I would like to place a call to the people at the MLS league offices. I would like to tell them to take a break from trying to find funding for a second New York team for just a minute, and pick up their head and pay attention to Thierry Henry.
After a slow, injury-riddled, start to his MLS career with the New York Red Bulls, Thierry Henry has definitely rediscovered his football God mojo. Just like his days of galavanting runs and impossible finishes at Highbury with Arsenal, Thierry Henry has once again remembered that he’s pretty much just better than everybody else. And it shows.
Case and point: his performance in the wild 3-3 shootout against the Portland Timbers at Jen-Weld Field last night. With his squad dealing with a plethora of injuries and Gold Cup call-ups Henry took it upon himself to constantly drop back into the midfield and control the game as the Red Bull’s guarded a 1-0 lead through the first half. Then all hell broke loose and New York found themselves down 3-1. No problem. Henry jump-started New York’s comeback with this amazing string of passes and incredible lefty finish.
That goal in the video above put Titi joint-top of the MLS goal scoring charts with Landon Donovan at 8 a piece. The New York DP is my MLS MVP so far as we near the mid-point of the campaign
That wasn’t Thierry’s last action of the match though. The Frenchman got into it with Portland’s Adam Moffat, giving him a not-so-nice double whack/pat on the back of the head as they tried to work through their differences. Another one of those useless MLS juice-head referees, Ricardo Salazar, didn’t take too kindly to Henry stealing his show, so he decided to send the biggest star in the game off with a totally unnecessary straight red card. Henry, being the beast that he is, sarcastically proceeded to shake the hands of Portland Timber players and the ref who just sent him off, as well as jaw with fans on his way to the tunnel, presumably thanking them all for their time in his show of mastery.
Much to the chagrin of those at the league offices, the absolutely ridiculous red card will put Henry out of the up-coming ESPN2 clash with the Seattle Sounders this Thursday. But even so, those guys need to take note of what this man is doing and start to promote the shit out of him. Listen up Don Garber and minions, your superstar is finally here.