Thierry Henry Scores Directly from Corner Kick, Leads Red Bulls to Win (Video)

Thierry Henry: Proponent of va va voom. Scorer of beautiful goals. Master of understatement?

Henry, the man and myth who became a legend with Arsenal and France for scoring classics like this, this and this, knocked in another memorable strike Saturday night. With his New York Red Bulls leading the Columbus Crew late in the second half of an MLS match, the 35-year-old Henry curled a corner kick directly into the Crew's net.

So, a big-time goal demands a big-time statement afterward, right? Um, nope. Here's what Henry said, via the New York Daily News:

“I’ve scored some OK goals in my career. But I have to say, this one is not a bad one.”

Indeed, Thierry. It wasn't bad at all.

This shot, known in Latin America as an olimpico, requires the shooter to overcome a basically impossible angle. But as Henry has shown repeatedly throughout his career, the laws of physics and the universe don't necessarily matter when scori...

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