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Thierry Henry signs with New York Red Bulls

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2010-07-14

French football star Thierry Henry has been signed by the New York Red Bulls, the team announced Wednesday. The former Barcelona striker will debut with the US club on July 22.

France striker Thierry Henry has signed for New York Red Bulls, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team announced on Wednesday.
 
The Red Bulls said that 32-year-old Henry, who will quit Barcelona, has signed a “multi-year” contract with the club.

Henry will be joining England’s David Beckham and Sweden’s Freddie Ljungberg in taking his career “across the pond”. As with these other European players, Henry will not be restricted by the strict MLS salary cap.

“It is without question that Thierry Henry is one of the most successful and recognisable soccer players over the past 15 years,” said Red Bulls Global Soccer boss Dietmar Beiersdorfer.
 
“We are thrilled that Thierry has decided to come to New York to help the Red Bulls compete for championships this year and for years to come. His international pedigree is second to none and he is a proven winner.”
 
Henry said he was looking forward to the challenge of making sure his new team rises in the MLS.

He said: “This marks an exciting new chapter in my career and life.  It is an honour to play for the New York Red Bulls. I am fully aware of the team’s history and my sole goal during my time here is to help win the club its first championship.”
 

Date created : 2010-07-14

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