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New York Red Bulls Notebook 5.19.11

The Red Bulls game against Chivas USA last Sunday was supposed to be a spirit raiser. New York was unbeaten in their last four, had just earned a draw with the L.A. Galaxy the previous game and were now looking to get another win under their belts against a lesser opponent. 

It didn't turn out anything like the Red Bulls expected. 

Chivas bested New York, despite a Thierry Henry tally, thanks to a hat trick from Justin Braun. The loss did not, however, affect the Red Bulls standings. New York remains in first place, ahead of the Philadelphia Union by a single point. 

Saturday the Red Bulls will look to make amends for the loss to Chivas, when they take on the Houston Dynamo on the road. The two teams met earlier this year, producing a 1-1 draw. 

Henry, who jumped out to a slow start this season, scored his fifth goal of the year in the loss to Chivas. His five goals is good for third in the MLS right now. For Red Bull fans it's good to see Henry continuing to find his scoring touch. We've said it before, and will say it again, this team will most likely go where Henry goes. His five goals in five games is a very good sign, and if he keeps it up only good things will happen for New York. 

Henry's goal against the Galaxy was voted the AT&T Goal of the Week. Tim Ream became the first non-goalkeeper to win the MLS Save of the Week against the Galaxy as well thanks to his sliding play to keep a Landon Donovan strike from crossing the goal line.