Team captain. Veteran commander. Designated played. Major League Soccer’s current goal scoring King. Team assist leader.
What didn’t the New York Red Bulls lose when Thierry Henry went down?
As many of you already know, Henry collapsed to the ground like an accordion during the first half of this weekend’s dramatic 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution. Expecting a pass from Mehdi Ballouchy that never came, Henry was forced to pull up and adjust his run. From what it looked like, his mind thought one thing while his body did another. Before you knew it, he was being helped off of the pitch a hobbled mess, clutching his hamstring in pain.
Henry is just the latest in a string of injuries for the Red Bulls that includes Wilman Conde, Teemu Tainio, Roy Miller, Juan Agudelo, Jan Gunnar Solli and Jose Angulo. Add Rafa Marquez’s suspension to the mix, and you get the definition of depletion.
These injuries have all been daunting but Henry surely takes the cake. The team will now face a up to a month with up to five starters out of the lineup. Can New York survive without Henry? Were they doomed before he went down?
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