The rumor mill is working overtime on a story that would see Thierry Henry come to Seattle FC to finish his career. As much as my first reaction was “holy shit that would be cool!” I really hope this doesn’t happen.
I can’t see what kind of impact he’ll have. He’s a washed up old striker, who’s French, who relatively few people know and who would be playing on a team full of wannabes. Did I mention that he’s French? Americans love the French almost as much as the British love the French!
Yes, he’ll be playing against the best pub league defenders the world has ever seen but his once great ability has looked quite lost since he left Arsenal. This isn’t the same Henry who terrorized the opposition defenses during Arsenal’s unbeaten run. Also, his temperament isn’t right for this sort of thing. This is a man who had a hard time playing with Arsenal’s super kids last year, does he really think he has the patience to play with some of the world’s worst players? And what kind of service can he expect? And… never mind, I could go on and on. but I’ll spare you.
It’s a bad move if it’s true.
What the MLS needs is a Flamini on every team not a Beckham on every team. Someone who will be a solid foundation, a team player, highly skilled, super athletic, and act as the engine of the team. THEN bring on Henry.
Too bad it looks like MLS is going the route of the NBA; superstars for superstars sake.