100 MLS games. 44 goals.
Since joining MLS in July 2010, Thierry Henry – a World Cup, European Championship and UEFA Champions League winner and one of the top players over the past two decades – has scored a number of memorable goals as a member of the New York Red Bulls. A total offense player, Henry has also been a playmaker in his time in MLS, notching 31 assists, a mark that is good for third all-time in club history.
We have all of Henry’s 44 regular season goals in this video here but we’ve listed some of our favorites:
His first MLS goal
August 28, 2010: San Jose Earthquakes 0 at New York Red Bulls 2
Dax McCarty found an open Dane Richards down the right flank. Richards played a cross into the box where Henry controlled the ball and fired it in for his first MLS goal.
On the swivel
October 1, 2011: New York Red Bulls 1 at Toronto FC 1
A late corner found Henry, who controlled the ball with the outside of his right foot then swiveled before drilling home a low shot to help New York earn a point.
Henry’s first hat trick
March 31, 2012: Montreal Impact 2 at New York Red Bulls 5
Led by a hat trick from Henry – his first with the team – the Red Bulls won their second game of the 2012 season with a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Impact.
April 28, 2012: New England Revolution 0 at New York Red Bulls 1
New York came out flying offensively, capped by Henry’s delicate lob over Matt Reis off a ball played over the top by left back Connor Lade in the seventh minute.
July 18, 2012: Chicago Fire 0 at New York Red Bulls 1
Thierry Henry broke the scoreless tie in the scorching heat at Red Bull Arena with his magical goal in the 71st minute. Sebastien Le Toux hit a diagonal aerial ball to a streaking Henry, who chested the ball down before hitting a left-footed volley that flew over the outstretched Chicago goalkeeper, struck off the far post and in.
September 15, 2012: Columbus Crew 1 at New York Red Bulls 3
The Frenchman scored twice, including an "Olimpico" goal in second-half stoppage time. Henry curled in a goal directly off a corner kick in the 93rd minute to seal the three points.
September 29, 2012: Toronto FC 1 at New York Red Bulls 4
In stoppage time, with three assists already to his name, Kenny Cooper hit a through ball to Henry, who took one touch and floated it over the Toronto goalkeeper to seal three points.
May 8, 2013: Montreal Impact 1 at New York Red Bulls 2
Henry scored the eventual game-winning goal in thrilling fashion in the 88th minute. Juninho’s corner kick was flicked on by Markus Holgersson towards the back post. Henry was there and hit a bicycle kick, connecting with the ball on his right foot and putting it into the back of the net. It was ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Play that evening.
May 26, 2013: Columbus Crew 2 at New York Red Bulls 2
In the 31st minute, midfielder Tim Cahill hit a long ball towards the top of the Crew box that flew over the Columbus defense and into Henry’s path. Henry chipped it over Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum and into the net.
September 8, 2013: New York Red Bulls 4 at Houston Dynamo 1
Two minutes into the second half, David Carney’s long ball was headed down by Bradley Wright-Phillips to Henry. Henry was able to weave through the defense into the box and slide it in, then did a trademark goal celebration that caused waves on social media. He did it again a week later in scoring his 400th career goal.
For the Supporters’ Shield
October 27, 2013: Chicago Fire 2 at New York Red Bulls 5
On the night when the Red Bulls won the 2013 MLS Supporters’ Shield, Thierry Henry scored in the 24th minute on a pass from Peguy Luyindula to tie the game after New York conceded an early goal. Luyindula sent the ball over the defense to Henry, who played it down off his chest and wasted no time in firing the ball towards net. The ball cracked off the crossbar and over the goal line.
March 15, 2014: Colorado Rapids 1 at New York Red Bulls 1
Henry moved into sole possession of second place in club history in regular season goals in the Red Bulls’ 2014 home opener. New York took the lead in the 57th minute, when midfielder Lloyd Sam had possession on the right wing and played a cross towards the back post that was headed in by a diving Henry. Henry capped his goal with a unique “behind the scenes” celebration.
Are there any goals that we missed?