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Thierry Henry Named MLS Player Of The Week Again, Sets League Record

New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry was named the MLS Player of the Week on Monday, becoming the first player ever to earn the award in three consecutive weeks.

Henry, who won the MLS Player of the Month Award for March, scored two goals and added an assist as the Red Bulls beat the Columbus Crew 4-1 at Crew Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The 34-year old set up a Kenny Cooper score in the third minute, then added goals of his own in the 40th and 90th minutes. Henry's latter goal gave the Red Bulls their third straight win by at least three goals, making them the first team in MLS history to accomplish that feat.

Henry has netted a league-leading seven goals through five games and is also second in the MLS in assists with four. He has accounted for 11 of New York's league-leading 14 goals during the team's 3-2-0 start.

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