Two assists. But two misses too.
Thierry Henry’s MLS debut against the Houston Dynamo was a mixed affair on Saturday night as the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward set up strike-partner Juan Pablo Angel for a brace but the Frenchman also conspired to miss two point-blank opportunities to open his account Stateside.
Titi’s first error arrived midway through the first half, after a period of consistent pressure from the Red Bulls.
Macoumba Kandji crossed the ball from the right hand side to Henry, who was stationed in the center of the box. Henry manged to steer his effort on target only for keeper Tally Hall to produce a smart stop down to his left, but the chance didnâ€™t end there. Angel collected the rebound and passed it back to Henry, but again the Frenchman blew his chance as he screwed up his angles and horribly missed the open net.
Henry’s second miss came five minutes before the break.
Seth Stammler looped a ball over the touchline to Angel who in turn flicked a perfect header onto Henry. With the Houston backline all at sea, the newest Red Bull had all the time in the world to race goalwards and pick his spot past keeper Hall.
Incredibly Henry failed to even get his shot on target in a poor, poor fluff.
Full match highlightsÂ Houston Dynamo 2 – New York Red Bulls 2 can be seen here.