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Higuain wins MLS Player of the Week award again

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Columbus Crew attacker Federico Higuain was named MLS Player of the Week for the second successive week on Tuesday.

Higuain assisted on all four goals in two matches last week, as the Crew beat the Philadelphia Union, 2-1, and the Montreal Impact, 2-1. He has three goals and six assists in just five matches.

This is the fourth time a Columbus player has won the award this year. Emilio Renteria claimed the award in Week 12, and Jairo Arrieta earned in Week 21.

The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, radio media.

2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:

Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)

Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 3-5: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)

Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)

Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)

Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 9: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 10: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

Week 11: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)

Week 12: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)

Week 13-15: Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)

Week 16: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 17: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)

Week 18: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

Week 19: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 20: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo)

Week 21: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)

Week 22: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 23: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 24: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)

Week 25-26: Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew)

09/04 15:59:33 ET