Couldn't help but weigh in on the biggest MLS signing of the summer.

And it's big for soccer reasons, nothing else. Thierry Henry isn't as famous as David Beckham, by any stretch, but his addition to Major League Soccer adds a different kind of credibility, simply because of what the French striker represents on the field. After all, who else could've pulled off the fantastic commercial below. (Sneaky cameo by Freddie Ljungberg - could it foreshadow a reunion?) Henry represents the beautiful game as it should be played, even if he did disparage it with his handball against Ireland last fall (a handball that gets caught not by goal-line technology but by the addition of a second referee on the field, but that's a rant for another day).

He also should be highly successful in New York, there's little doubt about that, and it would be great to see New York start turning out to see him and the Red Bulls. If they don't, well, let's not go there.

Of course, it isn't as if Henry is bringing in a barrel of international superstars with him. Like Beckham, his decision is a unique one - based on his love for New York City, his full range of accomplishments, the stage of his career, his friendship with Steve Nash, etc. What's better than living in Manhattan at age 32 and playing soccer for a living? But will we see him at Knicks games? Who cares. It's enough to look forward to seeing him in MLS stadiums.