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Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi Voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month

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Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month
 
NEW YORK (Thursday, May 5, 2016) – Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month by fans on MLSsoccer.com for the month of April of the 2016 MLS season.
 
The 25-year-old Nigerian international is currently tied atop the Audi Golden Boot standings with seven goals after registering an incredible month of April with three goals and one assist. Portland is currently undefeated when the efficient Adi has scored or assisted going 3-0-3 and is currently on a three-game unbeaten run.
 
Adi’s first goal of April came in the Timber’s 1-1 draw on the road against Western Conference power LA Galaxy on April 10. With the match tied in the second half, Adi streaked down the sideline, collected the ball and curled a shot from just inside the box past Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe in the 52nd minute to give Portland the advantage (Watch Goal). Adi has proven unbelievably clutch with six of his seven goals this season coming in the second half of play.
 
One week later against the San Jose Earthquakes on April 16, Adi proved to be a difference maker off the bench, scoring two goals in 27 minutes of play. Minutes after entering the match, the super-sub immediately made an impact with a goal in the 65th minute to extend Portland’s lead to 2-0 (Watch Goal). Moments before the end of the match, Adi iced the game with the 11th brace of his career, scoring a goal in the 98th minute of play to give the Timbers a 3-1 victory (Watch Goal).
 
In yet another positive result for Portland, Adi helped the club to a key 1-1 draw on the road against New England Revolution on April 27. With the club tied well into the second half, Adi pressured the Revolution defense by pushing the ball up the field and making a key pass that led to Timbers midfielder Jack Barmby’s first MLS goal in the 64th minute (Watch Assist).
 
The Portland Timbers return to MLS action on Saturday when it travels to take on Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place (5:00 p.m. ET, TSN/MLS LIVE).
 
Voting for MLS Player of the Month presented by Etihad is open to public. The five final nominees are chosen by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.
 
April Voting Results
Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi – 33.56%
LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos – 23.15%
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski – 18.57%
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco – 15.51%
Colorado Rapids midfielder Jermaine Jones – 9.21%