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Canada Soccer Names Players of the Month for May; all three from Ontario

By Staff, 06/01/22, 4:15PM EDT


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Canada Soccer has named the Players of the Month for May 2022, and a trio of Ontario born and developed players have been honoured.

Milan Borjan, Kadeisha Buchanan and Samuel Charron were named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for May 2022. Both Borjan and Buchanan won a pair of trophies in Europe, while Charron won his second MVP award at the 2022 IFCFP World Cup.

Hamilton, Ontario native Goalkeeper Milan Borjan helped Red Star Belgrade clinch a fifth Serbian league title in a row, adding a goal from the penalty spot in added-time during the season finale on 22 May. It was Borjan’s eighth league title in a row in Europe after three titles in Bulgaria and now five in Serbia.

Watch Borjan's penalty-kick goal in the video on the right side of the screen.

Kadeisha Buchanan from Brampton, Ontario won her fifth UEFA Women’s Champions League title in six years with Olympique Lyonnais after a 3-1 victory over FC Barcelona. At just 26 years old, Buchanan is the most decorated Canadian in the history of the competition having won the European title in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. Buchanan also helped Lyon win the Championnat de France for her fifth time since joining the club in January 2017.

Para Soccer National Team Captain, Samuel Charron, from Ottawa, Ontario helped Canada finish ninth overall at the IFCPF Men’s World Cup, matching the Para Soccer National Team’s previous best record from 2009. Charron led Canada with five goals and three assists in five matches. He notably scored the 1-0 winner against Netherlands in the group phase and sparked a late two-goal comeback against Australia in the playoffs. He was named Most Valuable Player of tournament for the second time in a row (2019 & 2022).

For more information on the Canada Soccer Player of the Month Awards for May 2022, click here.