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Soccer star Thierry Henry to join New York Red Bulls

By the CNN Wire Staff

New York (CNN) -- French soccer star Thierry Henry has signed with the New York Red Bulls, the team announced Wednesday.

Henry, 32, is one of the top names in European football, having played for world-class teams including Arsenal in Britain and Juventus in Italy, as well as the French national team that won the World Cup in 1998.

He comes to the Red Bulls, a Major League Soccer team, from FC Barcelona.

"It is without question that Thierry Henry is one of the most successful and recognizable soccer players over the past 15 years," said Dietmar Beiersdorfer, head of Red Bull Global Soccer. "We are thrilled that Thierry has decided to come to New York to help the Red Bulls compete for championships this year and for years to come. His international pedigree is second to none and he is a proven winner."