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You'll never believe where Thierry Henry showed up vs DC United

Don't buy the hype: the Henry effect is real...

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You might have watched Sunday's home win for the New York Red Bulls and thought perhaps the team was showing signs of not suffering too greatly from the absence of club legend, global soccer superstar and friend to angry cats, Thierry Henry.

You might have watched Bradley Wright-Phillips score an extraordinarily good goal with the sort of ostensibly casual control and unwavering focus that #14 used to bring to the Arena. And you might have watched BWP dropping deep to collect the ball, turning to run at the back line, scouting his passing options and releasing his chosen target with a well-weighted pass and thought maybe Jesse Marsch's theory that the most prolific single-season goal scorer this club has ever seen could play the Henry lead-and-create-from-the-front role wasn't as half-baked as you I originally imagined.

Maybe you thought the game and BWP's performance was a rebuke to the naysayers who snubbed the man's 27-goal season with the theory he was a flash-in-the-pan player surfing the wave of Thierry Henry's genius.

You would be wrong. Once A Metro's Ghost Hunting department, Lester Townsend and Rob Usry, has re-examined the footage of the DC game. Using a combination of Mr. Townsend's superlative intuition and Mr. Usry's remarkable ability to enhance video, the pair have not just identified the true hero of RBNY's first home win of the 2015 season, but also made him visible to you.

Henry's Ghost: 1st appearance of the season

Henry's Ghost, readers. He is real. And he walks among us. May your cats be angry and your shots always on target.