Henry likely to make MLS debut in Houston
Major League Soccer’s newest international star, French
forward Thierry Henry, is scheduled to make his league debut in Houston on July
31 when the Houston Dynamo host the New York Red Bulls, it was announced today.
The signing of Henry, a prolific scorer for the French
national team and several high-powered European clubs, was announced today by
the Red Bulls. Houston will host New York on Saturday,
July 31, at Robertson Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the match are available
at HoustonDynamo.com or by calling (713) 276-7500.
A special ticket package including tickets for the 2010
AT&T MLS All-Star Game and the New York Red Bulls match is also available for
just $30 per person. The package requires the purchase of at least four seats
and is only available by calling (713) 276-7500.
The former FC Barcelona, Arsenal, Juventus FC and AS Monaco
striker known for his sublime technical ability, sharp acumen, and nose for
goal most recently represented France in the World Cup for a record fourth
time. Henry, a member of the 1998 World Cup-winning side and leading scorer,
has scored a national-record 51 goals and earned 123 caps for his country.
Henry also helped France
win the 2000 European Championship and the 2003 Confederations Cup.
Famous for his trademark No. 14 jersey, Henry most recently played for FC Barcelona,
where he scored 49 goals and had a successful stint with the Catalan side. In
his first season, Henry was the top scorer and led the team with 19 goals. A
year later he went one better, not only scoring 26 goals, but being an integral
part of the squad that went on to win six championships: the UEFA Champions
League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA
Club World Cup.
Prior to joining FC Barcelona, Henry played for London-based club Arsenal FC.
Henry rose to legendary status with the Gunners, becoming the club’s all-time
leading scorer with 226 goals from 1999-2007. The French marksman was the top
scorer in the English Premiership (2002, 2004-06) a record four times and
helped his club win the Premiership championship in 2002 and 2004. Now 32,
Henry also helped lead his team to three English FA Cups, and he won the
European Golden Boot in 2004 and 2005.
During Henry’s first season, he recorded 26 goals – an indicator of his future
success with Arsenal. In the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Henry was a runner-up for
the FIFA World Player of the Year and was the first-ever back-to-back winner of
the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Association
Footballer of the Year. In 2005, Henry was given the captain’s armband and
became the club’s all-time goal scorer with a brace against Sparta Prague on
Oct. 17, snapping Ian Wright’s previous record of 185. He again was named the
Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, becoming the only player
to win the award three times.
Tickets for Dynamo games and the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star
Game at Houston’s
Reliant Stadium are available via HoustonDynamo.com or by calling (713)
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that
has won two MLS Cup championships in its first four seasons and represented the
in international competition in four consecutive years. For more information,
log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com
or call (713) 276-7500.