New York City FC forward, Valentín Castellanos, was voted MLS Player of the Month by the media for the October-November period of the 2020 MLS season.
Argentina’s under-23 team scored six goals and added three assists in eight games in October and November, helping NYCFC achieve a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in that span, including four straight wins to close out. golden season.
The 22-year-old recorded both a goal and an assist in three separate games during that same time. NYCFC concluded the season in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings with 39 points and 1.7 points per game (12V-3E-8D overall record), securing a spot in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
NYCFC opened the month with a 3-2 win over Inter Miami CF on October 3, followed by a 4-1 win over DC United on October 7, where they recorded one goal and one assist in the final game. Castellanos also scored another goal in a 3-1 loss to Columbus Crew SC on Oct. 18.
Castellanos propelled NYCFC to a dominant 5-2 victory over staunch rival New York Red Bulls on Nov. 1, the club’s biggest win in the New York Derby. The Argentine scored a hat trick and added an assist (see assist) in the victory, including goals in minutes 12 (see goal), 76 (see goal) and 84 (see goal).
NYCFC concluded the 2020 season with a 4-3 victory over Chicago Fire FC on Decision Day 2020 presented by AT&T, in which Castellanos scored the winning goal (see goal) and provided an assist (see assist).
NYCFC will face Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium on Saturday, November 21 in the First Round of the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.