Sporting KC and Rangers forward Kharlton Belmar has been named USL Player of the Month for March, the league announced today. Belmar scored four goals and added two assists in just three games in March, allowing him to win the honor with 37 percent of the vote.


“It’s an honor,” Belmar said. “It’s a testament to all the hard work that all of us put in during preseason and getting ready for the season. We’ve got to continue to take that into the rest of the year and continue to just keep up the hard work and continue to push and carry on with the momentum.”

<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Fan Vote</strong>
<strong>Weight</strong>
<strong>Media Vote</strong>
<strong>Weight</strong>
<strong>Technical Vote</strong>
<strong>Weight</strong>
<strong>Total Vote</strong>
<strong>Kharlton Belmar<br><em>SPR</em></strong>
<strong>8%</strong>
<em><strong>4%</strong></em>
<strong>57%</strong>
<em><strong>14%</strong></em>
<strong>75%</strong>
<em><strong>19%</strong></em>
<strong>37%</strong>
Evan Newton<br><em>CIN</em>
48%
<em>24%</em>
5%
<em>1%</em>
0%
<em>0%</em>
<strong>26%</strong>
Jorge Herrera<br><em>CLT</em>
18%
<em>9%</em>
29%
<em>7%</em>
25%
<em>6%</em>
<strong>22%</strong>
Solomon Asante<br><em>PHX</em>
14%
<em>7%</em>
5%
<em>1%</em>
0%
<em>0%</em>
<strong>8%</strong>
Thomas Enevoldsen<br><em>OC</em>
11%
<em>6%</em>
5%
<em>1%</em>
0%
<em>0%</em>
<strong>7%</strong>

Belmar began the season with a tremendous performance on the road against Reno 1868 FC during a 4-3 victory in a snowstorm on March 17. The 25-year-old played a part in all four goals, tallying twice – including the game-winner – and providing two assists. That performance saw him named USL Player of the Week for Week 1.


The Virginia Beach, Virginia native followed that up with another brilliant outing against Seattle Sounders FC 2 in the Rangers’ home opener on March 24. Belmar bagged himself another two goals in that game on the way to a 4-2 win.


Belmar is now the Rangers’ all-time leading scorer with 20 goals in just 36 appearances, and has also recorded six assists since joining the club ahead of the 2017 USL season. Belmar earned himself an MLS contract with Sporting Kansas City last September and has since appeared in one MLS match for the club.


The Rangers, back-to-back Western Conference champions, will resume the club’s USL campaign on Saturday, April 21 against Didier Drogba and Phoenix Rising FC. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+ with kick off set for 8 p.m. CT.