David Beckham Versus Manny Pacquiao in USSA’s Male Athlete of the Year Title

David Beckham, who is now in Manila with his team LA Galaxy for the highly-anticipated friendly match against our own Philippine Azkals, is nominated in the United States Sports Academy’s (USSA) 2011 Male Athlete of the Year vying against our Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao.

As announced in USSA’s official website, here are the 10 nominees for the 2011 Male Athlete of the Year plum:

Patrick Chan (figure skating)
Novak Djokovic (tennis)
Kirani James (track and field)
Ryan Lochte (swimming)
Rory McIlroy (golf)
Geoffrey Mutai (marathon)
Dirk Nowitzki (basketball)
Aaron Rodgers (football)
Kohei Uchimura (gymnastics)
Justin Verlander (baseball)
David Beckham (soccer)
Manny Pacquiao (boxing)

No Floyd Mayweather in the list. Take that ESPN!

On the other hand, the 2011 USSA Female Athlete of the Year nominees are Miki Ando (figure skating), Seimone Augustus (basketball), Tatyana Chernova (track and field), Kim Clijsters (tennis), English Gardner (college track and field), Carmelita Jeter (track and field), Li Na (tennis), Federica Pellegrini (swimming), Yani Tseng (golf), Lindsey Vonn (skiing), Jordyn Wieber (gymnastics) and Chrissie Wellington (triathlon).

Voting is now open and netizens can vote online until December 24, 2011. To vote for our very own Manny Pacquiao, click HERE.

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