Jack Harrison registered the first brace of his MLS career vs. Columbus. (Trevor Ruszkowski/USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK — Now, this bit of news should not be surprising at all to New York City FC fans.

NYCFC forward Jack Harrison was voted the Major League Soccer player of the week by the North American Soccer Reporters, it was announced Tuesday afternon.

Harrison, selected FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week Monday, recorded the first brace of his MLS career in City’s 3-2 win at Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday night.

City improved to 3-0-0 this season and 6-1-0 all-time when the Englishman scores a goal.

He has four goals and one assist this season, equaling his scoring total from last year’s rookie campaign as NYCFC (4-3-1, 13 points) moved into third place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Harrison put the visitors ahead in the eighth minute, receiving a Maxi Moralez pass in front of goal and chipping goalkeeper Zack Steffen with a left-footed shot for a 1-0 lead.

Jack Harrison puts NYCFC ahead

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

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft struck for the game-winner in the 76th minute off Yangel Herrera’s interception. Harrison found Herrera’s pass in the box and squeezed a left-footed shot past a charging Steffen into the back left corner of the net.

Jack Harrison with his first career multi-goal game

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

 

NYCFC hosts Atlanta United at Yankee Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Univision/Facebook.com).

The MLS player of the week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.