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Henry runner-up in MLS MVP

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry, who looks increasingly likely to return to Arsenal for a third spell, was voted as the second Most Valuable Player in the MLS, coming in some distance behind the winner Chris Wondolowski who won the award for the first time after becoming the league’s top scorer for the third successive year.

Wondolowski, who plays for the San Jose Earthquakes, equalled the MLS goal-scoring record for a season by finding the net 27 times and the 29 year old said of his goals this season (modestly I’m sure you’ll agree)

It’s an individual award but I like to think of it as a team award. There weren’ many of those goals were more than one touch finishes. I get great service from good passers. I’m not beating 1 guys or shooting into the upper 90 but from six yards and in.

Upper 90. Urgh.

Wondolowski received 91 per cent of the votes from MLS club management and 71 per cent from players to give him  a weighted total of 259.03, while Henry, in second place, received 14.49 and third placed Graham Zuzi who plays for Sporting Kansa City received 6.64.

Henry finished the season with 15 goals and 12 assists in his 25 games and was voted on to the MLS Team of the Year.

 

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