SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Darren Mattocks

SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Darren Mattocks

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SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Darren Mattocks

Mattocks (Reuters Pictures)

In July, Darren Mattocks showed everybody that he is about more than just blazing speed. 

Demonstrating his electrifying athleticism and aerial finishing ability, Mattocks scored four goals in six games to win SBI MLS Rookie of the Month honors. Among his goals was his highlight-reel leap over Toronto FC's Logan Emory and Milos Kocic for a stoppage-time equalizer in a game TFC went on to win moments later. With seven goals on the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps forward is closing in on fellow Jamaican Damani Ralph's rookie league record of 11 goals, a mark that has stood since 2003.

Mattocks outlasted Toronto FC attacker Luis Silva, New York Red Bulls defender/midfielder Connor Lade, Chicago Fire centerback Austin Berry, FC Dallas centerback Matt Hedges and Seattle Sounders midfielder Andy Rose to win the monthly honors.

What did you think of Mattocks' month? Do you think he's the front-runner to win the Rookie of the Year award now? How many goals do you see him scoring this season?

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