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Henry Dreams of the U.S.
SI.com, November 27th, 2007 6:30PM

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We have yet to see the best from Thierry Henry at Barcelona, although if you ask the former World Cup and European Championship winner, he would tell you that eight goals from 15 games isn't all that bad. He's right, you know, it's a record most strikers would be proud of -- but perhaps we've come to expect the superhuman from a man who holds the record as the all-time leading scorer for both France and Arsenal Football Club.

Even so, one wonders how much patience Barca coach Frank Rijkaard will have with Henry's adjustment, especially when the likes of Ronaldinho, Leo Messi, Samuel Eto'o, Eidur Gudjohnsen and youngsters Giovanni Dos Santos and Bojan Krkic are all vying with Henry for playing time. Eto'o, for example, has been injured all season. Will his return cost Henry his place in the starting lineup? "There's only one guy who can tell you that," Henry says of Rijkaard. "But that definitely can be and will be something great because Sammy is a great player. But whoever's out there on the pitch is going to have to help Barcelona win. That's the most important thing."

If Barca goes on to win without Henry, that could be potentially be a good thing for American soccer, as the Frenchman maintains that the next and last stop on his international career would be the United States. Henry purrs about his love of American sports culture, particularly the NBA, where many of his friends play. "I don't know when it's going to happen," Henry says of a move to the U.S. "I just know I've been wanting to do this since I was young."

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