So, it seems as though the Major League Soccer has become the grazing pasture when former international stars are put out to stud, so to speak. Earlier today, Thierry Henry signed a contract with MLS’s New York Red Bulls after being cut from Barcelona for scoring a meager 4 goals last year.
Henry has an incredibly impressive resume with Barcelona and his former club team Arsenal. Aside from winning two Premier League Championships in 04′ and 07′, he also was awarded 6 different trophies in 2009 including the Champions League. With the international French team, he won one World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000. Whew.
Thierry Henry’s most recent endeavors have not been met with the same amount of success though, sadly. The controversial ‘handball’ incident that prevented Ireland from being in the World Cup this year was pretty much all Henry’s fault, when he used his hand to guide the ball to his feet to score a goal.
His lackluster season with Barcelona also contributed to him being cut, so he has seeked refuge where it seems more and more players are finding these days, the MLS.
Good for American soccer, good for him I suppose, so I look at it as a positive. He’s still a great soccer player with a resume that can’t be taken lightly. We still care about soccer in America right?
Thierry Henry is set to make his debut with the Red Bulls on July 22.
This post was written by Randy Neil