Thierry Henry is one of the reasons for Major League Soccer's rapid incline in recent years.
After David Beckham joined the LA Galaxy back in 2007, Henry became the league's next huge superstar when he decided to join the New York Red Bulls after leaving Barcelona in 2010 to move to North America.
And thus, it is a sad to see the French goalscoring legend leaving the league, after he announced today that he would not be re-signing with the Red Bulls after his contract ran out.
On his Facebook page, Henry wrote that the Eastern Conference championship loss to the New England Patriots would be his last time appearing in the red and white of NYRB.
"I am taking this opportunity to announce that unfortunately Saturday was my last game for the New York Red Bulls. The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract and although that was never going to change, I didn't want it to distract from the progress of the team," the Arsenal legend wrote.
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"I have immensely enjoyed my four and half years here and would like to thank everyone involved with this club who has made my time here so enjoyable...
A special mention must go to the Red Bull fans who have supported this team through the good, the bad and the ugly times in the sun, rain and snow. You guys have really meant a lot to me and thank you for all your wonderful support," the World Cup winner added.
Henry is now 37-years old and his spell in the Big Apple may well be his last in professional football. The striker is good enough to keep on playing - as he has shown this season with his 10 goals and 14 assists - only just missing out on MLS MVP contention.
Despite the fact that he will have boatloads of offers to play from various teams around the globe, Henry has admitted he may well just walk away from the game.
"I will now take the next few weeks to reflect and decide on the next chapter of my career."
If 'Titi' does decide to hang up his boots, then he will do so as one of the best goal-scorers in modern football and the best striker the English Premier League has ever seen.
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