Tag: Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry’s Departure Signals a Shaky Future for New York Red Bulls

Thierry Henry’s bittersweet au revoir now leaves the New York Red Bulls at a crucial crossroads. The fabulous Frenchman recast the floundering founding franchise from dowdy also-rans into Marion Cotillard-beautiful league beaters. But this season ended just like all the 18 previous – MLS Cupless. With NYCFC’s arrival raising the stakes higher than Chris Christie’s cholesterol, where does the North Jersey club go from here? The Squad: Head coach Mike Petke, whose roots with the club go back to the days when his frosted mane matched the MetroStars’ yellow taxi-logo, recently said “we have a very good plan for the ... Read more

Thierry Henry’s MLS Retirement Sees Him Leave Behind an Unfulfilled Legacy

I remember that night like it was yesterday; in April 2012 I had the privilege of doing a post-game interview with Thierry Henry. As a Gunners fan, I was salivating at the chance to put my microphone in front of this legend. Thanks to my then-MLS Talk media pass and a visit to DC for the Red Bulls, I would be getting the chance of a lifetime. Except there was one problem. DC United took New York to the woodshed and beat them 4-1. The visitors’ only goal came from a beautiful free-kick by Henry, a classic example of the ... Read more

MLS Eastern Conference Finals Preview – New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

Boston versus New York. It’s a rivalry that goes back more than a century. The Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox carry the honor of their city into battle against the Jets, Rangers and Yankees. Its now time for the Revolution and Red Bulls to throw their names into the mix. Both teams earned their way into the Eastern Conference Finals, but did so using different paths. The Revolution beat a lackadaisical Columbus Crew team in the first round of the playoffs, while the Red Bulls had to win a one off wild card game against formidable Sporting KC before moving ... Read more

MLS Quarterfinals Leg 1: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The first legs of the MLS Cup Quarterfinals are in the books and we finally got to see what teams really have to offer with their seasons on the line. Some stepped up while others crumbled. As is usually the case, the difference between a win and a loss is one or two moments of brilliance from a single player. Lets take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly to come out of the MLS Cup Quarterfinals first legs. GOOD: Charlie Davies (New England Revolution/Forward) – Charlie Davies, along with teammates Jermaine Jones and Lee Nguyen were ... Read more

Top 7 Soccer Movies to Watch on YouTube [VIDEO]

While there are plenty of great soccer-related movies out there, not all of them are free to view on YouTube. If you are at the office and have time to kill, or just want to watch a good soccer flick while on the laptop at home, YouTube is a solid place to start. Listed below are seven outstanding, and free, soccer movies to watch on YouTube. 1. Mike Bassett: England Manager This 2001 “mockumentary” follows Norwich City manager Mike Bassett and his rise to lead the England national team in the upcoming World Cup. Bassett (played by Ricky Tomlinson), who ... Read more

The Pros To Signing More Players Like Morales Rather Than Beckham

What if, instead of trying to bring in another David Beckham, Major League Soccer signed more players like Javier Morales? It wasn’t a hypothetical, though it was rhetorical. I was among a group of reporters gathered after MLS Cup three years ago when the question was asked by a league official. At the time, Beckham’s future was uncertain, and although the league’s commercial messiah he would come back for one more year, the post-Beckham world was already taking shape. How would Major League Soccer replace its biggest star? To their credit, MLS recognized Beckham was unique. After all, Thierry Henry ... Read more

New York Red Bulls CONCACAF Champions League Attendance Highlights Problems

For all the international games played in New York this summer, it was nice to have one that actually counted toward something larger. All those World Cup preparation games, those friendlies that were meant to prepare teams for Brazil, or the pre-season competitions that ended in a trophy ceremony, all those victories and cups held aloft were rather empty in a way. It was great to see some of the world’s top teams, to see the arena packed for Red Bulls against Arsenal or Bayern Munich versus Chivas. Yet after each game the teams left with lessons learned, an injury ... Read more

Thierry Henry’s Impact On The Field Can’t Perform Miracles Off It

If Thierry Henry’s about to say goodbye to Major League Soccer, he’s doing so on a high note. His stint is one that caps one of the most productive four-and-a-half year stretches in league history. True, extending his deal at Red Bull Arena could still happen, but there’s a growing and now very public feeling the 37-year-old, out of contract at the end of the year, will use this fall has his sunset. With 48 goals, 39 assists in 113 MLS games thus far, one of the league’s biggest stars may ride off into that impending night. On Saturday in ... Read more