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August 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM

New York forward Angel named MLS Player of the Week

Both goal scored by Juan Pablo Angel were set up by Red Bulls designated player Thierry Henry. That should be an attacking combo to watch.

Here’s the release:

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New York Red Bulls Forward Juan Pablo Angel Named MLS Player of the Week

Angel scored two goals in Red Bulls’ 2-2 tie against the Dynamo

NEW YORK (Aug. 2, 2010) – New York Red Bulls forward Juan Pablo Angel was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 18 of the 2010 MLS season. Angel scored both goals in the Red Bulls 2-2 draw against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, July 31, at Robertson Stadium.

Angel struck early to give his team a one-goal advantage early in the match. In the 10th minute, Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry cleverly maneuvered the ball down the left sideline and sent a cross into the six-yard box for Angel, who placed on a point-blank shot past Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall.

With the game tied 1-1, Angel and Henry again connected to give the Red Bulls the lead. In the 58th minute, Henry fed a ball from the center of the field behind the Houston defense for Angel sprinting into the area. Angel took one touch and sent a right-footed shot across the goal into the left side of the net for his second of the night.

With 11 goals this season, the Red Bulls forward currently sits in second place in the Budweiser Golden Boot standings, just one goal behind the LA Galaxy’s Edson Buddle.

Angel has been named Player of the Week twice this season (Week 13, Week 18). This is his fifth career Player of the Week award: 2007 – Week 7, Week 19; 2008 – Week 20; 2010 – Week 13, Week 18.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week 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 and membership information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.

2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners

Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution)

Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)

Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)

Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)

Week 6: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)

Week 7: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

Week 8: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

Week 9: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)

Week 10: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)

Week 11: Brek Shea (FC Dallas)

Week 12: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)

Week 13: Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)

Week 14: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

Week 15: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)

Week 16: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)

Week 17: Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders)

Week 18: Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)

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