Former Arsenal, France and Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats.
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Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4 1/2 seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team’s first championship.
There are no more excuses, no more reasons not to support this team. It is playoff time, New York, and you love that winner. Love this Red Bulls team in person on Sunday and let’s turn Red Bull Arena into a sold-out frenzy.
The leading scorer in Arsenal history, Thierry has scored 42 goals in 94 matches for the Red Bulls. Arsenal said “the fact that Thierry is the New York Red Bulls club captain makes this a particularly special fixture.”
The Red Bulls earned their first Supporters’ Shield. New York carries an eight-game unbeaten streak into the playoffs.
Petke proved why we love him and why he is the personification of New York sports, more than any other coach in this city. Petke didn’t back down, just like a true New Yorker.
The Red Bulls drew 2-2 with Columbus and their 5-0-3 run is their best since 2003.
Thierry Henry found the game-winner as the Red Bulls finally won their first game of the MLS season.
The Red Bulls are still searching for their first win of the season.
Back in London and back on the basketball court, Carmelo Anthony went right back to his winning ways.
The New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 in the away leg against DC United in the opening round of the MLS Playoffs.
The Red Bulls defeated the Union 3-0 on Saturday and have virtually wrapped up third place in the MLS East.
Thierry Henry dominated Toronto FC as the Red Bulls’ star had a goal and three assists in New York’s 4-1 victory.