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 The Thierry Henry era in Major League Soccer will officially begin tonight in Houston.

The French star will make his MLS debut tonight when the New York Red Bulls take on the Houston Dynamo. Henry is slated to start and will look to build on his impressive club debut last week.

Today's soccer schedule features seven MLS matches, including New England's first visit to PPL Park to take on the Philadelphia Union.

MLS isn't the only action on tap today. European friendlies also fill out the schedule, including an enticing Arsenal-AC Milan clash.

If you will be watching today's matches, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):


8:55am- GolTV- Celtic vs. Lyon (Emirates Cup)

11am- GolTV- Arsenal vs. AC Milan (Emirates Cup)

3:30pm- Direct Kick- Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

4pm- Direct Kick- Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas

5:30pm- GolTV- Sao Paulo vs. Ceara

6pm- Galavision- Queretaro vs. vs. Atlas

6pm- Azteca America/ESPN Deportes- Cruz Azul vs. Atlante

6pm- Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Tecos

7:30pm- GolTV- Cali vs. Nacional

8pm- Deportes- Inter Milan vs. Manchester City

8pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. UNAM Pumas

8pm- FSE- Veracruz vs. Correcaminos

8:30pm- MSG- New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Kansas City Wizards vs. Toronto FC

9pm- Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United

9:30pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Cortulua

10pm- Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders

10:30pm- Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew




  1. So Manchester United & Inter Milan remain dominant & provided attractive football, & Man City & AC Milan are still difficult to watch. More of the same.

  2. I am watching the W-league final and just saw one of the best goals of the day. Buffalo scored an equalizer that looks like the 4th Brazil goal against Italy in the 1970 WC. Way to go Buffalo.

  3. I like what NY did throughout the game but I thought they lacked urgency on attack in the last 20 minutes or so. It looked like they were protecting their 2-1 lead and didn’t go for the extra goal for security, although, they had the chance to do so. It came back to hurt them with the equalizer that made it look like a loss.

  4. Wow NYRB is gonna being a problem for the rest of the year….. there were so many flashes….

    ALL of the TEAMS in MLS better start thanking NYRB because MLS is def gonna get an improved TV contract

  5. Unfortunate that Henry’s first game is marred by terrible officiating favoring Houston.

    Also…. Henry was just attacked at center circle by fans. Fire your security Houston.

  6. As a Philly fan but someone who’s player goal, I have to say that yeah, I’m losing my patience with Seitz. He’s got talent and a bright future to be sure, but there are only so many games where you cost your team 2 or 3 points due to soft goals before it gets in your head and it forces your coach to look for other options. Manuel Almunia aside, when top flight keepers make those mistakes they get benched or traded pretty quickly.

    I say one more unsteady performance and both he and Arrieta should keep a bag packed by the front door.

  7. Either the Houston defense is giving too much respect for Henry or he’s just that good dribbling past people and runnning half the field unchallenged.

  8. Very fun game. Don’t fault Houston for not stopping play before the first penalty although I can call them scumbags for it. Thought the ref should have stopped it. Odd red card. That penalty miss made me happy.

  9. I am Dynamo fan thru and thru, but Lovell made contact with Mendes’ leg. Despite that I think it was a yellow, and not a red. That was brash.

  10. Wow. This ref is struggling. First he missed what maybe should have been a whistle if not a card against Houston in the buildup to their penalty goal…and then this straight red for a shoulder challenge?

  11. I would like to hear insight from him, and I just hear a play by play of what I see on the replay.

    That and his staccato, yet monotone, vocal patterns stir epileptic seizures in me.

    I’m much better now, thanks.

  12. Union didn’t dominate that game, in fact both teams had 10 shots and 6 shots on goal and possession was about 50/50.

    I can’t blame Chris Seitz for that goal, if you saw the side view the ball took a very odd bounce, it must have hit a bump or something.

    Nevertheless Marko Perovic who has scored 4 goals and 1 assist in the last 5 games is playing like a star.

  13. Always puzzles me why people don’t like Shep. Other than the thick Bronx accent, I find him a pretty good commentator.


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