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September 29, 2012 7:09 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ F. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 25017‎
 
28′ Kenny Cooper
 
88′ Kenny Cooper
 
90+3′ Thierry Henry
 

New York Red Bulls 4-1 Toronto FC: Henry notches goal and three assists in masterful performance

The French forward turned in a brilliant performance, destroying TFC to the tune of three assists and a goal.

By Seth Vertelney

Thierry Henry was on another level as he notched a goal and three assists, as the New York Red Bulls rolled to a 4-1 home win over Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena.

The visitor got off to a quick start, shocking the favored hosts, and it was an absolute bomb from Ryan Johnson. The Jamaican ripped a shot from distance that swerved away from Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles and into the far corner.

Just a few minutes later, though, New York was level. Markus Holgersson got on the end of a corner kick from Henry to head home and restore parity at 1-1.

The Red Bulls made it 2-1 later in the half after a fantastic blind pass from Henry. Lloyd Sam slotted the Frenchman through the TFC defense but, instead of shooting, Henry squared to an onrushing Kenny Cooper, who had a simple tap-in.

With just minutes to go, Henry created another piece of magic to set up a goal for Cooper. After collecting in the box, Henry beat his man off the dribble and squared to his forward counterpart, who again had a simple finish into an open net.

The magical Frenchman wasn't finished, though, as he added the gloss on a brilliant performance with a first-time chip from outside the box that left Freddy Hall stranded in the TFC net.

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New York Red Bulls

32
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
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2
Wilman Conde
Defender
 - 
44
Heath Pearce
Defender
 - 
-
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10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
58′
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11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
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17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
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-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
90′
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26
Brandon Barklage
Midfielder
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14
Thierry Henry
Striker
93′
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33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
28′ 88′
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Toronto FC

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
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5
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4
Aaron Maund
Defender
70′
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25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
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2
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48
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12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
46′
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19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
83′
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Terry Dunfield
Midfielder
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24
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Bill Gaudette
Goalkeeper
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-
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22
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28
Teemu Tainio
Midfielder
90′
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15
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11
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Substitutes

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40
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Logan Emory
Defender
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15
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Adrian Cann
Defender
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-
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15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
83′
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