September 27, 2012
Bengtson's 'offside goal' should have stood
By Michael Lewis
|Thierry Henry: "We should have been one-nil against New England after four minutes. That goal is never offside."
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UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- So, just how lucky were the Red Bulls to get out of Gillette Stadium with a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night?
Very lucky, according to Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry.
He felt the goal that Honduran international striker Jerry Bengtson had scored for the Revs was onside and should have counted.
"We should have been one-nil against New England after four minutes," Henry said after practice at Montclair State University on Thursday. "That goal is never offside. I don't see anyone talking about it. We should have been one-nil after four minutes. We should ahve been two-nil at halftime if Bill doesn't make an amazing save. It was clearly not offside."
Henry did not play in the match because of the problems he has encountered on artificial turf. He also wound up suspended from the game for his head-butt on Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara in stoppage time of the Red Bulls' 2-0 loss last week.
Asked what he thought about the suspension, Henry had very little or nothing to say.
"Pffft," he said.
And that was the end of the interview.