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Rafael Marquez to play midfield in N.Y.

Updated: August 4, 2010, 1:09 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

HARRISON, N.J. -- Rafael Marquez doesn't have quite the same name recognition as Thierry Henry.

So the Red Bulls' signing of Marquez to play central midfielder may not cause the casual soccer fan to pay attention to the goings-on in Harrison, the way Henry has.

But make no mistake: Marquez is just as important as Henry to the Red Bulls' on-field success.

"Absolutely, central midfield wins games for you. So with Marquez coming in, it's a massive signing for ...

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