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McInerney is MLS Player of the Month for April

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Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney was named the MLS Player of the Month on Thursday.

After the ballots from the members of the North American Soccer Reporters were counted, McInerney got 13 of the 26 first-place votes. The Union striker leads MLS with six goals so far this season, and four of them came in April.

But here’s the scary stat. Through Philly’s first seven games of the season, McInerney has either scored or assisted on, ahem, all of the team’s goals. That’s right, all of them. If there is a better definition of “player judged to be most valuable to his team,” find it.

How The 11 voted: We went with McInerney, but the second-place vote went to Will Johnson, whose presence on the left side of midfield has the Portland Timbers looking to be a surprise contender this year. (And, how much do you think Real Salt Lake misses the Canadian national-team regular?) Will Johnson got five first-place votes, while former TFC striker and current Timber Ryan Johnson got seven votes.

Also worth noting is that Clint Irwin, the American goalie who came to the Canadian Soccer League to build his career with Capital City FC, got one first-place vote and eight second-place votes, as he was simply the best player on an injury-ravaged Colorado Rapids team.

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