April 28, 2011
Henry,Bulls to play Arsenal in Emirates Cup
Thierry Henry is coming home. Well, at least for two days.
|Thierry Henry will play against his former EPL team -- Arsenal -- this summer.
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The Red Bulls will play in the Emirates Cup at Arsenal in England on July 30-31.
They will take on Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in London, which means former Gunners great Henry will take on his former English Premier League club.
The Red Bulls will kick off the tournament against Paris Saint-Germain at 2 p.m. London time (9 a.m. ET), followed by the Boca Juniors-Arsenal matchup at 4:20 p.m. (11:20 a.m. ET).
On Sunday, Henry and the Red Bulls will meet Arsenal at 4:20 p.m. (11:20 a.m. ET), after PSG and Boca Juniors tussle at 2 p.m. (9 a.m. ET).
"I’m sure all Arsenal fans will be looking forward to welcoming back Thierry Henry – a true Arsenal legend,” Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis told the EPL club's website.
Gazidis is a former deputy commissioner of MLS.
"We are honored with Arsenal's invitation to participate in this year's Emirates Cup," Red Bulls general manager and sporting director Erik Soler said in a statement. "Our club is looking forward to representing Major League Soccer in this high profile international tournament."
Teams will receive three points for a victory and one point for a tie. The cup will reward attacking play. Teams will get one point for each goal. Shots on target will be counted and will be used to decide the tournament winners if teams are tied on points and goal difference.