TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Henry leads way for Red Bulls in win over Toronto FC

{eot}
Associated Press
9/29/2012 11:28:49 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

HARRISON, N.J. -- With three games left in their MLS season, Toronto FC are limping to the finish line.

Thierry Henry scored a goal and set up three others and Kenny Cooper had two goals and an assist to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.

"(It is the) worst season imaginable. We need the season to end so we can regroup," said Reds defender Richard Eckersley. "We have a young group and need experience."

Ryan Johnson scored for Toronto (5-19-7), which is winless in 11 games and remain in the league basement with 22 points. Their last win came on July 18 against the Colorado Rapids.

Red Bull improved to 15-8-8 for 53 points and pulled even with Chicago for second place in the East -- five points behind Sporting Kansas City.

Despite being relegated to playing out the string, it was Toronto FC that came out the aggressors on Saturday.

Forward Quincy Amarikwa beat Red Bull goalkeeper Luis Robles with a shot that hit the far right post and deflected out of play two minutes into the game.

Four minutes later, Johnson opened the scoring with a shot that eluded Robles' outstretched hands. Luis Silva headed Amarikwa's nifty feed over the crossbar at the 20-minute mark.

Toronto FC coach Paul Mariner thought that the team's travel -- from Los Angeles to El Salvador for a CONCACAF Champions League contest, then finally New York -- did them in.

"It was a difficult travel week," Mariner said. "We just can't catch a break and it could be that they have quality players. It's probably more of the latter. He (Henry) was dominant on both sides of the ball."

Toronto could not bury its chances. Red Bull could.

New York defender Markus Holgersson equalized with a header off a Henry cornerkick in the 13th minute.

Eight minutes later, New York went ahead for good as Henry split two defenders and sprinted towards the goal. As Freddy Hall came out to challenge, Eckersley came over to cut off the angle but collided with the 'keeper, allowing Henry to feed Cooper for an empty-net goal.

"Naturally you come over as a defender," Eckersley said. "(Henry is) a world-class player."

The Red Bull twosome hooked up for Cooper's second goal of the game in the 88th minute. As four Toronto defenders converged on Henry, he passed to a wide open Cooper who drilled his 16th of the season into a half-empty net.

Henry concluded his spectacular night with a goal from 30 yards in the 92nd minute.

Henry is now tied with Canadian midfielder Dwayne De Rosario of D.C. United for third in the league in assists with 12.

"The difference between the two teams was finishing," Mariner said. "The difference were the attacking forward players. (Cooper and Henry) are super players."

Toronto's next game is against D.C United at BMO Field on Oct. 6.

Thierry Henry (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Blue Jays on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 baseball insider Scott MacArthur provides daily coverage of the Blue Jays.


Jays Watch | Latest on the Jays


@
 | Wednesday at 7:10pm | Buehrle vs. Lester
@
 | W 4-2 | W: Stroman | L: De La Rosa | S: Janssen

Maple Leafs on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Leafs with Jonas Siegel providing daily coverage in his Leaf Report.


Latest on the Leafs


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Raptors on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Raptors with Josh Lewenberg providing coverage in his Raptors Report.


Latest on the Raptors


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | NBA Draft

Argos on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the official broadcaster of the Argos with Mike Hogan providing coverage in his Argos Report.


Argos Hashmarks | Argos on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Friday at 7pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | L 37-9 | Ray: 221y | Waters: 3 FG

Toronto FC on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler provides coverage of TFC matches including pre-game shows live from BMO Field


Latest on TFC | TFC on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Wednesday at 7pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | L 2-1 | Zusi, Peterson | Goncalves
TSN TweetBox

Connect with TSN Radio 1050

Email us at live@tsn1050.ca

Text your comments to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Or

Text inquiries to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Follow on Twitter: @TSN1050Radio

Call us at 416-870-1050 or Toll Free Across Canada: 855-591-6876

Advertising: Call: 416-384-2900. Or email: advertising@tsn1050.ca

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television