July started like any other month for the Kansas City Wizards this season. Then rookie forward Teal Bunbury was inserted into the starting lineup for a road game against Columbus.
Good things happened from that point forward.
The team has gone 3-0-1 since then (including winning a friendly against Manchester United). Bunbury has two goals and should've had another that banged both posts against Colorado.
Bunbury edged out goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen in voting amongst Full 90 readers (41% to 32%) and my pick, Stephane Auvray, finished a distant third.
Congrats to the rookie for winning the first-ever Full 90 Player of the Month award.
Bunbury scoring a "lucky" goal against Toronto:
Bunbury putting the sword to the Crew: