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Thierry Henry quickly recognized the situation presented to him in second half stoppage time.
A player of his enduring class couldn't miss the modest invitation offered by substitute Columbus goalkeeper Matt Lampson. The 23-year-old backup betrayed his dearth of first-team experience by cheating too far off his line to deal with the potential service from the left corner.
Henry stood over the ball and weighed his options. He could play it short to waste time. He could deliver into the penalty area as expected. Or he could gamble on the sliver of an opening supplied by Lampson's positioning to try to score his second goal of the night.
For Henry, the quandary could only lead to one decision. He went for brilliance. And with one curling strike off the back post, he produced it yet again.
Henry's Olimpico clinched the New York Red Bulls' 3-1 victory over the Crew in a key Eastern Conference affair at Red Bull Arena, but it wasn't enough to lift his side to the top spot in this edition of the FOX Soccer MLS Power Rankings.
19. TORONTO FC : TFC executives are currently weighing a reduction in season ticket prices for next season. A spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), the Reds' investor/operator, told the Toronto Sun last week that the discussions include recommendations to adjust the prices based on loyalty. This statement marked a rare instance when someone associated a potential reward with any aspect of supporting the perpetually futile club.
18. CHIVAS USA : No result appeared more likely prior to the weekend than the Red-and-White's inevitable home defeat to San Jose on Saturday night.
17. PORTLAND TIMBERS : Forget about the raucous atmosphere and the two points taken from Seattle in Saturday's 1-1 draw. The highlight of the weekend for the Timbers: the debut of Jose Adolfo Valencia in the 3-2 reserve victory over the Sounders on Sunday.
16. COLORADO RAPIDS : Former US U-17 and U-20 international Chris Klute entered the Rapids' protracted search for a reliable left back by signing on a year-long loan from Atlanta last week.
15. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION : Saturday's 2-1 defeat to DC United mathematically confirmed a fact evident for quite some time: the Revs won't feature in the postseason.
14. PHILADELPHIA UNION : Even a late, salvaged point at BMO Field counts as a positive result for this young group as it builds toward next season.
13. MONTREAL IMPACT : Au revoir, reasonable postseason ambitions.
12. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS : Different lineup, same old defeat for the sputtering Whitecaps. Maybe a spell of four consecutive games at B.C. Place will cure the current ills and stop the five-game slide just in time to preserve a playoff berth.
11. FC DALLAS : One stellar strike won't erase the enduring stain of Julian de Guzman's underwhelming spell with Toronto FC. It will breathe new life into FCD's playoff hopes, though.
10. COLUMBUS CREW: Robert Warzycha must hope Federico Higuaín's toe complaint does not linger while the Crew makes its playoff push.
9. DC UNITED: Life without Dwayne De Rosario might include a spat or two between Ben Olsen and Branko Boskovic if Olsen continues to haul off the Montenegrin playmaker after 56 minutes and impugn his fitness in the post-game press conference.
8. HOUSTON DYNAMO : Need a glimpse into the Dynamo's determined mentality? Just take a look at the tape from Friday and watch Corey Ashe square up to Kei Kamara after an incident between the two men during the second half.
7. REAL SALT LAKE : As most of the Western Conference contenders took care of domestic business this weekend, RSL traveled to Panama City to prepare for Tuesday's crunch CONCACAF Champions League against Tauro FC.
6. CHICAGO FIRE : The quietest resurgence in the league continued with a come-from-behind 3-1 home victory over Montreal on Saturday night. Could the Fire somehow sneak up on everyone and snatch the top seed in the Eastern Conference?
5. LOS ANGELES GALAXY : A lawsuit filed in a Manhattan federal court on Friday alleged the Galaxy and MLS withheld a fee of at least $385,000 after a sports agency provided information prior to Robbie Keane's $5.7 million transfer from Tottenham Hotspur last summer. No word yet on whether the Galaxy will ask for a refund after they paid well over the odds for the out-of-favor (and currently prolific) Ireland captain.
4. NEW YORK RED BULLS: Signing Digão, Kaka's younger brother, makes up for not completing a deal for the Real Madrid star during the summer transfer window, right?
3. SEATTLE SOUNDERS: Consider the return of Marcus Hahnemann as a rather logical step to sort out the previously messy backup goalkeeper situation. Whether it will create an unwanted controversy for the number one shirt remains uncertain.
2. SPORTING KANSAS CITY : Is this group sharp enough in the final third to fulfill its championship ambitions?
1. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES : With the imposing home-and-home series against Chivas USA now finished, the Earthquakes conclude a particularly forgiving four-game stretch with a visit by Portland on Wednesday.
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EPL legend, and now veteran MLS player, Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls took a corner kick right footed shot and somehow ended up nailing a perfect curving strike in the net. We have seen it happen many times before, but you can never be sure if it is intentional or not, but at the end of the day who cares? The goalie, and any of the defense, were not expecting a direct...
Thierry Henry scored some of the best goals in Premier League history, and he's up to his old tricks in Major League Soccer. The New York Red Bulls captain scored an "Olimpico" goal on Saturday, describing it as "not a bad one." There was nothing bad about the goal. It was arguably as good as any that have been scored in MLS this season. Henry capped off the...
Thierry Henry scored two goals and added an assist to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
The victory enabled the Red Bulls (14-7-7) to remain unbeaten at home this season (10-0-3) and gave New York sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference. With 49 points, the Red Bulls temporarily moved past Chicago, two points behind...
Thierry Henry scored a pretty odd corner kick goal against the Columbus Crew on Saturday night to lead his New York Red Bulls to a 3-1 victory.
The good folks at CrosbySweaters tell us the corner kick goals are not that rare but its the first time I can remember seeing one happen. Although this might be the first soccer highlight on our site that isn’t Alex Morgan related...
Video: Bend it Like Henry! Indefensible Goal.
New York Red Bulls Thierry Henry and Dax McCarty connected on a beautiful corner kick goal Saturday to help lead their team to a 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew.
There was a scary moment during the play when Crew goaltender Andy Gruenebaum made an great effort to stop the ball but face-planted right into the goal post.
Gruenebaum made a valiant attempt to stop McCarty...
With the MLS season in it’s last part of the season, some teams are fighting to make it into the playoffs while others are just coasting and waiting for the season to be over. Thierry Henry clearly doesn’t care as he picked up two more goals against Columbus with his last one making a lot [...]
A brace from captain Thierry Henry was the difference as the New York Red Bulls came from behind to beat...
A two goal, one assist performance from captain Thierry Henry led the New York Red Bulls to come-from-behind 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. After pulling New York level with his 12th goal of the year, Henry set up Dax McCarty’s 79th minute game-winner, and added an “Olimpico goal” – finding the back of the net straight off of a corner kick...
New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry was named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 28 of the 2012 MLS season. Henry earned the honor for the fourth time this year after a two-goal, one-assist performance in New York’s 3-1 win over Eastern Conference rival, the Columbus Crew, Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season...
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Toronto FC 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Toronto once again conceded a late second half goal as the Union fought back to get a draw.
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Portland Timbers 1-1 Seattle Sounders
A rivalry match...