Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/9/13
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There’s a reason Thierry Henry is the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer. He can do things like this. Henry scored both goals in the New York Red Bulls’ 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night, but it was his second that is grabbing headlines around the world. The veteran forward netted in the 88th minute using a bicycle-kick. He had his back to the impact goal but still managed to strike the ball powerfully and accurately. It is undoubtedly a leading contender for MLS’ “Goal of the Year” award. Henry, 35, joined the Red Bulls in 2010 as a “Designated Player” — a distinction which allows MLS teams to pay star players (like David Beckham and Denilson) wages which exceed the salary cap. The former Arsenal and Barcelona star’s $4.4 million salary tops MLS. It’s not hard to see why. Watch Henry’s wonder-goal in the video below. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Thierry Henry
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