By IVES GALARCEP
To say Clint Dempsey ran away with SBI MLS Player of the Month award is as big of an understatement as you can probably make about a Major League Soccer award these days.
To put Dempsey’s monster month of April into perspective, consider that he single-handedly outscored 16 of the league’s other 18 teams during the month, with only the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United scoring more than the seven goals Dempsey delivered in April.
That stat alone explains why Dempsey was the runaway choice for SBI MLS Player of the Month for April.
Dempsey finished the month with seven goals and two assists, helping Seattle post a 3-0-1 record along the way that catapulted the Sounders into first place in the West.
Dempsey beat out a field of candidates that included teammate Obafemi Martins, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and Chicago’s Quincy Amarikwa.
What did you think of Dempsey’s month of April? Can you remember a player having a better month in MLS before? Who would you have given runner-up honors for the month?
Share your thoughts below.