Two months into the NASL season, and two New York Cosmos players have found themselves honored by the league as Player of the Month. One month ago, Jimmy Maurer was recognized for his outstanding April performances, and on Friday, teammate Raul Gonzalez was named NASL Player of the Month for May.
Raul scored goals in the victories over FC Edmonton and the San Antonio Scorpions, before netting the crucial equalizer against Minnesota United last Saturday. In addition to the finishing, the Spanish legen has been crucial in the buildup to several other goals, and seemed the obvious choice for the award.
As is the usual with Raul, he was pleased to be recognized but spoke about the team first when asked to comment on the award:
"The team has been playing well and I'm happy to help contribute to that. It's a long season, so we have to continue to stay focused."
Congratulations, Raul, and keep up the good work.