While the New York Red Bulls are refusing to say whether Thierry Henry will join the MLS next week, NBA star and friend Steve Nash says the French striker has decided to play for the team.
The Red Bulls announced Friday that they would be holding a major press conference Thursday to introduce a top-notch player.
General manager Erik Soler declined to identify the player before Saturday night’s scoreless tie with D.C. United, saying the contract was not completed.
However, Nash was willing to talk about his friend, Henry. The Phoenix Suns guard and part-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps, who will join the MLS next season, says Henry’s move from Barcelona to the Red Bulls is “fantastic.”
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Henry has also played professionally for Monaco (1994-99), Juventus (1999) and Arsenal (1999-2007).
United 0, at Red Bulls 0: Goalkeepers Bouna Coundoul of the Red Bulls and Troy Perkins of United each made one good save in a match that featured just five shots on goal.
At Revolution 2, Galaxy 0: Marko Perovic scored on a free kick and Sainey Nyassi, twin brother of Sanna Nyassi of the Sounders, scored on a rebound, both in the second half, as New England shocked Los Angeles in front of a frenzied crowd of 20,155.
Matt Reis made five saves for the Revolution.
Crew 0, at Dynamo 0: Houston’s Pat Onstad made two saves and Columbus’ William Hesmer made one as the Dynamo and Crew played to a scoreless tie at Robertson Stadium.
Chivas USA 2, at Wizards 0: Justin Braun scored twice in the second half to lift Chivas USA over Kansas City.
Earthquakes 2, at Union 1: Arturo Alvarez scored in the 91st minute to lead San Jose to its first win since May 22.
Fred scored for the Union, which lost for the first time at home this season.
At Toronto FC 1, Rapids 0: Fuad Ibrahim’s second-half marker goal lifted Toronto past Colorado.