WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012— The statistics are impressive. New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has notched seven goals and earned four assists in just five games. The French ace is also making MLS history.
Henry, who won the Player of the Month award in March, was voted on Monday Player of the Week in MLS by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 5 of the 2012 MLS season. He becomes the first player in MLS history to earn the honor for three consecutive weeks.
Henry scored two goals and assisted on one goal in the Red Bulls’ 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday. The Red Bull’s star is the league’s leading goal scorer and second behind Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi (5) in the assists column.
In the Columbus game, Henry provided an assist on the Red Bulls’ early first half goal as he sent a long ball into the box for Kenny Cooper in the 3rd minute. Henry got on the score sheet in the 40th minute after running onto a well-timed through-ball from Roy Miller. He then struck again in the 90th minute with a stunning goal. Henry received a cross in the middle of the box from teammate Joel Lindpere, brought the ball down with his chest, and blasted a shot into the top right corner of the net to close out the game, 4-1.
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