February 17, 2014
A SPECTATOR, NOT A PLAYER
Henry will enjoy the World Cup this time
HARRISON, N.J. -- Thierry Henry is going to the World Cup this summer, but not in the way he usually goes to the single sporting event on the planet.
He will go as a spectator and reportedly as a TV pundit.
Henry has played in four World Cups -- 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 -- and played a vital role on the 1998 world championship team.
Thanks to Major League Soccer's 10-day World Cup break, Henry will be able to fly down to Brazil and watch the tournament in person.
"I'm going to be there for a little while," Henry said at MLS's media day at Red Bull Arena on Monday afternoon. "It's going to be awesome to be there and enjoy one. I didn't enjoy on the field.
"Don't get me wrong. You are far away from whatever city, in the camp. You don't see anyone but your teammates. Jump on the bus. You play the game, back on the bus, back to the place. The only time we see people is at the stadium. But that's going to be the first time I'm going to enjoy the World Cup like you guys."