Everyone knows the Red Bulls are hurting, but there was a ray of hope amidst a bevy of injuries that their superstar designated player would forego his "no turf" policy for the team's trip up to Foxboro, Mass, where if all goes well, the team could be sitting at the top of the East.
But, as per some tweets from practice, it doesn't look like Thierry Henry is going to play this weekend, despite training today.
Henry's been off-and-on since he went down in the team's last game against the New England Revolution, where he hurt his hamstring and needed to be helped off the field. After being sidelined four games, he played in the 1-1 draw against Chivas USA, but didn't play against the Chicago Fire, even after the international break, or against the Vancouver Whitecaps. He came on late in the win over D.C. United and played the full 90 against Toronto FC last weekend.
There's a hint of hypocrisy that no one is fuming over Henry sitting out games they way they are for Rafael Marquez, but we all know Henry's conditions, and one of those is no turf. But as long as the Frenchman keeps putting the ball in the back of the net, we can keep heaping praise on the striker. And as long as Marquez is seen jogging after the play, we can keep heaping derision on the defensive player.