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Ex-Arsenal, Barcelona star Henry joins New York Red Bull

New York Red Bull have made arguably the biggest coup in recent MLS history, signing striker Thierry Henry from Barcelona. The former Arsenal star and current France international was finally announced as the Red Bulls next Designated Player on July 14, which is Bastille Day in his homeland, but an official unveiling will be held on Thursday the 15th.

Henry was excited about the next chapter in his brilliant career which has seen him win the World Cup, English Premiership, Spanish La Liga and UEFA Champions League.

"This marks an exciting new chapter in my career and life," Henry said in a release. "It is an honor to play for the New York Red Bulls. I am fully aware of the team's history and my sole goal during my time here is to help win the club its first championship. Knowing Red Bull's significant commitment to soccer locally and internationally, I am confident that my teammates and I will succeed."

NYRB's head of soccer, Dietmar Beiersdorfer, said the signing of Henry was a major coup for the MLS club.

"It is without question that Thierry Henry is one of the most successful and recognizable soccer players over the past 15 years," he said in a release. "We are thrilled that Thierry has decided to come to New York to help the Red Bulls compete for championships this year and for years to come. His international pedigree is second to none and he is a proven winner."

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