Thierry Henry Scores Bicycle-Kick Goal, Proves He Still Has Magic Touch (Video)


There’s a reason Thierry Henry is the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer. He can do things like this.

Henry scored both goals in the New York Red Bulls’ 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night, but it was his second that is grabbing headlines around the world.

The veteran forward netted in the 88th minute using a bicycle kick. He had his back to the Impact goal but still managed to strike the ball powerfully and accurately. It is undoubtedly a leading contender for 2013 MLS’ “Goal of the Year” award.

Henry, 35, joined the Red Bulls in 2010 as a “designated player” — a distinction which allows MLS teams to pay star players (like David BeckhamLandon Donovan and Denilson) wages which exceed the salary cap. The former Arsenal and Barcelona star’s $4.4 million salary tops MLS. It’s not hard to see why.

Watch Henry’s wonder-goal in the video below.

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Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Thierry Henry

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