Stats: Thierry Henry puts in most influential performance since 2011 as Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City

Thierry Henry helped the New York Red Bulls to seal a 2-1 comeback victory against Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference knockout game last night, and the Frenchman put in a fine display.

Going into the game, many wondered if Henry would even play as he was struggling with achilles problems on both ankles, but he started and starred against last year’s MLS Cup winners.

The Frenchman’s future with the Red Bulls has been up in the air recently as speculation about his retirement after the playoffs continues to rumble on.

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But he let his footballing ability do the talking last night as he had the most touches of the ball in a single game since 2011, with 112.

He set-up Bradley Wright-Phillips for the equaliser and made four of his side’s seven dribbles in the game from the left-wing.

The 37-year-old showed signs of tiredness, but was influential as ever as he helped the Red Bulls win a home playoff game for the first time ever.

New York now host DC United on Sunday night in the first-leg of their Eastern Conference semi-final, and they will need another big performance from Henry in that one.

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