The Last Temptation of Kreis: the NYCFC-OCSC Rivalry

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The lovely folks at Heineken would have us believe that this is rivalry week. And one may concede that any gameweek that includes a match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers makes it so. Or even between the Impact de Montreal and Toronto FC – especially when those two teams are fighting for […] READ MORE


I Love L.A.: Why it’s Important that NYCFC beat LA

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As we watched NYCFC beat LA Galaxy at Yankee Stadium on August 20th (which just happened to be my mother’s birthday, and yes, she was there, with my brother), we were reminded of a scene in the 1982 movie The Verdict, when Paul Newman’s character confronts the corrupt judge who’s basically trying to screw him […] READ MORE


L.A. Confidential: Can NYCFC beat the Galaxy?

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Last year, New York City FC headed west for what was billed as the “Great MLS showdown between English Premier League legends, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerard”. What ensued was something less inspiring, as the Los Angeles Galaxy handed NYCFC their worst defeat of the season. Now the Galaxy are coming to Yankee Stadium, and with NYCFC […] READ MORE


The Pope of Mope: Why You Should Worry About NYCFC

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I know, I know. It was just one game. And as Jason Hernandez rightly said, good teams get a point even when they don’t play their best. And yes, I would have gladly taken a point in San Jose last season. Hell, I would have taken one earlier this season. So I get it – […] READ MORE


Do You Know the Way?: Can NYCFC beat San Jose?

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Let’s start with the idiot statistics for which we are famous. New York City Football Club have never lost when they have played north of Latitude 33° 86’, AND west of Longitude 118° 27’. Basically that’s North of E. Victoria Street and West of Avalon Boulevard in Carson, California. Or said another way, they’ve beaten […] READ MORE