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Henry wins MLS POTW award for fourth time this season

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For the fourth time this season, Thierry Henry is the MLS Player of the Week.

Henry got 13 of the 19 first-place votes cast by the members of the North American Soccer Reporters, after the French legend scored twice — including a spectacular Olimpico — and set up another as the New York Red Bulls defeated Columbus by a 3-1 count.

Henry won the award three weeks in a row — the last two weeks of March and the first week of April — earlier this season. Injuries slowed him down, but he was back to being his dominant self this past weekend against the Crew, which fell to sixth in the East with the loss.

How The 11 voted: Henry, really, just for the corner-kick goal alone.

The best part of Henry’s performance was his insurance goal. Often, when we see an Olimpico — the goal scored directly from a corner — it is the result of a keeper flapping at a ball, a massive defensive error or the wind doing crazy things to the ball.

But when you watch the play over and over, it’s clear that Henry catches the keeper cheating too close to the near post, and simply goes for it. The corner bends back towards the goal, crashes off the far post and in.

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