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Red Bulls’ Thierry Henry Wins 3rd Straight MLS Player Of The Week

Thierry Henry (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

Thierry Henry (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

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HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls has become the first player in MLS history to capture three straight player of the week awards.

The league announced on Monday that Henry was honored again after scoring two goals and setting up another in a 4-1 win at Columbus on Saturday. The 34-year-old French star has seven goals and three assists in the Red Bulls’ three-game winning streak.

Henry leads the MLS with seven goals, one more than teammate Kenny Cooper and Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes. The Red Bulls will play host to San Jose Saturday.

Henry’s four assists this season are second behind Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi (5).

Henry had a team-high 14 goals last season

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