- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 1, 2007
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June will be a month that some teams will want to forget while other teams will gladly take every result that came their way.
WVH Player of the Month: Luciano Emilio, F, D.C. United: Solid month for the Brazilian after a fairly slow start to the season. Three goals for the month, pretty much was one of the most consistant players this month in the league thanks to a bunch of international call-ups. Emilio has lead the United back into the fold in the top of the table for the United.
WVH Coach of the Month: Sigi Schmid, Columbus Crew: The turnaround in the last month by the Crew has been much needed for Sigi, who has been on a slightly warm seat in the eyes of some people around the league so far this season. The Crew posted a 3-1-1 month of June beating some the better clubs in the east like Kansas City and New York. They went from cellar-dweller in the east to a playoff contender.
WVH Youngster of the Month: Adam Cristman, F, New England Revolution: Two goals and a couple assists this month for Cristman, who took over when Taylor Twellman left for national team duty. Cristman has easily made himself as a mainstay in the Rev’s starting XI and is a top contender right now for MLS Rookie of the Year.
WVH Keeper of the Month: Pat Onstad, Houston Dynamo: Even bouncing back and forth between Gold Cup duty with Canada, Onstad has helped the Dynamo get back into the top of the western standings. Onstad leads the league in goals against average, a meager .083%. Also he has helped the Dynamo post a 5-0-1 month, one the of the best in the league.
WVH Best Atmosphere of the Month: Chivas USA at Chicago Fire: Keeping this tradition alive. Anytime the Goats visit Chicago it almost always becomes a very festive atmosphere. One of the best crowds this season at Toyota Park as the Goats found a way to get by the Fire 1-0.
WVH Disappointment of the Month: Alexi Lalas, GM of LA Galaxy: If its not Alexi sticking his foot in his mouth, it is the amount of stupid deals and trades that he has made. Sure he has signed a couple good stars but he has also dealt for a couple aged players that won’t amount to much in LA. I am sure the dealing isn’t done either with Lalas. The summer transfer window is open and he probably feels he has to do whatever (which he does). But in all reality he doesn’t have the right eye of talent and is just spending money to spend money.
WVH Best XI for June:
Keeper: Pat Onstad, Houston Dynamo
Defense: Drew Moor, FC Dallas – some Hoops fans may question this but I feel getting the national team call-up was worthy for Moor. He does have his moments of stupidity but he makes up for it 9 times out of 10.
Wade Barrett, Houston Dynamo – Very solid month for all of the Dynamo defense. Barrett has been a force in the back as the Dynamo haven’t lost since the middle of May.
Claudio Suarez, Chivas USA – Chivas has been a little up and down at times in the month of June but Suarez has helped get this Goats defense a force…at home. The road is another story.
Midfielders: Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo – Sure, all of his goals were against Chivas a couple weeks ago on a wonderful Thursday night for the Dynamo. But Davis has done more than just that one night as he has helped lead the Dynamo back to the top in league while some of the bigger stars were missing in the month.
Ben Olsen, DC United – Again, most of his goals were in one game but Olsen, like Davis, has helped lead his club back to the top of the table.
Pablo Ricchetti, FC Dallas – Very under-rated player in my eyes that doesn’t get nearly enough press that he should. Sure he is up there in the top of the yellow card table in the league but his style of play has really helped out the Dallas midfield, which is pretty much non-existent when he isn’t in the line up. Defensively he is the reason why Dallas has been getting ever so better in the back.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus Crew – I’ve said it a few times but I will say it again, GMS will lead the league in assist this season.
Forwards: Juan Pablo Angel, Red Bull New York- I shouldn’t have to explain this one should I?
Luciano Emilio, DC United – Another one I shouldn’t have to explain.
Jeff Cunningham, Toronto FC – I have to say, after calling him out last month he has turned things around as he has gotten really comfortable with his new club up north. I had a feeling he and Dichio would fit nicely up top with one another.