New York Red Bulls superstar Thierry Henry will miss Friday's highly-anticipated match against the Los Angeles Galaxy due to a sprained knee. The club says Henry has been trying to play through the injury since suffering it Sept. 4 vs. Real Salt Lake.
"We spoke to Thierry Monday and we decided that it was the best course of action for his health and for our club to rest him this week," said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. "Despite the attention surrounding this Friday’s match, we did not want to exacerbate Thierry’s current injury that he has been playing and practicing with over the past two weeks. We want to ensure that he is healthy for our final matches as we hope to qualify for the playoffs and make a run towards the MLS Cup. We have no doubt that our game against the Los Angeles Galaxy will be no less exciting with the talent already on the pitch and we are confident that we can earn a positive result."
Even without Henry, the game will have plenty of star power. It will feature four of the League’s top Designated Players: New York’s Juan Pablo Angel and Rafa Marquez and Los Angeles’ David Beckham and Landon Donovan.
-- 'Kudos' to SB Nation's 'The Red Carpet' for the initial report on this.