Arsenal legend Thierry Henry picks up second scandalous red card of the season (Sporting Kansas City-New York Red Bulls)
Thierry Henry has had a terrific season in the MLS, hist first full campaign in New York since starring for the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona in Europe.
The Frenchman has scored 14 goals in the MLS in 2011 but looks unlikely to finish as top goal scorer overall, he is tied with Dwayne De Rosario and Chris Wondolowski, as the New York Red Bulls face an uphill task to reach the play-offs.
The former Arsenal striker was sent off in June against the Portland Timbers in what looked a very harsh decision at the time – article and video here.
On Saturday night, Henry was shown a straight red card at Sporting Kansas City after a collision with Roger Espinoza, in a match New York Red Bulls would go on to lose 2-0. His incredulous reaction to the decision says much about the incident.
This leaves New York going into their final game of the regular season, on Thursday against Philadelphia Union, looking to win and needing Chicago Fire to beat or draw with DC United, without their talisman Henry.
Incredibly, Henry did not receive a red card during spells in Europe with Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal and Barcelona, yet has picked up two in just five months in the MLS.