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Thierry Henry was dreaming of MLS as a teenager

29 March 6:28 pm

Thierry Henry was dreaming of MLS as a teenager

By MLSsoccer staff

It wasn't MLSsoccer.com interviewing him after a league loss, so NYRB's Thierry Henry was in a good mood for this Fox Business talk in which he revealed an interesting tidbit.

"It wasn't a business decision [his arrival to MLS]," he said. "Since I was 17 or 18 I said to myself one day I'll come play in MLS and I want to play for a team in New York. I love New York."

He's not lying. We worked out the math to see if this statement was true: He was born on August 17, 1977 which would have made him 18 when MLS celebrated its first kickoff in April 1996.

But since this was a business interview, he contributed an opinion as to why European soccer telecasts enjoy relatively solid ratings in the USA: no competition from other US sports on Saturday mornings.

It's worth sticking around until the very end of this video clip. The co-anchor does her best David Beckham impersonation. Really?