Henry says the supporters deserve the MLS Cup.
"They've been brilliant,'' Henry told the New York Post. "When you know you haven't lost at home, you don't want to lose the first game today. You always have that edge you hear that tells you want to stay unbeaten at home.
"We know it won't be easy. Columbus is coming, Sporting Kansas City, guys that have to fight right now to get into the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. I can assure you if we play some way we did against Portland, our first defeat won't be far away.
"We want to win it for the fans. They've been suffering for a little while. We know it's not easy to win in New York, but we're going to have a go this year and first off think about making the playoffs, that's the most important thing. But again, don't get it twisted. I want to win the MLS Cup.''