June was a big one for Los Zorros, who held on to their spot in the top 3 of the USL Western Conference and ended the calendar month with consecutive wins as part of a four-match unbeaten streak. Here are your candidates:
Qudus Lawal carried his scoring streak into June, during which he found the back of the net three times in four games. He has now scored eight goals in his last nine games, across all competitions, and continues to provide for an offensive edge for the Foxes. His last June feat: a brace in a 3-0 shutout win on June 29th against El Paso at home. Despite missing one game at the beginning of the month, Lawal fired a team-high 18 shots in June, seven of which landed on target, created four chances and had assisted one goal.
The veteran winger found his peak form in June, delivering 3 goals including a brace on June 21st as part of a 3-2 win over San Antonio FC. His first goal, a strike from more than 35 yards out, took the No. 3 spot on Sportscenter's Top 10 plays. It was a prime month for Johnson, who fired a total of 17 shots in five matches, eight of which were on target, and created 8 chances for his teammates. He also racked up two straight USL Team of the Week honors, and three consecutive El Mexicano Man of the Match awards in June.
The only June candidate to have played every minute of every match in June, Elijah Martin has cemented his place into the Foxes' starting XI since filling in for an injured Alex Cooper. In 450 minutes played that also saw Martin start at three different positions, he created havoc wherever he was on the field. He had a team-high 9 tackles for the month, and also had eight chances created, and notched his first professional goal on June 16th as part of a 2-2 draw at Portland Timbers 2. He also completed 90.5% of his passes at Portland to earn El Mexicano Man of the Match honors.
Voting for El Mexicano Player of the Month for June closes on Thursday, July 11th at 11:59 a.m. PT.
Fans selected center back Ramon Martin Del Campo as the season's first El Mexicano Player of the Month, and Elijah Martin as the May Player of the Month.