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Fire's Nemanja Nikolic named MLS Player of the Month

With six goals and an assist in May, Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic was named the MLS Player of the Month.

Nikolic has 11 goals on the season and leads the league in that category. The 29-year-old joined the Fire in the offseason and has quickly become one of the team's key players.

To open May, Nikolic scored in the 2-2 draw at LA. He followed up with a pair of two-goal efforts against Seattle and Colorado.  Nikolic also added an assist against Seattle.

Nikolic failed to scored in the 1-0 win at D.C. United, but did get on the scoresheet in the 2-1 win against FC Dallas to close out the month.

The Fire also enjoyed success along with Nikolic, going 4-0-1 in May to surge up the standings in the Eastern Conference.

The previous two winners of the Player of the Month award this season have been Atlanta forward Josef Martinez and Orlando goalkeeper Joe Bendik.