He was right; it was 3-1.
Much like their previous encounter, the Crew refused to sit back and play the atypical defensive visitors role. An early Milovan Mirosevic goal put New York on their heels, but an unlikely hero would emerge. Rafa Marquez reminded Red Bull fans of the long ball precision that made him so invaluable to the team upon his introduction in 2010. A pinpoint lob from the midfield split Henry past Marshall in the box to knot the match at 1-1 and nullify the Crew’s early threat.
From there on out, it was the Thierry Henry show. Playing a key role in all three of the Red Bulls goals, Henry capped off a majestic night with an unforgettable Olimpico that even managed to impress the Crew into silence.
Once again, the Red Bulls beat the odds to earn another impressive come from behind victory. Here are some lessons learned from last night’s victory: