Sebastian Giovinco, Justin Morrow and Greg Vanney are all in with a chance of earning major MLS honours.
The league released the final shortlists for its end-of-season awards on Tuesday and Toronto FC feature in the MVP, Defender of the Year and Coach of the Year categories.
Giovinco could be named the league’s most valuable player for the second time, while Morrow and Vanney are recognized on the defensive and coaching lists.
Victor Vazquez and Michael Bradley are out of the running for the MVP crown, though, and even more surprisingly Vazquez is not on the Newcomer of the Year shortlist.
The final shortlists are based on the votes cast by MLS players, staffers and media members, with the winners set to be announced between November 2 and December 4.
Giovinco is joined by Miguel Almiron, Nemanja Nikolic, Diego Valeri and David Villa on the MVP shortlist, with Valeri considered a strong favourite.
Morrow has Ike Opara and Kendall Waston for company for Defender of the Year, while Vanney is up against Veljko Paunovic and Gerardo Martino.
Toronto are also a team finalist for the Fair Play Award.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Defender of the Year
Goalkeeper of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago Fire)
Rookie of the Year
Abu Danladi (Minnesota United FC), Jack Elliott (Philadelphia Union), Julian Gressel (Atlanta United)
Coach of the Year
Gerardo Martino (Atlanta United), Veljko Paunovic (Chicago Fire), Greg Vanney (Toronto FC)
Comeback Player of the Year
Humanitarian of the Year
Individual Fair Play Award
Team Fair Play Award
Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders FC, Toronto FC
Referee of the Year
Allen Chapman, Ismail Elfath, Mark Geiger
Assistant Referee of the Year
Jeremy Hanson, Corey Parker, Adam Wienckowski