MLS players honored to have played with and against Henry

Thierry Henry officially announced Monday morning that he's leaving the New York Red Bulls after five MLS seasons.

Henry, who refused to say more than congratulations to New England after the Revs won their Eastern Conference final series with the Red Bulls, made his announcement via his Facebook page.

I am taking this opportunity to announce that unfortunately Saturday was my last game for the New York Red Bulls. The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract and although that was never going to change, I didn't want it to distract from the progress of the team.

I have immensely enjoyed my four and half years here and would like to thank everyone involved with this club who has made my time here so enjoyable.

Thanks must go particularly to Erik Soler, Hans Backe, Gerard Houllier, Andy Roxburgh, Mike Petke, all my team mates, the technical staff, medical staff, all the personnel who work for the Red Bull organisation, the MLS and of course the owner Mr Mateschitz whose vision and passion brought me to this wonderful city.

A special mention must go to the Red Bull fans who have supported this team through the good, the bad and the ugly times in the sun, rain and snow. You guys have really meant a lot to me and thank you for all your wonderful support.

I will now take the next few weeks to reflect and decide on the next chapter of my career.

Thank you all

Thierry Henry


The 37-year-old Frenchman leaves the Red Bulls as the all-time leader in assists with 42 and is second all-time in scoring with 51 goals. He helped New York secure its first major hardware in franchise history as well, leading the team to the Supporter's Shield in 2013.

There has been speculation about Henry's post-MLS plans as he could return to Arsenal, the club at which he played for many years and most recently played on loan in 2012, as a player or player-coach for the remainder of the English Premier League season after its transfer window reopens in January.





2 comments about "MLS players honored to have played with and against Henry".
  1. Miguel Dedo, December 2, 2014 at 9:50 a.m.

    Everything in his MLS career became him, his mode of leaving it affords us another opportunity to lend him praise.
    (acknowledging an assist from Wm Shakespeare, Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4)

  2. Bud Freeman, December 4, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

    Enjoyed your unselfish play very much... Best wishes in your future endeavors!

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