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Thierry Henry's move to New York Red Bulls shows MLS is punching above its weight

Jimmie Johnson could walk down any high street in England and nobody would notice, yet stick him in an FC Dallas jersey or a Chicago Fire baseball cap and it would send American sports networks into a frenzy.

Thierry Henry is supposed to be fulfilling that show-stopping role for Major League Soccer, America's 16-team professional league, after signing for New York Red Bulls, but he is having the same impact as Johnson strolling down Oxford Street. Unless you know who he is, his impact is minimal.

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