Alejandro Pozuelo - Toronto FC - tight shot - Sept. 1, 2020
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Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo named MLS Player of the Month for September

Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has been voted by media members as the MLS Player of the Month for September, the league announced Thursday.

Pozuelo scored four goals and added two assists across six games in September, helping TFC end the month on a four-game unbeaten run with a record of 3W-0L-1T in that span.

After dropping their opening two games of the month, in which Pozuelo picked up a goal and an assist, Toronto began their unbeaten run with a 2-1 win over Montreal on Sept. 9 that proved crucial in clinching a berth in the Canadian Championship final. 

Alejandro Pozuelo September highlights

 

The Reds then began play in the United States on Sept. 19 with a 2-2 draw at D.C. United, in which Pozuelo scored in the 17th minute. The Spanish playmaker's late penalty then proved decisive in a dramatic 1-0 win over New York City FC on Sept. 23. Finally, on Sept. 27, Pozuelo bagged a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over the Supporters' Shield-leading Columbus Crew.

Pozuelo is the second MLS Player of the Month winner for 2020, following August winner Daryl Dike of Orlando City.

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

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