Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth was voted Major League Soccer's Etihad Airways Player of the Month for May, MLSsoccer.com announced on Thursday. Nemeth contributed three goals and two assists as Sporting Kansas City went unbeaten in five matches by securing three straight home victories along with a pair of road results at each conference's top team.
NEMETH'S MAY HIGHLIGHT REEL
Video: Assist (29') vs. New England Revolution (May 20)
Video: Goal (39') vs. New England Revolution (May 20)
Video: Goal (46') vs. New England Revolution (May 20)
Video: Goal (19') vs. FC Dallas (May 29)
Video: Assist (51') vs. FC Dallas (May 29)
The 26-year-old Nemeth leads Sporting Kansas City with six goals in 2015, which rank fourth most in MLS through Week 13. Acquired during the offseason from Roda JC Kerkrade in the Netherlands, Nemeth is tied for second among all MLS newcomers with 14 points this season.
|1.||Sebastian Giovinco (TOR)||5||6||16||971|
|2.||Krisztian Nemeth (SKC)||6||2||14||812|
U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey (539 minutes played) and Nemeth (378 minutes played) were the only two MLS players with three goals and two or more assists in May. Nemeth also contributed three goals in April, including a 94th-minute game-winner at Sporting Park for his first MLS goal.
“I’d be hard pressed to find any striker as good as him in our league right now,” Benny Feilhaber told SBIsoccer.com after Sporting KC’s 4-0 win over FC Dallas last Friday.
Nemeth joined the Hungary Men's National Team this week for two upcoming international matches. Hungary, No. 43 in the FIFA rankings, will play Lithuania at 11:30 a.m. CT on Friday in preparation for their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier versus Finland on June 13.
Nemeth is one of eight Sporting Kansas City players on the fan ballot for the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Votes are counted through July 3 via an online ballot, as well as social media posts and goals scored with eligible forwards in EA SPORTS FIFA 15.
Today's recognition is the second straight MLS Player of the Month honor for a member of Sporting Kansas City. Feilhaber, who has tied his MLS career highs with four goals and seven assists in 2015, earned the accolade in April.