Come Sunday afternoon, Red Bull Arena certainly won't be short of star power.
Fresh off a 4-1 win midweek over Philadelphia, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the Los Angeles Galaxy will try to make it 2-for-2 on their East Coast swing with a win over Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill and the New York Red Bulls.
South Africa 2010. No matter where you were in the world, when American soccer fans saw Landon Donovan's strike hit the back of the net, beer went errrrrvrywhere. The pubs erupted with World Cup joy. Lucky for us we don't have to wait four years for an equalizing moment. Major League Soccer is jam-packed with amazing strikes, goals, headers, and golazos.
The New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 tonight in front of 16,440 rain-soaked fans at Gillette, Diego Fagundez with the Revs goal and Lloyd Sam with the Red Bulls goal. The draw leaves New England with a record of 2-4-4 for 10 points and New York at 6-4-2 for 21 points.
After Wednesday's disappointing home lose to Real Salt Lake, Revs coach made a couple of changes bringing in Cisse and Imbongo in their familiar 4-1-4-1 formation.
The MLS Play of the Week ballot has been filled out and thanks to a goal and assist against the Chicago Fire gives Houston midfielder Brad Davis the Week 7 honors.
Davis helped set up the first Houston goal when he sent in a nice ball to Will Bruin. Davis then slotted home the game-winner in the last 10 minutes of the match to give Houston their 35thconsecutive unbeaten result at home.
It's about time New York posted a victory, thanks in large part to Thierry Henry's ridiculous first touch and lightning second. That was prettier than one of them fancy upside-down apple pies. - Greg Seltzer
Thierry Henry is The King! He's a magician and the best player that our League has ever had (sorry Becks). What else can be said? His two goals were enough to win this game and the second of those two goals was certainly worth the price of an RBNY season ticket. The great Dan Dickinson has a fantastic match report, with the Good & the Bad and some great quotes from the players after the game.
Normally, an inconsistent team in MLS is generally the kind of side you want to pick on a little bit. After all, inconsistent teams shouldn't travel well given their lack of confidence and/or continuity, right? So, for example, when a team loses to a New York Red Bulls team that could only call on Thierry Henry for the last half-hour, or drops points at home to Toronto FC, you start thinking that this is the kind of team D.
For the second year in a row, Sporting KC gets to make a "fun" two game road trip going from one coast to the other. Last year Sporting played Seattle to a 1-1 draw before getting beat by Philadelphia 4-0 on a Wednesday/Saturday road trip that saw them on both coasts in a 4 days span. KC gets to do that again this year starting tomorrow in New York.
Thierry Henry (right) and Jamison Olave scored seven minutes apart late in the first half to propel New York Red Bull to a 2-0 win last night over D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Photo: Martin Fernandez.
A bad game away to Sporting Kansas City is understandable, and was nothing to fret about. This performance at home, against the New York Red Bulls, however? Well, this is a bit more worrying, and looking like part of a pattern. D.C. United didn't appear to benefit from a week off at all and were poor in a 2-0 loss to their biggest rivals at RFK Stadium.
For most of the match, the injury-depleted San Jose Earthquakes looked nothing like the team that won the Supporters' Shield and scored by far the most goals in Major League Soccer last year. The final few minutes and stoppage time [...]
Thierry Henry scored twice in New York's 2-1 win over Montreal and his second goal wasn't what you would expect from a 35-year-old in the twilight of his career. With New York up 1-0 in the 88th minute, Juninho's corner kick was headed back to Henry, who flung his feet into the air to score from just inside the six-yard box.
With a slew of great games to choose from, this week we're going with a theme for the recap. Three teams asserted power with their wins this weekend and made it clear that we should be paying serious attention to them (in case we weren't already). The Games Toronto FC 1-2 New York Red Bulls Against the Red Bulls, Toronto gave up yet another late goal, which this time meant a loss instead of a draw.
Arsenal have had their fair share of terrific players over the years. Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, the list goes on and on. Current players like Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere look like they will be included on this list before their time at Arsenal is done.
Robin Van Persie left Arsenal for Manchester United because his biological clock was ticking, according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman compared his former star striker to a 39-year-old woman who wants her first baby. And he seemed to acknowledge that RVP had to leave in order to fulfil his ambition of winning the [.
Liverpool might want to move fast if they want to sign their non-league trialist Daniel Carr. Reports suggest that Premier League rivals Chelsea are ready to hijack the Reds' move for Carr. If Arsenal join the race too that could put Brendan Rodgers' side out of the running completely. That's because Dulwich Hamlet striker Carr [.
Captain Carroll says Union midfield need to be better to get a result in New York. Henry is day-to-day. Donovan wants back in the national team. Fox Soccer to be replaced by new "comedy focused" channel. More.
Although the PFA Player of the Year Award won't be officially announced until Sunday night,The Sunnewspaper is reporting that Gareth Bale has won the award and has achieved the honor of winning it for the second time alongside other two-time winners Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe helped create a few opportunities on the attack, but it wasn't enough in a 4-1 Revolution loss against the Red Bulls on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)
The Revs played their best game of the season on Saturday. Unfortunately, when a given team (the Red Bulls) has a given player on the field (Thierry Henry) who is a class above anyone else and is playing well, that team is a lot likelier than their opponent to win.