I’m excited that the Timbers are going to be in MLS next year so I can see him play again. The last time I saw him play in person was Cardiff 2001. That was…unpleasant. My enduring memory of that game was of him missing a couple stellar chances at the end where I was sitting, and then after the game watching Tony Adams basically have to pick him up because he was lying on the field sobbing inconsolably. Granted, he’s had a great career since, but that was a horrible day for him.
As much as I am annoyed at MLS for going after fading European stars, and not trying to develop or serve as a farm system for young untested European/S. American players in an effort to improve its quality of play, I’m glad that Henry is going to be playing here.