September, all in all, wasn’t a particularly memorable month for Toronto FC. After a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire, the Reds stumbled to three draws and a loss in a four-game run at BMO Field.
There were, however, some good individual performances amid the disappointment and we’ve picked out three standout players for you to vote on in Waking the Red’s player of the month poll.
For purposes of casting your vote, we included the October 1 defeat to D.C. United in our thinking when selecting the following nominees.
Jozy Altidore: September would have been a lot worse without Jozy Altidore. The American scored five of the team’s seven goals, scoring one and assisting the other in the win against Chicago and netting two in the second half to salvage a 3-3 draw against the Philadelphia Union.
Armando Cooper: His month was tainted by a silly off-the-ball incident against the New York Red Bulls that earned him a one-match suspension, but Armando Cooper impressed in the four games he was available for. He already seems to have earned a place in Greg Vanney’s best starting XI and should link up effectively with Sebastian Giovinco.
Justin Morrow: One of the first names on the team sheet now, Justin Morrow earned Toronto a point by scoring the equaliser against Philadelphia. September was not a great month for the Reds’ defence but Morrow has only improved with a new license to provide width and join attacks from left-back.
Who is your Toronto FC player of the month for September?— Waking The Red (@WakingtheRed) October 5, 2016
Cast your vote via the Twitter poll above, expand on your choice in the comments and keep an eye out for the results, which will be published on Saturday.