So at this point, it has all but been made official that after World Cup completes, Thierry Henry is joining the New York Red Bulls. There are a lot of details that we don't yet know (contract length, contract ammount) but what we do know is that he'll join Juan Pablo Angel as perhaps the most feared front line in the MLS. If Hans decides to keep Salou Ibraham as a starting striker, Henry can some much needed depth to our midfield. He immediately improves this team and that's why he will most likely have a massive contract.
He'll bring a style of soccer that not only improves our team at present time, but having our fast young players learn from him about not only strategy but also basic training methods. He's going to be a great mentor for them and the international experience he brings to the table will definitely help in the locker room.
The organization I feel thinks he will also affect ticket sales. I'm not completely sold on Henry's ability to sell more season tickets. Henry has a well known name internationally but in the NJ/NY (you play in Jersey so I'm listing Jersey first) I don't know how much notoriety he garners. When Beckham arrived in LA, there were a ton of people who weren't soccer fans who would show up to games to see him play. The difference though is that he's an international celebrity. David Beckham is also someone that attracts the attractive girls to games (I hope Henry can do this). I think the team is banking on him filling the stadium with Arsenal and Barcelona fans.
These are the positives. I will post the negatives of Henry joining the team soon.