Third straight MLS Player of the Week for Titi Henry
April 9, 2012 (Official Press Release)
New York Red Bulls forward and captain Thierry Henry won an unprecedented third-straight MLS Player of the Week Award today, taking home the honors for Week 5 of the MLS season. Henry, the MLS Player of the Month for March, becomes the first player in League history to win three consecutive MLS Player of the Week awards. The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Henry's most recent accolade comes off a two-goal, one-assist performance in New York's 4-1 win over the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Frenchman helped start the scoring in the third minute, assisting on the team's opening goal when he lofted a pass into the penalty box that fellow strike partner Kenny Cooper turned and finished.
The MLS Golden Boot leader tallied his first goal of the match and New York's third in the opening interval in the 40th minute, running onto a Roy Miller pass and slotting it past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum and inside the right post. Henry recorded his seventh goal in three matches and capped a strong New York performance in the 90th minute, controlling and lashing home a Joel Lindpere cross into the back of the net with his right foot. The 4-1 final scoreline ensured that New York became the first team in league history to win three straight matches by a margin of three goals or more.