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Sporting KC's Besler named 2012 Defender of the Year

The local boy made good.

On Tuesday, MLS named Sporting KC center back and Kansas City native Matt Besler the 2012 Defender of the Year award, rewarding the 25-year-old for anchoring MLS' best defense and leading his hometown side to a first-place finish in the Eastern Conference for the second straight regular season.

In his fourth year as a professional, Besler started 30 games for Sporting manager Peter Vermes, adding two assists and accumulating only three yellow cards in 2,769 minutes of action.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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