Playing in torrid conditions, at an unusual time during a weekday and on short rest, Thierry Henry still found a way to snap his scoring drought.
Henry chested down a cross-field pass from Sebastien Le Toux and volleyed a left-footed blast from a tight angle off the far post and in at the 71st-minute mark for the only goal in the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena Wednesday afternoon.
The goal was Henry's 10th of the season but first since April 28. He missed seven of the Red Bulls' 11 games in that time, but he is still tied for third-most goals in the league. The goal also came at a great time for the Red Bulls (10-5-5), who nudged in front of D.C. United and into second place in the Eastern Conference with the win while avenging an earlier loss this season to Chicago (9-7-4).
New York goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, starting his second game in goal in place of the injured Ryan Meara, earned the clean sheet, but it was Brandon Barklage who came up with the save of the game, heading substitute forward Orr Barouch's attempt on goal off the line in the 83rd minute.
Highlights of the match are after the jump: