Sunday, July 05, 2009

June Player of the Month

I'm a little late on getting this out, but with the month of June over, it's time to look at who won the man of the month award for the month of June. June was not a great month for the Wizards, as they only technically won one game (US Open Cup game officially goes down as a draw). Kansas City scored 8 goals in the month, while conceding 10 goals.

Davy Arnaud, Aaron Hohlbein, Claudio Lopez, Michael Kraus, Abe Thompson, and Rauwshan McKenzie all scored for the Wizards in June, along with two own goals. Lopez and Jimmy Conrad both picked up an assist in the month.

When it comes down to it, this wasn't a great month for the Wizards and picking a player of the month was fairly difficult. In the end, I this month's award is going to a player that was involved directly in at least 3 of the goals for the Wizards in June but didn't get credit on any of them. That player is Herculez Gomez. Gomez had a good month, playing both as a starter and a substitute in different games. He helped start the play that led to Arnaud's goal against New England, along with setting up the own goal in that game with his strong run. His crossing in the New England SuperLiga game changed the game completely once he'd come on, again playing in the ball that led to the own goal. In a month that was lacking a real stand out performer, Gomez is getting the nod.

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