It’s time to destroy the myth that MLS is a retirement league

With Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard set to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Thierry Henry, by spending their final years as footballers in the United States, MLS has unfairly developed a reputation as a retirement league for finished players.  It’s much more than that. As a soccer fan living in the United Kingdom, I’ve heard first-hand the ignorant comments...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Bulls-Crew Preview

There's been some debate this week about how New York Red Bulls star Bradley Wright-Phillips has been affected playing without Thierry Henry. Columbus Crew SC is more concerned with how Red Bulls newcomer Sacha Kljestan and Lloyd Sam will affect the midfield. Saturday night's contest between the Crew and visiting Red Bulls could come down to how effective Kljestan and Columbus midfielder...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Promising Arsenal teenager joins Nottingham Forest on loan

19-year-old Arsenal starlet Chuba Akpom has joined English Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the 2014-15 season.  The U-20 England international is seen as one of the most promising young forwards in the country, perhaps all of Europe, will be set to feature in the last seven matches for Forest and subsequently return to the Gunners in May. This will be...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Bulls ease past D.C. United

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- With the retirement of Thierry Henry, the firing of well-liked and successful coach Mike Petke and big roster overhaul that left many wondering about this season, the New York Red Bulls understand they have to prove themselves this year under new coach Jesse Marsch. So far, so good. A win and a tie in two games. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a goal and set...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. United-Red Bulls Preview

Playing with Thierry Henry turned Bradley Wright-Phillips into the MLS' top goal scorer last season. Now, he's trying to produce without the superstar forward. After being held without a shot in the season opener, Wright-Phillips will try to find the net and help the New York Red Bulls to their longest home winning streak over bitter rival D.C. United on Sunday night. Wright-Phillips...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Bulls' Wright-Phillips learning to play without Henry

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Playing with Thierry Henry turned Bradley Wright-Phillips into the MLS's top goal scorer last season. The two had chemistry and the result was one of those seasons that will be hard to beat. Wright-Phillips scored league-record tying 27 goals in 32 games and won the MLS's golden boot. Doing it again might be a lot tougher. Henry, the French international who...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

All-star teams named for Steven Gerrard testimonial match; Players include Suarez, Torres and Henry

Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher revealed the two All-Star teams which will feature during the upcoming Steven Gerrard testimonial match to be held on March 29. Tickets for the event went on sale today and immediately sold out. The proceeds raised from the game will help fund the Liverpool FC Foundation’s community programs, which benefit thousands of young...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Red Bulls prepare for their big reveal at Sporting Kansas City

BRADENTON, Fla. Even by the lofty standards set forth during the existence of the Metrostars and Red Bulls, this winter ginned up an extraordinary amount of controversy and upheaval. One thing cropped up after another as the offseason lurched forward. Thierry Henry retired. Tim Cahill left for China. Players came and went. Coaches came and went. Supporters vented their fury about...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Arsenal Re-sign Walcott?

Wasn’t Theo Walcott supposed to be the next Thierry Henry? Although I’m sure that no one expected him to reach such heights, Arsenal fans had hope. In Walcott, they saw a player with unlimited potential. A player who, one day, ... Read More
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside MLS 2015 Season Preview: New York Red Bulls

ESSENTIAL FACTS Last year in a sentence: Thierry Henry bid adieu to MLS by leading the Red Bulls to the conference final. Offseason in a sentence: Angst and rancor dominated the discussion after the Red Bulls replaced club icon Mike Petke after two successful seasons at the helm. (as of March 3) Incoming: Sean Davis (Duke/Homegrown), Mike Grella (free transfer), Andrew Jean-Baptiste...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

In demand Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette still has a lot to learn

“Thierry shook me and told me to always question myself, which we tend to forget to do when we’re young. It hit me hard. When a player like Thierry Henry speaks to you, you can’t ignore what he says. I realised that becoming a great player was a permanent job. When you see a guy like him, who has always sought to progress, and you look at the career he had.” Alexandre Lacazette...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry: The treble is a possibility for Chelsea

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says Chelsea can add the Premier League and Champions League to yesterday's League Cup triumph. With one competition already out of the way, Jose Mourinho's men will now focus on keeping the lead in the Premier League ahead of a tough home game against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. And […]
28 days ago  |  Discuss

