017, Medunjanin assisted on 12 of the Union's 50 goals, the most assists ever by a Union newcomer and the second most in a single season by any Union player. His 12 assists are tied for fifth most in any Union player's career. Medunjanin also served as a set piece specialist, as he scored one of his two goals on a free kick while taking 137 corner kicks, the most in a single season by a Union player.
Medunjanin's value went beyond the scoresheet though. He played 3,057 out of a possible 3,060 minutes this season, the most by a Union newcomer in history. He mentored the young players both in training and in games, which caused the technical staff to give him the captain's armband when Alejandro Bedoya could not perform his duties.
Medunjanin very early on in the season because a vital piece for the Union, and the fan base rewarded him by naming him the 2017 Union Player of the Year.