Monday, August 19 marked the one-year anniversary of Federico Higuaín's first match with the Crew. Since debuting as a halftime substitute against the Houston Dynamo, the Argentine has become one of the top playmakers in MLS, earning the 2012 MLS Newcomer of the Year award along the way.
While Higuaín's latest tallies have certainly ignited a spark in the Crew and its fanbase, the playmaker's world class finishes should not come as a surprise. Over the past 365 days, Higuaín is among the League's best in goals and assists.
|1.||Chris Wondolowski (SJ) - 17||1.||Federico Higuaín (CLB), Robbie Keane (LA), Sebastien Le Toux (NY/PHI) - 12|
|2.||Marco Di Vaio (MTL) - 16||4.||Javier Morales (RSL), Diego Valeri (POR) - 11|
|3.||Camilo Sanvezzo (VAN), Mike Magee (LA/CHI), Robbie Keane (LA) - 15||6.||Thierry Henry (NY), Landon Donovan (LA), Graham Zusi (KC) - 10|
|6.||Federico Higuaín (CLB), Jack McInerney (PHI) - 14||9.||Brad Davis (HOU), Mauro Rosales (SEA) - 8|
Source: MLS Communications
To celebrate Higuaín's impact over the last year, here are his Top 5 moments during his time in Black & Gold:
5. Higuaín cuts back, finds Rentería for the winner
4. Higuaín chips Robles
3. Pipa finds Gaven in-stride to register first point
2. Higuaín splits defenders to assist Oduro
1. Higuaín pulls back, chips Bendik