MLS MVP Rankings: Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry makes an appearance

The former Arsenal and Barcelona forward has started to come on for the Red Bulls of late and earns himself a spot in the MVP rankings.
In week two of Goal.com's Major League Soccer MVP Rankings, we have two players who stayed put in their spots, despite not playing. Two players gracing the list for the first time after putting up big numbers in their respective games. And to round things out, we have another player from last week's list who did play but wasn't able to gain any ground.

Behind the unchanged top two of Javier Morales and Faryd Mondragon, sit two of the biggest names in the league in Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry. The pair bagged two goals and as assist each in their matches this week, which both were sizable wins. Davide Chiumiento remains on the list after dropping in another assist for the Whitecaps in their match against FC Dallas.

Falling from the list this week is FC Dallas' David Ferreira who shanked a penalty kick and suffered a very serious break in his ankle. D.C. United's Charlie Davies was also dropped despite still leading the league with five goals.

It is early days though and players are still in early season form. With Morales being the consensus best player in MLS so far, he's definitely the man to beat in as the summer months near.

1. Javier Morales

Age: 31

Club: Real Salt Lake
Position: Midfielder

Last Week: 1st

Comments:
Real Salt Lake didn't play last week, but no one performed well enough to remove Morales from his number one spot. After the little matter of the CONCACAF Champions League Final, Morales and RSL will return to league action against a very vulnerable Portland Timbers side with the chance to tighten his grip on the first spot.
Games Games Started
Goals
Assists
Shots
 3
3 2 1 2

2. Faryd Mondragon

Age: 39

Club: Philadelphia Union
Position: Goalkeeper

Last Week: 2nd

Comments:
Coincidentally (or not), Mondragon wasn't in action either given that his side were supposed to face Morales' RSL at PPL Park. Due to the CONCACAF CL Final, the match was resheduled and Mondragon got a rest. Similar to his South American pal, his place in the ranking was not effected by his inactivity.
Games Games Started
Shutouts
Goals Against
GAA
 5
5
3
2
0.4

3. Landon Donovan

Age: 29

Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
Position: Midfielder

Last Week: Not ranked

Comments:
It wouldn't be an Most Valuable Player race if Landon Donovan wasn't mentioned in the conversation. Well-rested to start the season, Donovan has been instrumental in leading his club to a 4-1-3 start. Two goals and an assist in the Galaxy's most recent win was enough to force the American on the list.
Games Games Started
Goals
Assists
Shots
 4
4
2
1 7
4. Thierry Henry

Age: 33

Club: New York Red Bulls
Position: Striker

Last Week: Not ranked

Comments:
It may have taken him a while to get to this stage, but Thierry Henry finally seems to be enjoying his soccer with the New York Red Bulls. Two goals and a lovely assist in the club's latest match against D.C. United will act as a huge boost for the prolific French forward who has struggled settling since joining MLS last year.
Games Games Started
Goals
Assists
Shots
 5
5
3
2
17

5. Davide Chiumiento

Age: 26

Club: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Position: Midfielder

Last Week: 5th

Comments:
Another week, another assist for Davide Chiumiento. He now has five on the year and has shown few signs of slowing down his excellent distribution. This week, his in-swinging cross helped to put the Whitecaps up a goal on FC Dallas early in the match. That type of play has been the standard for him and it has been huge for Vancouver.
Games Games Started
Goals
Assists
Shots
 5
4 0
5 3

Honorable Mention: FC Dallas' David Ferreira was on the list last week but dropped off after suffering what appears to be a pretty serious ankle injury. He'll likely miss a number of weeks and may struggle to reenter the fray. He also missed a penalty kick, which certainly won't help his chances. The Galaxy's David Beckham added another assist to his total and now sits on four for the year. Similar to Becks, Houston's Brad Davis snagged his fourth assist of the season. Living up to his potential so far this season, Juan Agudelo scored a beauty of a goal for the Red Bulls and definitely deserves a mention.

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