Viral Video of the Day: Thierry Henry Scores in MLS with Stunning Volley

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterJuly 19, 2012

Thierry Henry's still got it.

Proof comes in the form of today's B/R Viral Video of the Day. It's a clip that needs little introduction.

The basic facts are these: Henry scored on Wednesday during the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer action.

Simply put, the goal was stunning.

Watch and you'll agree. Henry can still bring the genius after all these years.

In this clip, it's Red Bulls teammate and fellow Frenchman Sebastien Le Toux who provides the cross. Henry brings down the cross-field ball with his chest, and with his second touch, unleashes an unstoppable volley off the far post and into the net.

Yes, unstoppable. This isn't a case of Henry scoring a soft goal against a weak MLS keeper. Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon wouldn't have stopped that shot.

If you're an Arsenal fan, you probably watched that and felt a wistful twinge in your gut. As Gooners, we became accustomed to seeing goals like this one regularly during Henry's eight-year spell with Arsenal (and sort of again last winter when he was on loan).

Some memorable goals that immediately come to mind are Henry's turn and volley against Manchester United in 2000, the outrageous preseason juggle and lob, the back-heel against Charlton, the half-volley laser against West Ham and the mazy dribble against Liverpool.

So yeah, this guy has been doing stuff just like this for a long, long time. But in all fairness, Wednesday's goal ranks right up there.

What do you say, readers? Where does Henry's latest wondergoal rank in his illustrious career?

[video: MLS]


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