Thierry Henry wins MLS player of the week on four year Red Bull anniversary


HARRISON, N.J. – Four years ago, the New York Red Bulls made arguably their biggest signing in franchise history, bringing World Cup champion and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to the fold.

On the anniversary of that momentous occasion, Henry continues to prove he is worth every penny.

Major League Soccer bestowed their Player of the Week honors upon Henry for his one goal, three assist performance in a 4-1 thrashing of the Columbus Crew. Those three assists helped push him towards the top of the all-time Red Bull assist charts with 37, surpassing the previous mark of 36 held by Metro greats Amado Guevara and Tab Ramos. They also put him atop the league’s current assist table with nine.

As if those honors weren’t enough, both Henry and teammate Bradley Wright-Phillips are also up for MLS Goal of the Week.

Not only did Henry make his mark on the field; he fired up the team off of it as well. The French captain laced into his teammates with a halftime tirade that ignited the club towards a dominating second half against the Crew.

How big were Henry’s contributions? Judge for yourself. Here are the match highlights: