Video: Terry Henry rolls back the years with stunning strike for NY Red Bulls
He wouldn’t be the most popular footballer in this country by any means, but it’s hard not to appreciate Thierry Henry’s sublime goal for the New York Red Bulls last night.
Old wounds still run pretty deep for a lot of Irish fans who still have painful memories of THAT night in Paris and the fact that Thierry Henry is now a shadow of his former self playing in a league of little significance won’t be the source of much sympathy around these parts.
As he showed during his loan spell back at Arsenal earlier this year, however, Henry is still capable of occasional moments of brilliance and he rolled back the years last night with a stunning strike for the New York Red Bulls against the Chicago Fire, the only goal of the game at the Red Bull Arena.
Taking the ball on his chest and moving further away from goal on his weaker side, Henry smashed a stunning left-footed half volley off the far post and into the net to give the Red Bulls the lead.
The goal was followed by a trademark and slightly smug Henry celebration, but it was justified in this case, as you will see when you have a look for yourself in the video above.
Henry wasn’t the only veteran recalling past glories as David Beckham scored his third goal in two games for the LA Galaxy against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but Becks’ deflected effort was overshadowed by a brilliant hit from his teammate Jose Villareal (see below), which snatched a draw for the Galaxy in the dying minutes.
Maybe this MLS lark isn’t so bad after all.