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Galaxy's Buddle is MLS player of the month

Galaxy striker Edson Buddle's phenomental start to the Major League Soccer season has been recognized with the league's Player of the Month award.

The 28-year-old forward from New Rochelle, N.Y., scored seven goals -- all seven Galaxy goals -- in the first four games, all victories. L.A. was held goalless in a draw last weekend at Kansas City.

Buddle, who was MLS's Player of the Week two weeks ago, after scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake, previously won the monthly honor in August 2002, when he played for the Columbus Crew.