Lodeiro's arrival in late-July as a Designated Player signing from Boca Juniors helped spark a five-match unbeaten run, and Seattle is 3-1-2 since his acquisition.

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Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro has been voted Major League Soccer’s Player of the Month after scoring two goals and adding six assists in August.

Lodeiro’s arrival in late-July as a Designated Player signing from Boca Juniors helped spark a five-match unbeaten run, and Seattle is 3-1-2 since his acquisition.

The Uruguayan international dished out two assists in the 3-1 win at Orlando on Aug. 7 and two more versus Portland on Aug. 28. He had both a goal and assist against Salt Lake in the middle of the month and rescued a point with a last-minute strike in Houston.

“He came in and really kick-started our team,” interim Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said Thursday. “He had some really good games. … I think it’s deserved.

“Let me back-track, though: Well-deserved. But it is a team sport. All of the guys helped Nico, and he would be the first one to say that. He wasn’t expected to be a savior. … Nico helped make everyone around him better, but it goes both ways.”

With more than 45 percent of the vote, Lodeiro edged out New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (21 percent) as well as D.C. United’s Patrick Mullins and Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore of Toronto FC.