New York Red Bulls Forward Thierry Henry Voted MLS Player of the Month
NEW YORK (April 5, 2012) – New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry has been voted the MLS Player of the Month for March by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Henry contributed five goals and three assists across four games in March, lifting the Red Bulls to second place in the Eastern Conference standings, and leading the team to an undefeated home record of 2-0-0. With five goals, Henry is currently leading the race for the Budweiser Golden Boot, while his three assists rank second most in the League.
The Red Bulls captain opened his scoring account for the season with a two-goal performance on March 25 in New York’s 4-1 home victory against the Colorado Rapids. Henry continued the offensive surge during his club’s next match on March 31, contributing three goals and an assist in the Red Bulls’ 5-2 win over the Montreal Impact.
While Henry earned MLS Player of the Week twice in March for his play in Week 3 and Week 4, this is the first time in his MLS career that Henry has won the MLS Player of the Month award.
Henry is the first Red Bull to win since Juan Pablo Angel earned the honor for both May and June in 2007 and just the second French-born player ever to win the award, joining September 2011 winner Sebastien Le Toux.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Joe Cannon and San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski earned the second and third most votes respectively this month.
The MLS Player of the Month is selected after each calendar month of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.