Thursday, June 05, 2008

May Player of the Month

We are over 2 months into the MLS season and it's time to hand out the Down the Byline Player of the Month award for May. The Wizards went 0-2-1 in May, losing 2-1 in Columbus, drawing 1-1 in New York, and losing 3-1 in LA.

As for the month of May, I have to give the award to Claudio Lopez. Throughout the month of May he's been the Wizards best player on the field, creating numerous opportunities while playing all 270 minutes of the Wizards 3 games. In those 3 games he scored 2 goals.

Other then Lopez, there really aren't many other options, the Wizards other goalscorer was Jimmy Conrad, but the defense allowed 6 goals in 3 games. Kevin Hartman had 16 saves, but again the 6 goals stands out. That's why Lopez is receiving the DTB Player of the Month for May.

1 comment:

Reepicheep said...

It's a fair choice. I'd rank Jimmy and Kevin behind Claudio.

A very young Defense will hide Jimmy's stellar play this year. He really has alot of responsibility back there.