Fri Apr 22 12:09am EDT
Since Thierry Henry and Juan Agudelo are teammates, the old story of the aging master imparting his wisdom on the promising young talent has written itself over and over again already, but now we see that it might be more than just a tired cliche.
With New York up 3-0 on DC United thanks to two goals and an assist from Hobo Beard Henry, Juan Agudelo put a whole mess of exclamation points on the game with a fantastic bit of ball control in the box that resulted in an injury time goal to make it 4-0. And if that one-footed self-volley and shoot move looks a tad familiar, then you might have seen Arsenal's match against Manchester United on September 30, 2000 when a certain teammate of Agudelo's pulled off a similar move, albeit from a bit further out...
Though Agudelo's was certainly a poor man's version of Henry's wonder goal from 11 years ago, the similarities are striking (pun intended). Still, the kid has a long, long way to go before he learns all of Thierry's tricks. Plus there's no way he can even come close to the Frenchman's beard game.