June was certainly a very good month for Roland Alberg. The Dutch midfielder made the most of the opportunity presented to him by Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin, scoring six goals in four games (seven if you count the one he banked off of Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Campbell), and in addition to being named MLS Player of the Week for Week 16, Alberg has been nominated for MLS Player of the Month for the month of June.
Alberg’s hat trick against the Fire and single goals against New York City FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Rochester Rhinos in US Open Cup play is up against D.C. United’s Bill Hamid who allowed two goals in three games, New York City FC’s Jack Harrison for his goal and assist in three games, Real Salt Lake’s Yura Movsisyan and his three goals in three games, and the Portland Timbers’ Diego Valeri, who had two goals and two assists in their three games.
Alberg’s stats should allow him to win easily, but as we’ve seen before in these nothing is certain. So go and vote for Roland early and often to help ensure he gets the award.