Friday May 06, 2016. 12:40
West Ham target and Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi has been voted the Major League Soccer (MLS) player of the month for April.
The 25-year-old Adi scored three goals and provided an assist over five games in April, making it seven goals in total for the Timbers this season.
Adi scored the Timbers’ lone goal in a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on April 9, producing a well-placed finish into the bottom right corner after running on to midfielder Diego Valeri’s pass during a quick counter-attacking play.
The following week, he scored his 11th career brace in a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park.
He scored the second-latest stoppage-time goal in MLS history in that particular match.
And then on April 27, Adi helped the team to a 1-1 draw on the road against the New England Revolution.
With the club tied well into the second half, Adi pressured the Revolution defence by pushing the ball up the field and made a key pass that led to their solitary goal in the game.
The former Dynamo Kiev striker earned his first national team call-up in March, ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt, but failed to make his debut.
By Chris Oguguo