For the first time in CONCACAF Champions League history, a Player of the Tournament will be named and CONCACAF is giving you -- the fan -- a say in determining the winner.
Starting on Wednesday, after the final's first leg and continuing until the 75th minute of the second leg, you will be able to express your opinion and vote on CONCACAF's official English and Spanish-language Facebook pages.
The fan's choice will account for 50% of the total vote, with media attending the second leg at the Estadio Corona in Torreon, Mexico, on April 25, accounting for the other half.
The player with the largest share of the combined vote will be presented with the Golden Ball during the closing ceremonies.
You can choose from one of the following six players:
Jose Maria Basanta, Defender (Monterrey)
A rock in the back for the Rayados' superb defense.In his eight Champions League appearances, Monterrey had seven wins and one draw, conceding only four goals while he was on the field.Despite his robust presence in the back, the Argentinean has not been issued a caution this CCL campaign.
Herculez Gomez, Forward (Santos)
Acquired from Estudiantes Tecos at the end of 2011, the U.S. international burst onto the Champions League scene in March, scoring in four-consecutive quarterfinal and semifinal outings for a total of six goals.On two occasions, he netted twice in a game, including the first two goals for Santos in its 6-2 semifinal, second-leg victory over Toronto FC.The 29-year-old is tied for second on this season's scoring chart with team-mate Oribe Peralta, Jorge Barbosa (Herediano) and Joao Plata (Toronto FC).
Oribe Peralta, Forward (Santos)
With six goals, not only is the Mexican international tied for 2nd on this year's Champions League goal chart, he is also tied for second on the competition's all-time list, with 11 spread out over three editions.The 28-year-old has scored at least one goal in all three phases (Preliminary Round, Group Stage and Championship Round) of this year's competition.
Luis Ernesto Perez, Midfielder (Monterrey)
An outstanding two-way midfielder, the 30-yeard-old has been the motor for what is arguably the top midfield in the competition.He has appeared in eight games, scoring two goals, both on penalty kicks.With an ability to make a mark on a game either defensively or offensively, the long-time Mexican international has proven valuable in Monterrey's CCL title defense.
Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Midfielder (Santos)
He is considered by many to be the heart of the Santos midfield and judging from his team's offensive output, that notion is difficult to argue.The Guerreros have scored 34 goals in 13 Champions League games, including 14 in the quarterfinals and semifinals combined (not coincidentally, the Mexican international was on the field for 13 of those tallies).Rodriguez has three CCL goals himself, all from the penalty spot.
Humberto Suazo, Forward (Monterrey)
After a two-goal performance in the final's first leg, the Chilean international tops the scoring chart with seven goals in nine Champions League games.His influence, however, reaches beyond the scoresheet.He was nearly unstoppable against Morelia in the quarterfinals, netting two goals in each game.In the semifinal, first leg against Pumas, the 30-year-old set-up all three of his team's goals in a 3-1 win. With 11 career Champions League tallies, he is tied for 2nd on the all-time list and has the most by a Monterrey player in the competition's history. .