DALLAS BURN ANNOUNCES TEAM AWARD WINNERS DALLAS – Dallas Burn players Jason Kreis, Brad Davis, DJ Countess and Bobby Rhine have won the following Major League Soccer local awards in a vote of Dallas/Fort Worth-area media members. The players will be honored prior to tonight’s regular season finale vs. Colorado at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. Honda Most Valuable Player – Forward Jason Kreis Despite missing the last 11 games of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, Kreis was named the Burn MVP for the second time in his career (also in 1999). Kreis carried the Burn offensively prior to the injury and was leading the team and was tied for eighth in the league in scoring with seven goals and two assists for 16 points. He is currently just three goals shy of breaking the all-time league record for career goals (88). Budweiser Scoring Champion – Midfielder Brad Davis In only his second year in the league, and first with the Burn, Davis became only the third player in team history other than Kreis to lead the Burn in scoring. Despite missing the final three games of the year with a pelvic bone stress injury, Davis finished the season with six goals and a team-high five assists for 17 points. A Rookie of the Year finalist with the MetroStars last year, Davis finished the 2002 season with four goals and three assists for 11 points. ADT Defender of the Year – Goalkeeper DJ Countess In only his first year as a starter for the Burn, Countess enters the final game of the season fourth in the league in saves with 109, despite playing six fewer games than the goalkeepers ranked above him in that category. Countess also tied three- league records on the season. He saved two penalty kicks in a 0-0 draw at the MetroStars (a feat only accomplished on one other occasion) and was named MLS Player of the Week following that performance. Additionally, he saved a league-record-tying four penalty kicks on the year while facing a league-record-tying ten penalty kicks. U.S. Soccer Foundation Humanitarian of the Year – Forward Bobby Rhine Rhine was recognized as the U.S. Soccer Humanitarian of the Year for the countless player appearances, autograph sessions and player clinics that he conducted throughout the season. Additionally, Rhine was actively involved in the Dallas Burn ‘N Learn Program, and often took time out of his schedule to visit various schools to read to students and preach the importance of staying in school.