It's the third time Clint has taken the honour, this time beating US team-mates Michael Bradley and Tim Howard into second and third respectively.
In total, 183 US sports journalists voted and Clint topped the poll on 352 points from Roma midfielder Bradley on 248 and Everton goalkeeper Howard on 169.
Clint, who joined us from Fulham in August, bagged six goals in nine matches for the USA in 2012, including goals to help the USA to the final stage of qualifying in the 2014 World Cup.
He's become only the second player to win the award on three occasions (2006, 2011). Landon Donovan leads the way with seven.