Major League Soccer announced defender Omar Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Galaxy as the 2009 Rookie of the Year. Gonzalez started and played in all 30 regular season games and helped the Galaxy achieve one of the best defenses during the 2009 season.
Jen Kessy and April Ross defeated Angie Akers and Tyra Turner (21-12, 21-17 in 37 minutes) in the finals at the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Phuket Thailand Open to take the Gold. This is the end to a great FIVB Women’s Beach Volleyball season for the Americans.
The match was the seventh FIVB meeting between the two teams with Kessy and Ross taking all 7 matches.