According to MetroFanatic.com, the selfless and invaluable archive of this club's history, Thierry Henry finished his 26th appearance for the New York Red Bulls in the 2014 MLS regular season with 10,044 league minutes played to his name.
That isn't an extraordinary number of matches: it is the equivalent of roughly 112 games (111 and change, if you want to pick nits), or three-and-a-bit seasons (if we consider MLS's current 34-game schedule to represent "a season"). For a club like this one, however, which couldn't even manage to hang on to its name for more than a decade, 10,000 minutes is a landmark.
Only seven players other than Henry have logged 10,000 regular season minutes for RBNY: Mike Petke (14,060), Dane Richards (11,699), Carlos Mendes (11,498), Tony Meola (11,250), Seth Stammler (11,157), Jeff Parke (11,083), and Steve Jolley (10,234).
The group needed a forward, and now it has one of the game's all-time best.
Henry crossed 10,000 minutes in all competitions for RBNY back in July, and he's only about four games away from breaking the 11,000-minute mark in that category. If he sticks around for another season - and plays his customary 2000+ minutes - he'd be almost certain of catching Dane Richards on the all-time, all-competitions and league-only minutes played list, which would make his contribution of time to the team second only to Mike Petke.
How about it, Titi?
You were barely 10 minutes past your 10,000th league minute for the team when you released Roy Miller down the flank to tee up Bradley Wright-Phillips for his third goal against Seattle.
Don't tell us you're slowing down. Seems like you're just getting started.