All sorts of reports have cited sources saying French star Thierry Henry will be joining New York after the World Cup. The Barcelona star — albeit one on the bench for most of this season — has agreed to some sort of pre-contract with the Red Bulls according to some stories.
He’d probably be the second most popular player in Major League Soccer. So what do you think of the move?
Let’s get to the links:
- Here’s my obituary on Walt Daggatt, the man that brought the Sounders to Seattle. It expands on an earlier blog post and adds quotes from local soccer icons Alan Hinton and Jimmy Gabriel.
- Other notes from around the league and country: a Toronto FC player is forced to retire for health reasons way too early, Club America pulled out of an international friendly in Arizona due to the SB 1070 law and, finally, here’s a blog that hinted last week that N.Y. coach Hans Backe was interested in Freddie Ljungberg (I wonder if that was affected by the Henry thing at all).
- Here’s a link to video highlights from all the MLS action from the weekend.
- In USMNT links: camp opened in Princeton with some injury concerns, Bill Clinton is on board with the U.S. World Cup bid, Oguchi Onyewu has offered to play a season without pay at AC Milan and, lastly, here’s a good look at the diverse men’s national team.
- Around the world: Barcelona won another La Liga title, Michael Ballack was injured in Chelsea’s FA Cup final win over Portsmouth and will miss the World Cup.
- In other World Cup news: here’s a TV station that had some issue with the tournament’s location, here’s a look at a Facebook ap in anticipation of the event and one of our news partners looks at the neighborhood impact.
And finally a couple videos to distract you at work.
1. Here’s a really bad miss. I like the open expression of disappointment as play goes on.
2. And, of course, Jozy Altidore’s new SportsCenter ad. I’m definitely a fan.