Thierry Henry returns to Red Bulls from BBC World Cup duties

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU, EMPIRE OF SOCCER

The New York Red Bulls are getting set to continue their MLS season this week, and captain Thierry Henry has arrived just in time for the festivities.

The legendary striker is back in training with the club, putting an end to speculation over the length of his World Cup stay.

Henry joined BBC’s coverage for the World Cup alongside presenter Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville, Alan Hansen and several others. The Red Bull captain has been hailed for his work behind the mic, giving insight to the pressures of the host nation, heralding the return of “total Dutch football,” and of course, displaying his trademark prickliness when tested by co-presenter Robbie Savage about the “physical” play of Arsenal.

Henry even took the time to praise his teammate Tim Cahill on his goal against the Netherlands.

“In terms of beauty, the goal scored by Tim Cahill against the Dutch was the best so far,” he said. “But my kind of goal was the Chile team goal with all the interchange between the players.”

Clearly, Henry has a future on the big screen.

Now, he focuses on the present. The Red Bulls are looking to straighten out their season after a disappointing 4-5-6 start. They take on a Michael Bradley-less Toronto FC this Friday, June 27th at Red Bull Arena.