KICKTV recruited Rugz D. Bewler to create an original track to pay homage to Thierry Henry who, for the past four seasons, has brought not just New York fans but Major League Soccer fans some truly unforgettable moments. A legend in England and France, Henry spent the final years of his career in the city that always had his heart – New York City. At the forefront of New York City’s musical resurrection is Harlem rapper Rugz D. Bewler. A Red Bulls and Henry fan himself, he paid close attention to Thierry’s craft on the field, which helped inspire him while writing the lyrics that accompany the KICKTV video. Thierry Henry ended his 20-year career with the New York Red Bulls scoring 51 goals and assisting on 42. He goes down as one of, if not the best, to ever wear a Red Bulls jersey.
It is a pity Thierry Henry’s time with the New York Red Bulls didn’t end with an MLS Cup. That year him and the Red Bulls won the Supporter’s Shield was his best year to win the cup and the Red Bulls just couldn’t get it done in the playoffs. He was the player that put the New York Red Bulls “on the map” but it seems that the old Red Bulls strategy of centering the team around big name Designated Players is going out the door. If the Red Bulls win the MLS cup going with a more balanced approach then Thierry Henry’s time at the Red Bulls will look like an expensive and decadent failure. However his time in New York is remembered, the highlight reel of goals and skills he gave MLS during his four years will always be the stuff of legend. Bon voyage Thierry Henry!