Henry Looks Forward To MLS

Barcelona strike ace Thierry Henry has explained some of the reasons he wants to finish his career in America: NBA basketball and more public anonymity.

The France superstar will look forward to the chance to see friend Tony Parker play in person on a regular basis, but it is the full stateside experience that he is really after.

“Since I was young, I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted live there,” Henry told Sports Illustrated. “Some players want to finish their careers in Australia, the Middle East or back at the club where they started – for me, it’s America.”

“I don’t know when it’s going to happen, I just know I’ve been wanting to do this since I was young.”

“I always go to America when I have down time because I can just chill,” he explained. “When I go to New York, L.A., Miami, it’s still okay.”

“There are always some people who recognize me, who know their soccer, but I can go to the movies any time and have a popcorn and a Pepsi and just sit down and that’s it – when I’m there, I feel relaxed and comfortable.”


  • Thomas George

    Well to me Thiery is a God. He loved his game physical and mentally. Arsenal is my favorite club in the world and when he left i understood perfectly well why he made that decision. Thiery Henry coming to America will be good way to end his career and even improve the MLS. There are lot of talented young players in the MLS and with these guys playing with players like Beckham, Angel, and other has improve their game. There is so much the typical MLS striker can learn from a player like Henry. GO ARSENAL.

  • wolfen

    anything to fill up those seats….’if you built it they will come’. I hope after Henry many others will come to end their careers in the States. Del Piero,Ronaldo,Adriano,Van Neestelroy,Raul,Requelme,Maldini and so on…

  • yoyo

    I heard Veron was close to signing a big deal with DC United.

  • stephen

    why would they want to end they career in the US? Kinda a downgrade if you ask me.

  • Keeeper King

    I really think the U.S. has pretty good shot at growing soccer in America if they learn from the mistakes that the NASL made.