The Red Bulls Thierry Henry scored against the Colorado Rapids and then shot his own goal celebration. Henry becomes the director as he spins around the camera towards the Red Bull fans. Oh how he’s missed in the MLS these days. But soon enough he’ll be on the sidelines at least, as he’s now manager of the Montreal Impact.
The New York Red Bulls just might be a soccer team to keep an eye on as well. Perhaps when the Red Bulls face off against Thierry Henry and the Montreal Impact will be an even more enticing soccer game to watch. That match up should be a fun one to watch even more so now that Henry’s leading the opposing team.
Here’s New York Red Bull Thierry Henry Header: Director’s Cut. He brought skill and talent and joy to the game.
Here’s what Henry said about the skill level in the MLS and winning. Will Henry go down in MLS soccer history as one of the best to play in the league? YES.
As I said, that’s you saying that. I don’t know. You can say maybe sometimes it’s about not understanding the game, but people can control the ball and cross the ball. I’ve also seen guys in Europe mis-control and mis-cross the ball. I don’t know about the youth here, but in France I can tell you at a young age it’s about learning about the basics of the game. That’s what you do. You live and breathe the basics of the game. We have an idea that it’s about style, about doing it the right way. And at the end of the day it’s about winning. If you can be fancy, be fancy, but if you can’t you gotta win. It starts with the youth. That’s it.
Henry has made the most of the pandemic induced lock down as best he could.
“Taking care of myself is something you forget as a player or coach, you give your time to everyone,” he told UEFA.
“I took some time for myself, if I can say in a selfish way, but it’s important we all once again become human – the virus has reminded us what it is to be human, what it is to be together, respectful.
“Generally, since I stopped playing, I passed my badges straight away so I’ve been busy and then I worked on TV, but you know what – taking time for myself [is what he’s been doing in lockdown].
“I didn’t do that for a long time. People will say, ‘that’s not great,’ and I know it’s not, but for me it was priceless.”
The Impact versus Red Bulls matchup will have to wait though. In the MLSisBack tournament the Red Bulls will play Atlanta United, FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew in next month’s tournament games.
“It was a really exciting day at the facility today, it was a buzz for sure. First day back to first-team training. It was days and months that the guys competed in close contact.” Armas said. “The energy was very high and imagine around the league that news is big.”
The NY Red Bulls are celebrating 26 years as a club.
It’s been ⓶⓺ years since our club was announced.
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) June 15, 2020
Some club history right here.
March 9 – Red Bull Company GmbH, producer of Red Bull Energy Drink, finalize an agreement with Major League Soccer to purchase the MetroStars from AEG and rename the team the “New York Red Bulls.”
April 2 – In the inaugural match as the New York Red Bulls, the Red Bulls tie D.C. United 2-2 at RFK stadium in Washington D.C. Youri Djorkaeff scored the first goal in Red Bulls history on a brilliant free kick from 30 yards out.
April 8 – Over 35,000 fans come to Giants Stadium to see the first home outing for the Red Bulls against the New England Revolution. With Shakira and Wyclef Jean performing at halftime, the game resulted in a scoreless tie.
July 18 – Red Bull New York hires former U.S. Men’s National Team Manager Bruce Arena. Arena, the most successful coach in U.S. Men’s Soccer history, will serve as the team’s Sporting Director and Head Coach. Before his eight-year tenure with the national team, Arena was the head coach for D.C. United, leading them to the MLS Cup in 1996 and 1997, and head coach at the University of Virginia, where he led the Cavaliers to five national titles.
Aug. 12 – Head coach Bruce Arena makes his debut with the Red Bulls against two-time reigning FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho and his club FC Barcelona, champions of the Spanish La Liga, in a 4-1 loss. The game marked the largest crowd for both a New York and MLS game at Giants Stadium (79,002).