British broadcaster Sky Sports wins rights to broadcast MLS matches

Going into its 20th season, Major League Soccer has expanded its global reach by partnering up with Sky Sports to broadcast league matches in the United Kingdom. [TV deal will help MLS grow] The league announced on Wednesday that both parties have agreed to a four-year deal. British fans will get to watch at least two MLS regular-season matches each week, the AT&T MLS All-Star...
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Henry claims former teammate Messi is better than Ronaldo

Thierry Henry has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo for his consistent performances over the last four years, but stresses that Lionel Messi is a better player. Ronaldo was voted the Fifa Ballon d'Or winner for the third time in January, having won the award for the first time in 2008 before Messi went on to win it four times in a row.  Despite the Real Madrid star having pipped...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger happy to see Thierry Henry coaching Arsenal young players

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is very happy to see Thierry Henry back at the Emirates in a coaching capacity. The Frenchman said last December that he was going to start working on his coaching badges, now confirmed by the Arsenal manager. And Wenger believes the club's young players will benefit from the presence […]
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Birthday boy Ronaldo voted greatest ever Premier League player

Cristiano Ronaldo spent just six years in English football but as he celebrates his 30th birthday on Thursday the former Manchester United star has been voted as the greatest player to have graced the Premier League. A survey conducted by Usurv for Press Association Sport showed Ronaldo was the people's choice, finishing ahead of Thierry Henry and Ryan Giggs, who joined him on...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry Assesses Arsenal’s Transfer Business, Praises Youngster

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has heaped praise on Francis Coquelin’s performances, and affect they have had during Arsenal 5 game win streak. The comments were made while Henry was serving in his new role as a Sky Sports pundit, during ... Read More
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry: The two players who changed Arsenal's midfield

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says the Gunners would have signed a defensive midfielder in January had Francis Coquelin not raised his level in midfield. The 23-year-old made an immediate impact since he came into the first team at the end of last year and was one of the best players in the 2-0 win away […]
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry: I'm not ashamed to say I cried when I left Arsenal

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says he was devastated when he had to leave the Gunners to join Barcelona. Considered by many as the best player to ever wear the Arsenal jersey, the 37-year-old left the North London club during the summer of 2007 for a reported fee of £16.1m. At Arsenal, Henry claimed two Premiership […]
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry jumps to defence of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has criticised fans who barracked manager Arsene Wenger at a train station following defeat in Stoke. Hostility was directed towards the 65-year-old coach after Arsenal were beaten at the Britannia Stadium last month and Henry, who described supporter protests as being "out of order", was not impressed. The Frenchman told several national newspapers...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry Retires: Memory for a Legend

Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry, The King, has officially retired from playing professional football this morning, after running down his contract with the New York Red Bulls. Growing up as a young Gooner, Henry and Dennis Bergkamp both had a profound affect ... Read More
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry May Be Right To Postpone Return To Arsenal

Waking up on Tuesday morning and having an alert on my phone about Thierry Henry putting an end to his career was not pleasant. Eyes half-shut and my brain still unable to process that information, as I got ready for work it all started to sink in slowly. Wait, Thierry Henry isn’t going back to North London to retire at his beloved Arsenal? I surely didn’t read that right, did...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry’s career by the numbers and quotes from soccer icons

Thierry Henry has walked off the pitch for the last time. The King has stepped down from his throne. After 20 years of captivating the world, Thierry Henry announced his retirement and will join Sky Sports as a pundit in 2015. The 37-year-old was a joy to watch during his time at AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, FC Barcelona and New York Red Bulls. He also left spectators agape whenever...
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry made most of his abilities thanks to his hard work ethic, versatility

For a spell with Arsenal, Thierry Henry was one of the most devastating finishers the world has ever witnessed.   Moving gracefully and with pace, knocking the ball beyond the last line of defenders but retaining the poise to slot beyond the goalkeeper, his was a trademark maneuver completed with such regularity that the outcome was almost inevitable.   "To avoid over-thinking...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry: Premier League’s Best Ever Striker?

Thierry Henry: Premier League’s Best Ever Striker? - originally posted on Premier League legend Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37 after 20 years at the top of the game. Henry began his career at French club AS Monaco under the guidance of Arsene Wenger where he formed a strong partnership with David Trezeguet. In 1997 the...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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