In his second stint with Real Salt Lake after re-joining the club this offseason from Spartak Moscow, Movsisyan had a tremendous month, scoring three goals in three consecutive games as RSL went 2-1-1 in June. The one-time Russian Premier League Golden Boot winner has proven incredibly important for RSL this season as the team is 4-0-2 in matches where Movsisyan scores He now has six goals on the season as RSL sits third in the Western Conference standings (27 points, 8-5-3 record).
After a two-week break for Copa America Centenario, Movsisyan picked up right where he left off, scoring the game-tying goal against the Portland Timbers on June 18 at Rio Tinto Stadium. With Real Salt Lake trailing by a goal late in the match, Movsisyan attacked the Timbers defense, drawing a foul and setting up a penalty kick (Watch Foul). Movsisyan would proceed to convert the penalty in the 70th minute to draw RSL even for a final 2-2 score (Watch Goal).
In yet another positive result for RSL, Movsisyan again scored an equalizing goal in a 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on June 22 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Down a goal in the 65th minute, midfielder John Stertzer sent a wonderful ball into the box that Movsisyan rose to and headed past Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles, drawing the match even at 1-1 (Watch Goal).
Real Salt Lake next hosts D.C. United tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium in Viernes de Futbol action (10:30 p.m. ET, UniMás).
Voting for MLS Player of the Month presented by Etihad is open to public. The five final nominees are chosen by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.
June Voting Results
Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan – 36.77%
New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison – 22.01%
Philadelphia Union midfielder Roland Alberg – 21.15%
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri – 12.32%
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid – 7.75%