Ex-Arsenal ace Henry not getting involved in NYRB v LA Galaxy war of words

New York Red Bulls skipper Thierry Henry will not get involved in a public spat with his LA Galaxy counterpart Landon Donovan following the weekend’s Conference semi-final first leg.

New York Red Bulls skipper Thierry Henry will not get involved in a public spat with his LA Galaxy counterpart Landon Donovan following the weekend’s Conference semi-final first leg.

At the final whistle of the Galaxy’s 1-0 win, a fracas broke out when Red Bulls defender Rafael Marquez threw the ball at an unsuspecting Donovan with players from both sides then getting involved.

Post-match, Donovan had some choice words for the Red Bulls, describing them as a ‘cheap team’ who have been employing cheap acts all season.

But Henry preferred not to talk about things Donovan said and is only focusing on the return bout at The Home Depot Center on Thursday.

“Nothing to say. Let’s concentrate on the game that’s coming,’’ said Henry.

Asked if he was offended by Donovan’s comments, Henry said: “Not at all. They’re a great side. The only thing that I will agree with him is the best team won on the day, and that’s the way it is. And that’s where it should stay.’’

And Henry feels that the American press contributed to the red card given to Marquez for his petulant act at the end of the contest at Red Bull Arena.

“It’s not a disappointment. You guys make a big deal out of nothing,’’ added Henry.

“He took a red card, and that’s it. You know how many times some great players - or not-so-great players - didn’t play a game?

“It doesn’t mean you’re going to lose or you’re going to win. That’s the way it is; you deal with it. That’s why you have a squad in the first place, to go through injuries and stuff like that.”

 
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