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By DAN KARELL
In need of a vital win against a bitter rival, the New York Red Bulls put Thierry Henry back into the starting lineup for the first time since their last matchup with D.C. United, and it paid dividends.
Henry scored the game-winning goal in the 29th minute and was part of the buildup in the second goal scored, as the Red Bulls left RFK Stadium on Saturday with a 2-0 win over D.C. United, earning them this week’s honor of SBI MLS Team of the Week.
Roy Miller also returned to the starting lineup at left back for the Red Bulls, as the defensive unit that was torn apart in Chicago stayed strong all afternoon, frustrating the D.C. United attackers. Jamison Olave and Markus Holgersson played perhaps their best 90 minutes alongside one another this season, recording a clean sheet for only the second time, the first coming in a 0-0 draw with D.C. United in week three.
The win was the Red Bulls first road win of the season, and couldn’t have come at a better time for first-year manager Mike Petke.
The Red Bulls beat out the Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers for this week’s Team of the Week honors.
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