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Through Five Games...

05 September 12:45 pm

Through Five Games...

By Cody Sharrett

Through his first five games in Major League Soccer, Federico Higuaín has made an instant impact in the Crew attack to help the Black & Gold to a 4-0-1 record and a four match winning streak. With such production coming from the Argentine, here's a look at how Higuaín compares to similar Designated Players through their first five matches in MLS:

PLAYER Goals Assists Team Goals Team Record
Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Chicago Fire) 2 3 10 3-1-1
Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) 0 3 4 2-1-2
Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) 3 1 9 5-0-0
Luciano Emilio (D.C. United) 2 0 6 1-1-3
Federico Higuaín 3 6 12 4-0-1

(Source: Elias)

Notes: Robbie Keane's first five matches includes the 2011 Playoffs, Luciano Emilio went on to win the 2007 Golden Boot and MLS MVP while helping D.C. United to the Supporters Shield that season.