Houston's Brad Davis Named MLS Player of the Month for April
Houston’s Brad Davis Named MLS Player of the Month for April
NEW YORK (Friday, May 6, 2011) – Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Month by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for April of the 2011 MLS season. Davis’ League-leading six assists and his leadership during the club’s five-game unbeaten streak earned him the honor.
Davis’ deft ability to pick out teammates on crosses and free kicks has been the catalyst to the Dynamo’s recent scoring binge. Davis factored in seven of their 10 goals as the team compiled a 3-0-2 record during April. Broadcasters have complimented his swerving service by referring to him as “the left-footed Beckham.”
According to Opta, Davis ranks first in the league goal-scoring chances created, with 34 entering this weekend’s games. Teammate Will Bruin has certainly benefited; three of his four goals are courtesy of Davis. Davis started five games in April and played all but one minute of those five. He wore the captain’s armband for 441 of his 449 minutes played due to the absence of injured forward Brian Ching.
Although Davis won the award by a wide margin, other players receiving votes from NASR members for April Player of the Month included FC Dallas midfielder David Ferreira, Portland midfielder Jack Jewsbury, and Philadelphia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón. The MLS Player of the Month for March was Nick Rimando.