As sure a pick as ever there was, Camilo breaks the MLS POTM duopoly for the first time this season.
Camilo Sanvezzo of the Vancouver Whitecaps has been voted MLS Player of the Month for July.
The Brazilian striker is only the third player to win the award so far this season, with the other four months being split evenly between Philadelphia Union’s Jack McInerney and Chicago Fire’s Mike Magee.
With this announcement, Camilo becomes the first player in Whitecaps history to win the award.
Camilo was in outstanding form last month with four goals in three league matches, as well as an assist for the MLS All-Stars against AS Roma on Wednesday night.
His first goal in July came against Sporting Kansas City in the form of a stunning free kick, earning the ‘Caps a draw against the Eastern Conference leaders.
11 days later he scored two goals to lead his side to a 3-1 victory over Chicago fire, the first of which was the 100th goal in Whitecaps history.
The Vancouver record all-time goalscorer rounded off a superb month with a goal against LA Galaxy on July 20th, scoring past ex-Chelsea ‘keeper Carlo Cudicini.
Camilo ended the month by making the most of his hard-earned MLS All-Star call up by coming off the bench after 21 minutes and providing the assist for the All-Stars lone goal.
Camilo now sits as joint-top scorer in the league with 13 goals, and will play his next match for the ‘Caps in the Cascadia Cup against Portland Timbers.