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Henry retiring from French team

Updated: July 16, 2010, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Thierry Henry is retiring from the French national team.

The 32-year-old forward announced his decision Thursday at the offices of The Associated Press before a news conference to discuss his signing with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.

A member of France's 1998 world championship and 2000 European champion teams, Henry said he will not try to emulate England's David Beckham and commute between the U.S. and Europe.

"I always want to be here 100 percent ...

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