Henry, Marquez cause NYRB’s shirt sales to soar

New York Red Bulls enjoyed a massive rise in shirt sales following the big-name signings of Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez.

New York Red Bulls enjoyed a massive rise in shirt sales following the big-name signings of Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez.

Red Bulls jersey sales jumped 104 percent from 2009 to 2010 and the club increased its ranking from fifth-highest shirt seller to second according to adidas America’s director of soccer, Antonio Zea.

Much of that has to do with the arrivals of the star pairing who joined from Spanish giants Barcelona during the MLS season and the capture of their signatures should increase profits from the TV side of things next year.

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