- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 17, 2010
- 4 Comments
- Thierry Henry
The rumor has not turn into something real. French striker and superstar Thierry Henry has agreed to a pre-contract deal with Major League Soccer and the New York Red Bulls.
Henry fell out of favor with Barcelona this year and now he wants to make his jump to New York. We knew this deal was coming long before the start of this season. Hell we knew this all the way back to the beginning of the century in 2000 when Henry first came to New York.
Since then its been all rumors and speculation about when he would actually make the jump to MLS. Now it appears that after the World Cup he will be a Red Bull and will try to do what David Beckham nor any other Designated Player has done, win a MLS Cup.
One thing you have to love about this move isn’t the fact that its a guy like Henry coming to MLS to play but its a guy that really has a lot left in the tank and a lot to prove.
But don’t expect Henry to be like Beckham here. A lot of Beckham buzz wore off fast due to the limited time Beckham spent on a MLS field in his first year and half, not to mention the rumors of him leaving the league for good to go to AC Milan.
Henry won’t be like that though. Seeing how he has a lot to prove to folks after this past year in Barcelona he’ll want to show the world he’s still a top class striker. He’ll fit the league very nicely too as he’s always been a guy that shows speed and fitness (two things the league is really built on).
New York needs results to stay interested and Henry is a results-guy. He’ll have plenty of expectations to live up to but he’s got a chance to live up to them.