Thierry Henry becomes first player to reach 40 goals and 40 assists for New York Red Bulls

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

With thanks to Metrofanatic.com's magnificent archive of team statistics, Titi has passed another milestone on his way to wherever his RBNY journey ends...

If this is Thierry Henry's last season for the New York Red Bulls, he is certainly leaving us a lot of mementos. Not just keepsake highlights, but he's been inking his name in the team's record books with increasing regularity.

In case you missed it, he's second on the RBNY all-time goal-scoring list, and he's the team's all-time assist leader. Sometime soon he will become just the tenth player in Red Bull/MetroStar history to play 10,000 competitive minutes for the team.

This week, he made the assist record entirely his own (he had been sharing it with Amado Guevara and Tab Ramos) by setting up RBNY's consolation goal in the 3-1 loss to Philadelphia Union.


And that assist also makes Titi the inaugural member of RBNY's 40-40 club: 40 goals (he has 46 so far for the Red Bulls) and 40 assists.

It is a modest record in the larger context of MLS. To really make an impression on the league's statistics, you need to rack up more than 100 goals and 100 assists (Landon Donovan being perhaps the best known of that quite exclusive club).

But RBNY has never had a player hit the 40-40 milestone before (Guevara stopped his work for New York just short: 39 goals and 39 assists).

Henry isn't like to get any company in his new club for a while. The closest active player to his goal-scoring tally is Bradley Wright-Phillips, who now has 18 to his name for RBNY. But BWP hasn't done much in the other column: he has just one assist for the team to date.

Tim Cahill, Dax McCarty and Roy Miller have broached double-figures for assists in their time with RBNY. But it doesn't seem likely that McCarty (eight goals in 105 appearances) or Miller (0 goals in 117 games) will hit the 40-goal mark.

Of the current crop of players, Cahill seems perhaps to have the best shot at joining Titi's club, but he's got a long way to go. He's got 14 goals and 10 assists from 54 appearances. Lloyd Sam has scored eight and set up nine in 51 games.

So Titi's on his own in RBNY's 40-40 club for the foreseeable future.

It's all yours, captain. Make yourself comfortable - and maybe hang around a while longer?

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