Thierry Henry showcases his best for MLS playoffs – reactions
MLS Playoffs – Eastern semifinals leg 1: New York Red Bulls 2-0 DC United
Players react on how 37 yo forward Thierry Henry, France and Arsenal legend, is giving an impact on the Red Bulls run to Championship.
GK Luis Robles
“Today was vintage Thierry. I think everyone that was watching the game – whether they were participating or watching – saw remnants of what he’s been doing for years.
“There was a stretch in that game where I thought it didn’t matter who we played. As long as Thierry’s playing like this and we continue to support him the way he is, we’re going to be difficult to beat.”
MF Dax McCarty
“When No. 14 is feeling in the mood, you can’t stop him. He’s been in the mood the last couple of weeks. He’s, like I said before, as close to unstoppable as there is in this league.”
“Maybe he does know and maybe that’s part of his motivation to make sure that he proves that he’s still pretty damn good. … It’s easy to see that this year, especially, and in this postseason he’s been not only our vocal leader, but also a leader by example and he’s not a guy to take lightly when he’s playing like he is now.
“I think the best example of that is after the last game against Kansas City, he gathered everyone in a huddle after the [2-1 win] and he said, ‘Look, we’re not done. We haven’t accomplished anything yet. This is a grind, the playoffs, and we have a long way to go if we want to have a successful season.’
“To me that’s the mark of a true captain.”