Sporting Kansas City's Felipe Gutierrez wins March MLS Player of the Month

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Felipe Gutierrez has been voted the March MLS Player of the Month presented by EA SPORTS™ by members of the media after roaring out to the lead in the MLS Golden Boot race.

The 27-year-old Designated Player has scored five goals in his first five games with Sporting, helping his new club to the top of the Western Conference standings (3-1-1, 10 pts). Behind Gutierrez’s efforts, SKC also sit tied for the league lead with 10 goals scored and are unbeaten in their last four matches.

Three of Gutierrez's five goals were game-winners.

Following a 2-0 loss to New York City FC in Week 1, Gutierrez rebounded by scoring the opening and then game-winning goals in Sporting KC’s 4-3 victory at the Chicago Fire on March 10. In Week 3, Gutierrez scored in the 68th minute of a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes, and he struck in the 57th minute of a 2-2 draw against the Colorado Rapids in Week 4.

Gutierrez finished March by scoring in the third minute of SKC's 1-0 win over D.C. United last Saturday.

After leaving the game against D.C. with a hip injury, Gutierrez's status is questionable when Sporting Kansas City visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday evening (9 pm ET | FS1 - Full TV & Streaming Info).

The MLS Player of the Month presented by EA SPORTS is voted upon by a panel of select national media members in a process conducted by MLS Communications.

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