Hernandez named

MIAMI: Mexico’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and American Carli Lloyd were named Friday as 2015 Players of the Year by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). Voting was equally weighted among each member association’s national team captains as well as fans and a media panel. The result was a pair of first-time winners. Striker Hernandez has starred for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League and he scored in a 3-2 victory over the United States that earned Mexico a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Midfielder Lloyd led the US to last year’s Women’s WC crown in Canada, collecting the Golden Ball award.