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Henry to leave Barcelona

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In a move that makes his arrival to MLS even more likely, French striker Thierry Henry has reached an agreement with his current club Barcelona that allows him to part ways with the Spanish side.

According to Sky Sports, the 32-year-old has agreed part ways with the club he joined from Arsenal in 2007. Henry had fallen out of favor with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola earlier this year, not to mention the club adding David Villa already this summer.

This development is one of the last obstacles to fall to make Henry's long-rumored move to the New York Red Bulls a reality, as he can move without compensation. Henry is coming off France's miserable World Cup performance, making two substitute appearances as Les Bleus crashed out in the group stages without winning a game.

What do you think of this news? Think it's only a matter of time before the announcement is official?

Share your thoughts below.

66 comments
  • Colin

    As a Kiwi and Galaxy fan, Smeltz to the Galaxy would be awesome. Follow in the footsteps of Elliott.

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  • tommy w

    I love (sarcasm) the “he better get up for it” debate. Every time a team signs a player it’s only natural to say “he better get up for it”. The bottom line to me is: if he’s on the field helping our team getting positive results, and hopefully bringing us some silverware, then I’m a happy fan.

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  • Joamiq

    I’m confused. You are suggesting that he is at fault for not playing much in the World Cup. Was he supposed to place himself in the game? Are you familiar with Raymond Domenech?

    Also, his name is Henry. And he doesn’t really need to get up to play a mid-August match in front of 9,000 people in Kansas City. He could score a brace sitting down.

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  • Rastafari- SBI herbsman

    If SSFC can unload Ljunberg to the Timbers I might just go up top the Condo and yell SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sonicdeathmonkey

    I’m not sure I would categorize a 50% increase in attendance over last year as “lackluster”. They rank sixth in the league. What the hell else do you want? Considering all the awful years the Metrostars/RedBulls have produced on the field, I think averaging well over 16k with half the season to go is outstanding.

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  • AQK

    He turned down West Ham to come to NYRB.
    No one can say it is for any reason but the money.

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  • jmcmd

    As a NYRB season ticket holder, I’m wxcited to see this happen. Anything that raises the level of play on the field and the visibility of MLS should be embraced. One of the big hurdles MLS has to overcome if it wants to be taken seriously in an international context is to be able to win club games away from the US. Getting players of this caliber in the league with UEFA CL experience will help achieve this. With all resect to Angel, Henry would finally be the star that NY has needed to fill the stands.

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  • jonathan

    He better bring it if he comes??? Puhleeeeease we’re lucky if he comes just for a vacation. MLS needs Henry, Henry don’t need MLS capish??? haha, I love it, american fans making demands to one of the best footballers of this generation… Hilarious!!

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  • Keith G.

    Henry to the Red Bulls will be amazing and he will help the club finally win the MLS Cup. I do wish that Michael Ballack would have come to the Red Bulls, that would have made the team the best in the league. Now that Ballack is going to Bayer Leverkusen, I would have to say that I would like to see the team go out and get another world class midfielder that can distribute the ball and also score.

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  • DECO

    HENRY COME TO RED BULLS SOUND GOOD, I WONDER IF HE WOULD GET USE TO MLS LIFE, WITH HARDLY ANY CAMERA IN HIM FACE, MLS NEED MORE FORIGN PLAY IN THE LEAGUE SO THE LEVEL OF THE BALL GAME GET HIGH LIKE IN EUROPE, AMERICAN PLAY PLAYING AGAIN OTHER DAY IN AND DAY OUT NOT GONNA REALLY NOT GONNA REALLY RISE THERE GAME,

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  • Dan

    True Rekro,but if you follow NYRB as I have, he (Henry) won’t be the best player on the team, with Lindpere and/or Ubiparipovic go so go NYRB. A player can have skill and finish, but if he doesn’t get the ball it isn’t worth a dime.

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  • Dan

    My real knock is why did NYRB signs Ibrahim to such a big contract if they new the potential in the market, with their super draft picks and the possibility of henry?

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