Thierry Henry sidelined by sprained knee

Thierry Henry will miss the New York Red Bulls’ high-profile

game against the Los Angeles Galaxy and David Beckham on Friday

night because of a sprained right knee.

The Red Bulls said Tuesday that the French forward had sprained

the medial collateral ligament in the knee during a Sept. 4 loss at

Real Salt Lake. He played with the injury last week and incurred a

$2,000 fine for a celebratory kick following teammate Mehdi

Ballouchy’s goal, a kick that sent the ball into Kevin Hartman and

injured the Dallas goalkeeper’s knee.

Friday’s game at Carson, California, includes some of Major

League Soccer’s top players, including Landon Donovan of the

Galaxy, and Juan Pablo Angel and Rafael Marquez of the Red

Bulls.