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New England defender Farrell: It will be hard to keep NYRB's Henry quiet

New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell admits it will be quite a task trying to hold down Thierry Henry this weekend.

The 22-year old, who missed the second leg of the Eastern Conference semi-final second leg against Columbus Crew, should be fit to take his place in the Revs line-up in the Conference final first leg at the Red Bull Arena on Sunday.

If Farrell is passed fit to play, he will be one of the defensive New England players who will be assigned the task of attempting to keep Arsenal great Henry in-check, which is a job he is certainly up for.

"It's really tough to shut him down," said Farrell.

"Getting on him early, not letting him get in the flow of his game and not letting him get a head of steam is important.

"I want to keep him in front of me and force him to go backwards."

This season, Henry has scored 10 goals and provided 14 assists in another individually successful campaign for the Red Bulls which suggests that Farrell will have his hands full on Sunday.

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