Santi Moar’s bid to become the first member of Bethlehem Steel FC to claim a United Soccer League award came up short, finishing tied for the runner-up spot.
Reno 1868 FC’s Chris Wehan won the honor, while Louisville City FC’s Richie Ballard and Moar tied for second. All voting was done by team management and a league-wide media panel that included representation from every USL market.
In his first professional season, Moar helped Steel FC to its first USL Cup Playoff appearance. A fourth-round selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, Moar played a major role in Steel FC’s first trip to the playoffs in the club's second year of existence.
The Spaniard was second on the team with six assists while also tallying six goals, including the quickest brace in the club's history at Toronto FC II. In addition to his spectacular assists, Moar was responsible for 36 key passes to fuel Steel FC's attack.
A breakdown of the voting can be seen in the USL’s official release here.