March 16, 2013
Henry leaves locker room before media is allowed in
By Michael Lewis
|Thierry Henry split from the Red Buls' locker room before the media could interview him after Saturday's scoreless draw.
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HARRISON, N.J. -- Oh where, oh where was Thierry Henry?
If you attended the Red Bulls' scoreless tie with D.C. United on Saturday or watched the game on TV, you already knew that the team captain was in the middle of the match. He took a game-high 10 shots, which included five on net that were saved by goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
In the Red Bulls' locker room, that was another story.
Henry split before the media was allowed into the team's locker room at Red Bull Arena.
TV camera crews had lined up in front of Henry's locker area, waiting for his arrival. It never happened.
A team spokesman told the media that Henry would not be available for interview because he already had left. No reason was given for his early departure.
That bit of new surprised the media, which could not ask the former French international striker on the Red Bulls' overall dominating performance, his frustrations on having five shots saved, including a bicycle kick, among other topics.
Henry was replaced by rookie and Home Grown product Amando Moreno in stoppage time. Henry appeared to have injured himself in the penalty area minutes prior.