salutes Jack Harrison for his performance vs. Columbus. (Greg Bartram/USA TODAY Sports)

Jack Harrison took a giant step or two forward in New York City FC’s 3-2 comeback victory at Columbus Crew SC Saturday night.

Without Designated Players David Villa (illness) and Andrea Pirlo (on the bench), Harrison connected twice, including the game-winner at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

For his efforts, the 20-year-old forward was named’s player of the week.

He was honored for the week ending Sunday, April 30.

“I think Jack grew up as a player,” NYC FV head coach Patrick Vieira said. “He’s getting better every day, every week because of the way he is training. He’s working hard with [David] Villa every day. Of course that’s a great result, he wants to play every week and he’s working really hard in training. When he has the opportunity, he shows me how good he is.”


Post-Match Interview: Jack Harrison

"I think we played very well collectively as a team today"Post-Match with Jack Harrison

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎New York City FC‎‏ في 30 أبريل، 2017


Harrison had the first and last words in the Major League Soccer match.

City grabbed an early lead as Harrison, off a feed from DP and midfielder Maxi Moralez, chipped goalkeeper Zack Steffen for a 1-0 advantage in the eighth minute.

“The first goal, we were on the counterattack,” said Harrison, adding that Moralez “had come over to the right-hand side and made a run in behind and played a perfect ball. I just managed to chip it over the keeper.”

Harrison scored in 76th minute off a Columbus defensive error as Yangel Herrera fed him the ball on the right.


Jack Harrison puts NYCFC ahead

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎New York City FC‎‏ في 29 أبريل، 2017


“The second one was great team pressure. We pressed very well, Herrera] was able to touch the ball away from the defender and I just managed to get there before someone else was behind me and just slide it in the back of the net.”


Jack Harrison with his first career multi-goal game

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎New York City FC‎‏ في 29 أبريل، 2017

Video courtesy of NYCFC’s Facebook Page player of the week winners

Week 1 (March 6) — Joseph Bendik (Orlando City SC)

Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 3 (March 20) — Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)

Week 5 (April 3) — Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)

Week 6 (April 10) — Jimmy Maurer (New York Cosmos)

Week 7 (April 17) — Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls)

Week 8 (April 24) — Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls)

Week 9 (May 1) — Jack Harrison (New York City FC)