Thierry Henry calls it quits for New York Red Bulls

Thierry Henry will not return to the New York Red Bulls in 2015 after more than four seasons with Major League Soccer, the club announced on Monday.

The 37-year-old French star said he intended to leave the Red Bulls after his contract ended. The Red Bulls were denied a trip to MLS Cup with a 4-3 aggregate loss to the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. Post-match, Henry would only say: "Well done New England," prompting speculation about his farewell.

He did not indicate if he's retiring and plans to take a few weeks to decide what to do next. There have been reports he wants to finish his career in Europe, where he was one of the game's most dominant players in his prime.

"I am taking this opportunity to announce that unfortunately Saturday was my last game for the New York Red Bulls," Henry wrote on his Facebook page. "The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract and although that was never going to change, I didn't want it to distract from the progress of the team."

Henry told L'Equipe last week that he remains undecided whether to retire at the end of the MLS season next month, but acknowledged he would love to help Arsenal win the Champions League when he does finally hang up his boots.

MLS tweeted this message about Henry's future plans.

Tony Parker suggested that this season could be Henry's swansong, bringing down the curtain on a glorious career that brought him World Cup and European Championship winners' medals in 1998 and 2000 respectively as well as a whole host of silverware at club level with Arsenal and Barcelona.

However, the striker said last week that his future as a player is uncertain.

"Nothing is clear," he said. "I still haven't taken a decision and it's not my thing to speculate. One thing is certain: I am going to stay in football, to coach, as a pundit, official, we'll see."

Henry does have a clear vision of himself returning to the Gunners, for whom he netted a club record 228 goals, and harbours ambitions of helping the Gunners do something he could not do for them as a player -- achieve European glory.

"Another thing is certain: I would like to see Arsenal win the Champions League," he said. "Whether I see that from afar or up close is not up to me, but it's sure that I would like to help, because it's my club and as a player I wasn't able to bring them the Champions League," he said, adding he will head back across the Atlantic once his stint in New York ends.

"I'm at home in England. My 'Home Sweet Home' is London. My club is Arsenal. When I left the club, a little part of me died. I cried, and that doesn't happen to me often, even when I was a child."