Kansas City Wizards forward Scott Sealy has been awarded the August Honda MLS Player of the Month award. Sealy, a 24-year-old rookie from Trinidad and Tobago, registered four goals and an assist, leading his club to a record of 4-1-0uring the month of August.
Throughout the Wizards' five games in August, Sealy tormented MLS defenses. Sealy began the month on August 6th contributing the game-winning goal against New England. A week later, the forward assisted on one of his team's goals as Kansas City recorded their first-ever win in Chicago. On August 13, Sealy added another goal, this time in a 4-2 rout of Real Salt Lake before finishing the month with two more goals in the Wizards' second defeat of the Fire during August.
Sealy's four goals in August gave him nine goals for the year and have propelled him to the top of the rookie scoring charts. With two more goals, the Trinidadian will equal Damani Ralph's rookie scoring record of 11 while with the Chicago Fire in 2003.
Teammate Josh Wolff and FC Dallas forward Carlos Ruiz also received votes for the monthly award. The Honda Major League Soccer Player of the Month is selected following the last game of each month throughout the MLS regular season by a panel of journalists from the Professional Soccer Reporters Association (PSRA).
2005 PLAYER OF THE MONTH WINNERS
April: Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution)
May: Carlos Ruiz (FC Dallas)
June: Nate Jaqua (Chicago Fire)
July: Ricardo Clark (San Jose Earthquakes)
August: Scott Sealy (Kansas City Wizards)