Yordy Reyna has been voted the Whitecaps FC Player of the Month for September, presented by Coldwell Banker, after earning 62 per cent of the votes in a poll conducted on Twitter this week.
It's time to make your pick for September's #VWFC Player of the Month, pres. by Coldwell Banker— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) October 3, 2017
This is the second straight month that Reyna has taken home the honours.
Reyna started five of his six appearances during the month of September, recording a team-high three goals to go along with three assists. The Peruvian attacking midfielder was also tied for the team-lead with nine chances created.
“He’s so enjoyable to watch,” Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson said this week. “He creates, he scores, he works hard, and he’s a little rascal. That’s what he is. But he’s some player. There’s talk about him being arguably the best player the club’s had and if he keeps going the way he is I won’t disagree.”
For his efforts, Reyna has been called up to Peru for their crucial World Cup qualifying matches vs. Argentina and Colombia, meaning he will miss Saturday’s visit to New York Red Bulls (2 p.m. PT on TSN1 and TSN 1410 radio). Reyna will return to Vancouver ahead of their final regular season home match on October 15 against San Jose Earthquakes.
YOUTH PLAYER OF THE MONTH, PRESENTED BY COLDWELL BANKER
The Whitecaps FC Youth Player of the Month is U-17 Residency forward Simon Colyn. Colyn has helped Vancouver’s U-17s go unbeaten to start their 2017-18 campaign, scoring four goals in their first four matches.
“Simon has made an excellent start to the season,” said Whitecaps FC U-17 Residency coach Adam Day. “He has got himself into the starting lineup and been instrumental in the team’s success in front of goal. Simon has been the provider and finisher in many of our goalscoring opportunities but his defensive work rate has been equally impressive so we are very pleased for him and he is deserving of this award.”