Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almirón was voted the MLS player of the month by members of the media for April.
The 24-year-old Designated Player tallied a league-leading five goals to go along with two assists, propelling Atlanta United to an undefeated 3-0-1 April record. This season Almirón is tied for first in MLS with six goals. His four assists are tied for fourth-most in 2018. Atlanta (6-1-1, 19 points) has a seven-game unbeaten streak and sits second in the Eastern Conference.
Almirón began the month with an assist (Watch Assist) and two penalty kicks (Watch Goal) in Atlanta’s 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Football Club April 7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Watch Goal). The Paraguay international midfielder followed that performance with an assist on Chris McCann’s goal in a 2-2 draw with New York City FC on April 15 ( Watch Assist).
Named 2017 MLS Newcomer of the Year, the midfielder continued a strong run of play with a penalty kick goal in Atlanta’s 2-0 victory over the LA Galaxy at StubHub Center on April 21 (Watch Goal). Almirón rounded out the month with his second multi-goal performance of the season in a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on April 28 at home. A penalty kick goal in the 70th minute served as the equalizer (Watch Goal), while Almirón’s 83rd-minute score put the match out of reach for Atlanta ( Watch Goal).
Atlanta United return to action Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET to face the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park (TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4 / TSN5 / ESPN+).
MLS player of the month is voted upon by a panel of select national media members in a process conducted by MLS Communications.