Chicago Fire’s forward striker Nemanja Nikolic was voted the Alcatel MLS Player of the Month by members of the media for the month of May, 2017. The 29-year-old scored six goals and added one assist in May, leading Chicago to an unbeaten 4-0-1 record over the month.
Nikolic started the month with a goal in Chicago’s 2-2 draw on the road against the LA Galaxy on May 6, calmly beating goalkeeper Brian Rowe with a right-footed shot from the left side of the box in the 16th minute. He followed that with back-to-back two-goal outings in wins over Seattle and Colorado, and picked up his first MLS assist in the win over the Sounders. His final goal of the month came in a 2-1 win over FC Dallas on May 25. In all, the Fire went 4-0-1 over the course of the month.
Nikolic and the Fire will return to action on Sunday when they face fellow Eastern Conference upstarts Atlanta United. The match can be seen live on DSPORT this Sundayfrom 1.30am IST.
Alcatel MLS Player of the Month is voted on by a panel of select national media members in a process conducted by MLS Communications.