- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 31, 2007
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Kinda a delay in my start today but I got a lot to cover so stick with me. I will kick off the day with the monthly awards here at WVHooligan. August has been another solid month of action in the league.
WVH Player of the Month: Troy Perkins, Keeper, DC United – I kinda hate to go exactly the same route that MLS took on their website but I actually had Perkins pinned down a few days ago for this award. A very solid month for the United and Perkins is really a big reason why. A perfect month between the pipes for the Black-and-Red, who are sitting in second in the east and are looking confident to overtake New England very soon. Plenty of good stats to throw out there too about Perkins, 16 saves this month with an amazing .20 goals against average, top for the league in the month.
WVH Coach of the Month: Fernando Clavijo, Colorado Rapids – You know he is still on my coaching hot seat list but Clavijo easily deserves this nod for the resent play that the Rapids have had this month. Started the month with a loss against Dallas but have since knocked off Houston, New England and LA and haven’t been scored on either. Maybe the Rapids are peaking at the right time or maybe Clavijo has finally done something right to get the Rapids into the playoffs here this season after a dreadful two and a half month spree.
WVH Youngster of the Month: Robbie Findley, F, Real Salt Lake – Honestly not a lot to choice from in this group but I am going with Findley thanks to a game winner against Houston a couple weeks ago. Believe it or not RSL has played alright this month and have finally moved out of the cellar in the league standings. Findley can be thanked in part to that.
WVH Keeper of the Month: Troy Perkings, DC United – Just read above why he is getting this nod.
WVH Disappointment of the Month: David Beckham’s latest injury – This one really hurts, I was going to touch on it this morning but really didn’t know which angle I wanted to take on the subject. Either way you look at it, it really hurts the Galaxy and the league in some ways. Four to six weeks is tough no matter what and the injury was a bad looking one too. Kinda like the Galaxy season so far too really. I still believe he was overplayed in the recent games and that could be why an another injury was likely to happen.
WVH Best Atmosphere of the Month: LA at New York – Entertaining game in front of the league’s best crowd of the season in the Big Apple. A lot were there for Beckham and a lot were actual soccer savvy fans that really took in a great time in Giant’s Stadium.
WVH Best XI for August:
Keeper: Troy Perkins, DC United
Defense: Marc Burch, DC United – I have really found a liking for this guy in recent games. You can tell he used to be a forward at times and he is really becoming a strong force in the back for DC.
Facundo Erpen, Colorado Rapids – Have to say since his arrival in DC, the Rapids defense has been much better.
Claudio Suarez, Chivas USA – A strong leader in the back for the Goats is giving them a reason to be in the Supporter’s Shield race
Fred, DC United – A lot of good play over the month, really has taken part of that midfield that has led DC to a perfect month.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus Crew – Doing what he can to keep Columbus in it at this point.
Sasha Victorine, Kansas City Wizards – One of the biggest reasons why KC is still in it right now.
Chris Armas, Chicago Fire – leader in the midfield, helping put Chicago into the playoff hunt
Maykel Galindo, Chivas USA – Almost gave him the MVP of the month nod but Perkins edged him out in my book. Still solid month, leading the Goats into the final moments of the season
Jozy Altidore, New York – Showing more promise by the game
Juan Pablo Angel, New York – Still continuing to find the back of the net