HARRISON NJ - JULY 15: Thierry Henry speaks to the media during a press conference on July 15 2010 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

Thierry Henry, Red Bull Player: French Star Unveiled As New York's Second Designated Player

Major League Soccer put back into the international spotlight with the acquisition of one of the game's icons. As was confirmed Wednesday by the New York Red Bullls, Thierry Henry is coming to the U.S. Today, Henry was unveiled by his new club.

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Video: Thierry Henry's First Press Conference As Major League Soccer, New York Red Bulls' Player

New York Red Bulls' newest acquisition was unveiled to the media on Thursday, with Thierry Henry greeting the press for the first time as a member of Major League Soccer.

The following press conference took place on Thursday, as Red Bull unveiled the former France international:


Thierry Henry Retires From French National Team, Will Be Introduced As Member Of Red Bulls Thursday

It will be all Red Bulls, all the time for Thierry Henry.

Henry, who officially joined New York's MLS franchise on Wednesday, is retiring from the French national team and international play, and will strictly focus on club play going forward. The 32-year old forward made the announcement on Thursday.

"I always want to be here 100 percent and fully committed to this cause and the organization," Henry said. [...]

"That was my last game against South Africa," he said. "Ironically, it was also my first game in the national team against South Africa."

Henry made up his mind before the tournament.

"I couldn't announce it before because that's the not type of thing you announce before a World Cup," he said.

Henry will be officially introduced as the newest member of the Red Bulls with on Thursday, at 1:15 P.M. EDT. The press conference will be shown live on newyorkredbulls.com.

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