August Player of the Month: Christen Press
Press scored three goals and created 12 chances in August
Christen Press drives forward with the ball (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)
Christen Press drives forward with the ball (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

Christen Press of Utah Royals FC has been voted August Player of the Month of the 2019 season by the NWSL Media Association. The forward scored three goals and created 12 chances, as Royals FC had a 3-1-1 record this month. Utah jumped up to fourth place in the standings with 28 points.

Press was named Player of the Week once in August. During the month, Press scored three times in four games. She scored a pair of goals within a two-minute stretch in a 3-0 win over Sky Blue FC on August 8 and added her third tally of the month in a 2-0 road win over the Orlando Pride on August 17.

Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair finished second in Player of the Month voting. Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez finished in third.

The NWSL Player of the Month is selected each month of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter. 

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