Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Henry out of Columbus game
BigAppleSoccer, March 24th, 2011 6:54PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The pulled hamstring suffered by Thierry Henry in the Red Bulls' 1-0 victory over Seattle last weekend has ruled him out of this week’s game against Columbus. “My body is not responding well,” Henry said to bigapplesoccer.com after the team's Thursday training session. “Maybe hopefully I will be back for the game against Houston.” New York plays Houston April 2.

His absence will further weaken the Red Bulls, which are missing four starters because of international duty: forward Juan Agudelo and defender Tim Ream (USA), defender Rafael Marquez (Mexico), and midfielder Dane Richards (Jamaica). Henry apparently suffered the injury shortly before he took and failed to convert a penalty kick against the Sounders, yet played the entire 90 minutes. Henry sat out training sessions Tuesday and Wednesday in hopes of playing against the Crew, which began its season with a dispiriting 3-1 loss to D.C. United.

Veteran Carlos Mendes will take one of the centerback spots; there aren’t a lot of candidates as his central partner, though Stephen Keel has some MLS experience with Colorado. Veteran Carl Robinson and Teemu Taino, who has played several positions during his pro career and manned the holding midfield slot last Saturday, are also possibilities.

New York, which waived forward Salou Ibrahim earlier this week, is also thin up front. Coach Hans Backe can use offseason signing Luke Rodgers up top, and has a handful of midfielders -- Mehdi Ballouchy, Tony Tchani, John Rooney, Joel Lindpere -– who can play as a second forward.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Man United Makes World Record Bid for Bale     
Manchester United submitted a blockbuster transfer bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale on Tuesday, offering ...
AWOL Ronaldinho Receives Queretaro Warning    
Queretaro on Tuesday threatened to release Ronaldinho if the former two-time World Player of the Year ...
Zlatan Fury at Swedish Ranking Snub    
Earlier this week, Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacted angrily to finishing second on a list of top Swedish ...
Rodgers: Balotelli's Style Not Suited for Liverpool     
Brendan Rodgers on Tuesday suggested that Mario Balotelli's style is not best-suited to Liverpool's game, saying ...
Mourinho: No Chance of Signing Messi     
Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea has "no chance" of signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona, despite reports ...
De Laurentiis: 'Spectacular' Supercoppa Win     
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes Italian soccer came out the real winner following Monday night's ...
Mourinho Hails 'Amazing' Blues     
Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's 2-0 win at Stoke City on Monday night as an "amazing" performance ...
Aguirre to Hold Press Conference About Game-Fixing Allegations    
The Japanese soccer association (JFA) on Monday confirmed that head coach Javier Aguirre, who was recently ...
Hummels Slams BVB's 'Rubbish' Away Record     
Manchester United target Mats Hummels has described Borussia Dortmund's first half of the season as "rubbish," ...
Fergie Hails Carrick, Rooney, RVP, De Gea    
Alex Ferguson thinks Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and David De Gea have enough ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives