About a week after his hat trick didn't get him MLS player of the week, Sounders FC forward Fredy Montero was bypassed today for MLS player of the month.
Here's the Montero resume that was passed over:
Fredy Montero led MLS in scoring this August. His six-goal output was double that of any other MLS player and it was just the second time this season that a player has scored six goals in one month. Montero is the only MLS player to have scored in the past four matches, marking the most productive four-game stretch of his MLS career. He scored his first career hat trick – just the sixth in MLS this season – and he is now tied for fourth in the Golden Boot race. Montero helped Seattle to a 3-1-0 record in August with two game-winning goals and he averaged 2.73 goals per 90 minutes in August.
Here's the release from the league:
Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier was voted Major League Soccer (MLS) Player of the Month and Columbus Crew Forward Federico Higuaín was voted MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for August and Week 26, respectively, of the 2012 MLS season.
Bernier led the Impact to a 4-0-0 mark in August contributing three goals and three assists In his inaugural MLS season, Bernier has also collected a Player of the Week accolade (Week 13-15).
For the second consecutive week, Higuaín nabbed the Player of the Week honor, becoming the second player this season to be given the accolade in back-to-back weeks. New York Red Bulls Designated Player Thierry Henry picked up the award in Weeks 3, 4 and 5 of 2012.
Higuaín set up all four Columbus goals in a pair of late 2-1 victories over the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact on August 29 and September 1, respectively.
Montero got by player-of-the-month vote. Higuaín got my player-of-the-week top vote, with my No. 2 going to Sounders keeper Michael Gspurning.