Thursday, April 5

Best of the Month - March

My top three picks for the following…

MLS Players

Thierry Henry -While the Red Bulls are only 2-2, Henry has literally been a part of all the offense. Whether it is scoring them himself (5), getting an official assist (3), playing a key role in the build-up (1) or providing the pass that led to a penalty foul (1), he has played a factor in all 10 goals.

Joe Cannon – Three and a half games in goal and zero have gotten past the veteran netminder. The three complete shutouts matches his total from a year ago already, but more importantly, the shutouts have been critical for a club that has struggled at the other end of the pitch with only three goals scored.

Graham Zusi – Similar to Henry, Zusi has been involved in nearly off of the offense for the unbeaten Kansas City side. Through March, he scored one goal and had assists on four of the club’s five other goals for the month.

MLS Clubs

Sporting KC – Outscored the opposition in March 6-1 for a 3-0 record, defeating DC on the road and winning at home versus New England and Dallas.

Real Salt Lake – It was a good month with a 3-1 win road win against the Galaxy and a 3-2 win at Portland to go along with a 2-0 win at home versus New York. The only blemish was a surprising 1-0 loss at home to Chivas USA.

San Jose Earthquakes – If you are grading solely on defense, San Jose may be your club of choice. It allowed just one goal in March, falling to Houston in a narrow 1-0 decision. They blanked New England, Toronto and Seattle.

Lower Division Players: No games
Lower Division Teams: No games

Women’s Players

Alex Morgan – She netted a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Sweden  in Portugal at the Algarve Cup, which the US finished third at.

Abby Wambach – She scored two goals in the Algarve Cup, tallying in a 2-1 win against Norway and a 4-0 victory against Sweden.

Christine Sinclair – Scored both goals in Canada’s 2-1 victory over Brazil in Foxboro, Mass.

Women's Teams: No games

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