It was a tight battle between Julian Carranza and Kai Wagner for July's honor but in the end it was Carranza grabbing the title of Independence Blue Cross Player of July.

Carranza bagged a hat trick against rivals D.C. United early in the month, becoming the fifth player in club history to score three goals in a league match. For his actions, he was named the MLS Player of the Week and along with a spot on the MLS Team of the Week. Last weekend the forward bagged an additional goal and added an assist in the final contest of the month to finish July with four goals and an assist.