WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 - French superstar Thierry Henry is once again winning the headlines just like he did in his days with Premier League giant Arsenal. The New York Red Bulls forward has been voted the MLS Player of the Month for March by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Henry notched five goals and added three assists in four games in March, lifting the Red Bulls to second place in the Eastern Conference. The club started the season with two road losses but is undefeated at home in two games. With five goals, Henry is currently leading the goal scoring charts. His three assists rank second most in the league.
The Red Bulls captain scored two goals and assisted on one in the club’s 4-1 home victory against the Colorado Rapids on March 25. Henry scored three goals and earned an assist in the 5-2 win over the Montreal Impact on March 31. The Red Bulls face Columbus on Saturday.
The 34-year-old scored a stunning 176 goals in 258 games for Arsenal in the Premier League.
This is the first time in his MLS that the second-year Henry has won the MLS Player of the Month award. He is the first Red Bull to win the award since Juan Pablo Angel earned the honor for both May and June in 2007.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Joe Cannon and San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski earned the second and third most votes respectively this month.
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