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I stayed late to watch a bit of the USL match and Robles was still signing autographs and taking pictures 35 minutes after the match. They didn't have players like this before.

 

When they played at Giants Stadium, I remember Brad Davis signing autographs near the corner flag and security was yelling at him that he had to leave the field. Other than a few players throwing arm bands and an occasional jersey to supporter groups, that's all you saw from previous players. The closeness of the fans to the field obviously plays a large part. 

 

Meola is a douche who didn't do anything extra without getting paid. He had a chance to give back to the community and did nothing. 

 

 Henry was a good teammate, but the team's been closer since he left.

 

I don't miss him one bit. 

 

The look of disdain regarding his teammates lack of ability to provide him with a pinpoint pass? The hands-up "Im not offside" he was good for at least twice a match? The dissapearing acts in the playoffs (a PK encroachment that knocks them out). Pouting on the field for large parts of a match?

 

The guy was obviously a stud at Arsenal and the National Team and we was good for a killer pass or two a game for the Red Bulls, but his act got tired fast (I know, it's not popular to say that even though it's true).  



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I don't miss him one bit. 

 

The look of disdain regarding his teammates lack of ability to provide him with a pinpoint pass? The hands-up "Im not offside" he was good for at least twice a match? The dissapearing acts in the playoffs (a PK encroachment that knocks them out). Pouting on the field for large parts of a match?

 

The guy was obviously a stud at Arsenal and the National Team and we was good for a killer pass or two a game for the Red Bulls, but his act got tired fast (I know, it's not popular to say that even though it's true).  

I have no idea what matches you were watching. A killer pass or two a game? Really? That's it? 


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Anyone who can disparage Henry (who is only the greatest player in the history of the league and it's not even close) must've inherited Rob Ford's crack stash. I remember his last year where it was literally comedy to see how many golden chances he would create out of nothing every game. We were privileged to have had the chance to see him play for our club.

I'd be curious to see what his teammates thought.  From the outside looking in, he seems like a player who not only has great talent, but who also works very hard and wants everyone else to live up to his high standards.  I could see that rubbing some the wrong way, but I would think most of them got that he was the man for a reason.

 

plus the whole Metro armband thing


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I'd be curious to see what his teammates thought.  From the outside looking in, he seems like a player who not only has great talent, but who also works very hard and wants everyone else to live up to his high standards.  I could see that rubbing some the wrong way, but I would think most of them got that he was the man for a reason.

 

plus the whole Metro armband thing

Lade always talks how Henry's encouragement helped him. There are other examples. He also helped install a winning mentality. There are many quotes through the years about that.


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I have no idea what matches you were watching. A killer pass or two a game? Really? That's it? 


Seriously. Absolutely delusional to say Henry only did 1 or 2 good things a game and couldn't be further from the truth.

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Lade always talks how Henry's encouragement helped him. There are other examples. He also helped install a winning mentality. There are many quotes through the years about that.

I would guess Lade the only player that worked harder than Henry.

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Lade always talks how Henry's encouragement helped him. There are other examples. He also helped install a winning mentality. There are many quotes through the years about that.

Lade I knew about.  If I was in his situation there would a framed notarized copy of what Henry said in every room of my house. 


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I'd be curious to see what his teammates thought.  From the outside looking in, he seems like a player who not only has great talent, but who also works very hard and wants everyone else to live up to his high standards.  I could see that rubbing some the wrong way, but I would think most of them got that he was the man for a reason.
 
plus the whole Metro armband thing

It was a bit mixed based on several conversations with players I spoke to. Without mentioning names, some players loved his intensity and perfectionist mentality. Others didn't like it as much. One player I talked to said that it was "impossible to have fun" with Henry because he was "hypercompetitive". He also praised him endlessly for how great a player he was.
Another player stated that he helped in practice all the time but didn't understand that not every player had the same understanding of the game that he did. He was the first player to practice and last to leave most times.
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Lade always talks how Henry's encouragement helped him. There are other examples. He also helped install a winning mentality. There are many quotes through the years about that.

Wasn't he also giving Matt help after practice aswell?



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Henry, warts and all, was amazing for this club and established the course that the players/front office/supporters are taking today. He was amazing for this team and this league. For anyone to disparage his contributions is truly delusional. I am honored to have seen this man play for my team and do the amazing things he did.
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(I know, it's not popular to say that even though it's true).  


No, I feel the same way. Look the guy's talents were undeniable, but I never warmed to him. I still can't get past his refusal to play on turf, even in important games. I also remember hearing (though I could be wrong) that he got special treatment on the road (either flew 1st class or got his own hotel rooms). I think there was a reason the team went on the 2013 Shield run after Petke put Henry in his place.



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I still can't get past his refusal to play on turf, even in important games.
 

He played on turf in the most important game of them all, the 2014 semifinal @ NE.


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haha, just got caught in the thread split, very weird. 

 

It was a bit mixed based on several conversations with players I spoke to. Without mentioning names, some players loved his intensity and perfectionist mentality. Others didn't like it as much. One player I talked to said that it was "impossible to have fun" with Henry because he was "hypercompetitive". He also praised him endlessly for how great a player he was.
Another player stated that he helped in practice all the time but didn't understand that not every player had the same understanding of the game that he did. He was the first player to practice and last to leave most times.

This is not at all surprising.


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No, I feel the same way. Look the guy's talents were undeniable, but I never warmed to him. I still can't get past his refusal to play on turf, even in important games. I also remember hearing (though I could be wrong) that he got special treatment on the road (either flew 1st class or got his own hotel rooms). I think there was a reason the team went on the 2013 Shield run after Petke put Henry in his place.
 

If by skipping games on turf he avoided injuries that would have sidelined him more a greater number of games than those played on turf, is it not the correct decision?  Wouldn't a world class professional athlete have a greater appreciation for the tolerances of his body than a fan in the stands drinking beer?






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