By IVES GALARCEP
There were players who scored more goals, and some who registered more assists, but you will be hard-pressed to find a player who meant more to his team’s success in April than Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson.
The Canadian midfielder led a Timbers squad that rattled off a 3-0-1 record during March, and while he managed one goal during that month (Johnson’s brace vs. Colorado came on March 30th), Johnson’s leadership and overall contributions in the engine room of Portland’s impressive system earned him SBI MLS Player of the Month honors.
The month will be remembered for Johnson’s brilliant free-kick winner against San Jose to start the month, but his work in central midfield alongside the excellent Diego Chara was key to Portland enjoying a breakout month.
Johnson beat out a strong list of candidates that included teammates Ryan Johnson and Chara, Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney and Columbus Crew forward Dominic Oduro.
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