As Thierry Henry headed into his first MLS All-Star game on July 27, the New York Red Bulls forward announced the kick-off of a fan experience called Red Bull Ultimate where one lucky fan would get a chance to go 1-on-1 with him at Red Bull Arena on October 10.
“This is your chance to show me some of your best moves and goals,” said Henry. “Anything goes, so be creative – the winner gets to go 1-on-1 against me in a skills competition at Red Bull Arena."
The Ultimate Fan Experience
Videos -- limited to one per-person -- were uploaded by fans up until September 2, 2011. The videos, no more than one minute in length, had to show an incredible and unique soccer move and demonstrate why the entrant was the most deserving of going 1-on-1 with Henry.
Eligible entries were judged in multiple rounds based on creativity and originality (25%); performance and demonstrated skill level (25%); and demonstrated passion for the sport and Thierry Henry (50%).
The top 10 entries were posted on www.facebook.com/ThierryHenry for public viewing and voting from September 9 through September 20. The results of the online voting were then combined with the results of voting by Thierry Henry and the RBNY judging panel to determine the winner.
So who took top honors? Justin Bennett from Pompton Plains, New Jersey submitted the winning video, thereby earning the chance to face off with Henry at Red Bull Arena. Check it out below: