If Henry leaves Barcelona, could MLS be next?

If Henry leaves Barcelona, could MLS be next?

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If Henry leaves Barcelona, could MLS be next?

Thierry Henry 1 (AP) 

Thierry Henry is enjoying a significantly better second season with FC Barcelona than first season, but that doesn't look like it will be enough to keep him around for a third.

There are rampant reports that the French striker will be sold by Barcelona this summerto make room for the acquisition of either Franck Ribery or Yoan Gourcuff, with Henry being linked to a possible return to England.

Manchester City has already been mentioned as a destination, but Henry has stated in the past that he would never play for another team in the EPL other than Arsenal. If he stands by that, and Arsenal isn't an option, then where might he go?

He just might wind up in MLS. Why MLS? Henry has stated repeatedly that he would like to play in the United States and this summer he could find two teams that have the resources to bring him in.

The Los Angeles Galaxy stands poised to lose both David Beckham and Landon Donovan. If both players are sold, the Galaxy would be left with an eight-figure pile of transfer revenue it could use to lure Henry to Los Angeles.

Another very strong possibility is Henry joining the New York Red Bulls. Why New York? Aside from being Henry's favorite city in America, the Red Bulls have a Designated Player slot available and the cash to make the deal happen. They also have a stadium opening in 2010 that could use the type of boost that Henry can provide.

Henry had been mentioned as a possible option for a Barcelona Miami MLS expansion team, but given Henry's experience in Barcelona, that should be considered a remote option at best.

What do you think? Where would you like to see Henry wind up if he leaves FC Barcelona?

Which option did you pick, and why? Share your thoughts on Henry's future in the comments section below.

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