When Thierry Henry called rookie Connor Lade one of the New York Red Bulls' players of the season more than a week ago, the high praise seemed a bit generous. Last Saturday, Lade showed just why Henry and his teammates are so high on the St. John's product.
Lade turned in a Man of the Match-caliber effort in providing two assists in the Red Bulls' 2-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union. That performance, and his energetic second-half cameo in New York's 1-0 victory against Chicago, helped Lade earn SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.
Lade beat out a field of rookies that included Toronto FC's Luis Silva, FC Dallas' Matt Hedges and LA Galaxy's Bryan Gaul.
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