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).