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Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month

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Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month
NEW YORK (Thursday, September 1, 2016) – Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro was voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month by fans on for the month of August of the 2016 MLS season.
In what has been an incredible start to an MLS career, Lodeiro recorded two goals and six assists in five matches in August, breathing life into a stagnant Seattle attack. The Uruguayan international led Sounders FC to a 3-1-1 record during the month, moving Seattle within four points of a playoff position (West #8, 31 points, 9-13-4 record).
Lodeiro began the month in winning fashion, contributing two helpers in Seattle’s 3-1 victory over Orlando City SC on August 7. Lodeiro linked up with U.S. international Clint Dempsey twice, first in the 14th minute (Watch Assist) and second in the 48th minute (Watch Assist).
The former Boca Juniors player continued his fine form with one goal and one assist in Seattle’s 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on August 14. Lodeiro scored the first goal of his MLS career with a stunning left-footed strike in the box for a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute (Watch Goal), and assisted on a Jordan Morris header in the 37th minute (Watch Assist).
In his first taste of Cascadia Cup rivalry, Lodeiro once again contributed with an assist in Seattle’s dominant 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on August 21 (Watch Assist).
The two-time World Cup participant amazed in a 1-1 draw against Houston Dynamo on August 24, where the 27-year-old scored his second MLS goal, this time with a left-footed strike at the death to salvage a crucial point for Sounders FC (Watch Goal). The draw extended Seattle’s unbeaten streak to five matches.
In a second matchup against Portland, Lodeiro brought Seattle’s offense to life with two assists in a 4-2 defeat on August 28. Lodeiro notched his first helper in the 47th minute with a simple dish off pass to Andreas Ivanschitz (Watch Assist), followed by an assist on a Morris header five minutes later (Watch Assist). 
Seattle Sounders FC returns to MLS action against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, September 10 (10:30 p.m. ET).
Voting for MLS Player of the Month presented by Etihad is open to public. The five final nominees are chosen by editorial staff. 
August Voting Results
Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders FC) 45.8%
Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) 21.11%     
Patrick Mullins (D.C. United) 17.14%
Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) 11.58%
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) 4.37%