Thierry Henry might be on his way out of MLS, but not without one last bit of individual recognition.
The New York Red Bulls captain was named to the MLS Best XI squad on Tuesday after recording 10 goals and 14 assists in 30 regular-season appearances, marking his third selection in four-and-a-half seasons in the league.
Henry was joined in the XI by Red Bulls strike-partner Bradley Wright-Phillips, who equalled the MLS regular-season scoring record with 27 goals in 2014, with three other Premier League alumni making the team.
MLS players, club leadership and media members voted one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards to the Best XI, with the soon-to-retire Landon Donovan, Tottenham Hotspur icon Robbie Keane and ex-Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins the other notable names to make the list.
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid, defenders Chad Marshall, Bobby Boswell and Omar Gonzalez, and midfielders Diego Valeri and Lee Nguyen rounded out the line-up, with the latter also a finalist for the 2014 MVP award alongside Keane and Martins.
The New England Revolution talisman is set to face off against LA Galaxy trio Keane, Donovan and Gonzalez in Sunday’s MLS Cup finals at the StubHub Center, as he bids to upset the former Everton loanee’s Hollywood ending before he closes the curtain on his decorated career.