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.


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.



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.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.