If anyone expected July to be slow month as the temperatures climbed, they were sadly mistaken as more players than ever seemed to heat up. One of them will be your choice for the winner of the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month award for July.
How it works: At the end of each month, the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff selects the five final nominees. These are then put to a vote among you, the fans. Fan voting for the July POTM will be open until 11:59 pm PT, Monday, August 4. The winner will be revealed on the morning of Tuesday, August 5.
Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls. The Budweiser MLS Golden Boot leader — 17 goals so far — continued his torrid pace with five goals in July, including goals in four straight games. New York didn't light up the league in terms of results, but BWP -- who averages about a goal every 90 minutes -- is still on pace to challenge the MLS single-season goal-scoring record (27).