On Friday, NBCSN (7:30 pm ET) and TSN (2 pm ET) premiered a new episode of the first-year Major League Soccer culture television series, MLS Insider. The above video is episode number 14 of the 2013 season.
Players often say, "To have the respect and recognition of my peers is the highest of compliments." New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry is a player that certainly has the utmost respect of his peers — teammates and opponents alike. From Landon Donovan to Dwayne De Rosario to Tim Cahill, some of the league's biggest names take their turns in this episode, waxing poetic about the man with over 400 career goals to his name.
As well as some of the speaking players relayed their sentiments about the magic of Henry, words often — and this case is no different, as they will admit — fail to fully capture his complete footballing genius.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz might not be saving many shots these days (22 save in seven starts in 2013), but his greatest save came towards the end of the 2012 season and cost him the remainder of that year. "Saving Shots, Saving Lives" tells the story of Seitz's immense sacrifice that put into question the remainder of his playing career, all to save the life of a man he didn't know.
The California Clasico is arguably the hottest rivalry in all of MLS, according to many that have played on either side of the SoCal-versus-NoCal battle, or both sides in some cases. As the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes played to a 0-0 draw with so many playoff implications at stake on Sunday night, MLS Insider featuring the Cali Clasico is as timely as ever.
As always, the entire series of MLS Insider is available right here on MLSsoccer.com.