Philadelphia's Jack McInerney has been voted MLS player of the month. (I went all Northwest on my votes: first for Portland keeper Donovan Ricketts, second for Sounders' forward Eddie Johnson.)
Here the news from the league:
Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Month by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the month of May in the 2013 MLS season.
This is the second consecutive Player of the Month recognition for McInerney as he was voted Player of the Month for April 2013. In the Month of May, McInerney scored three goals, tying him for first place in the Budweiser Golden Boot standings with a total of nine goals on the season.
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McInerney delivered the game winning goals in consecutive weeks against the Chicago Fire. In their May 11th match, McInerney won the game in the 75th minute off a free kick, as he snuck in behind his defender and left footed the ball past Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson. In their May 18th rematch with the Fire, McInerney struck early in the 3rd minute as he headed home a cross from Sebastien Le Toux for the game’s only goal.
McInerney scored his ninth goal of the season against the Montreal Impact on May 25 in the Union’s 5-3 loss
McInerney and the Philadelphia Union kick-off the month of June when they take on Toronto FC at BMO Field this Saturday (6:00 p.m. ET).
The MLS Player of the Month is selected each month of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.