What happens when you cram more than 25,000 Arsenal and New York Red Bulls fans into one building?
You get a Thierry Henry lovefest, 15 years in the making.
The latest episode of the Emmy-nominated series MLS Insider goes inside the historic international friendly between Arsenal and the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on July 26, when Henry took center stage and got his due as an icon for both franchises. Of course Henry got in on the action – he helped set up the game-winning goal for the Red Bulls in the second half – but it’s just as fun to watch the fans pledge allegiance to their hero, regardless of which jersey he wore on the day.
For more on Henry, check out this MLSsoccer.com archived feature about his love affair with New York City, and here’s another look at that 2013 flipbook illustrating some of the most memorable moments of Henry’s career.
And don’t forget the rest of the MLS Insider series, which you can find here. Past episodes include a look at the excitement surrounding Orlando City’s newest Designated Player, the return to MLS of seven US national team heroes and the rise of Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi from the basement to the big time.