A New Direction: What’s Next for NYCFC?

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Soon after the conclusion of a very disappointing season on the pitch, City Football Group sacked New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis and fractured the opinions of those in the MLS community right down the middle. Just about half of those keeping tabs on the ever-growing NYCFC drama condemned CFG for pulling the […] READ MORE


U.S. Soccer Introduces New Header Rules for Young Players

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U.S. Soccer recently revealed a new set of rules which will eliminate heading for children 10 years old and younger, while limiting the amount of heading that 11-13 year-olds can do in practice. The new rules will become requirements for U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Beyond that, the rule changes stand […] READ MORE


Imagining an MLS Starting Eleven for the USMNT

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It’s November, 2015, and we’re coming to the end of what has been a nightmarish year for the United States Men’s National Team. Boundless disappointment, a startling lack of accountability, and the ensuing mental fatigue of just about everyone who cares about the National Team program are hallmarks of what has largely been a year […] READ MORE


The Klinsmann Era Part 2: Experimentation to Exhaustion

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If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out part one of this series here. After the US bowed out of the World Cup and the newly converted soccer-loving American populace fought their way through the resulting emotional hangover, the collective focus of the soccer world shifted to the future. The standout performances of surprisingly effective young […] READ MORE


Deus Ex Lampard: New York City FC has a New X-Factor

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“I thought tonight was his best game by far.” New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis once again chose not to mince words after Saturday night’s victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. After questioning the motivation and commitment of some of his older players after what could have been a season ending loss to Columbus […] READ MORE


Internal Struggles Put NYCFC Coach Jason Kreis on the Hot Seat

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If you follow Major League Soccer closely, you will have noticed a significant amount of negative energy flowing toward, within, and out from New York City’s nascent club in recent weeks. Hounded constantly by astronomical expectations, New York City FC have found themselves buried under the weight of their failures by a soccer fan-base-at-large who have […] READ MORE



NYCFC Face their Last Chance to Make Playoff Push

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New York City FC couldn’t quite find a road win over Eastern Conference foes Columbus Crew SC in a lightning-delayed thriller. The excellent, clutch performance from rising star Kwadwo Poku wasn’t enough to fully overturn the fortunes of a squad once again beset by defensive woes. His two goals were enough to drag NYCFC out […] READ MORE


Kwadwo Poku and NYCFC Show Up in Must Win Match

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After dropping the final installment of the Hudson River Derby and putting out a dreadful performance in which they were dominated by the New York Red Bulls (and Red Bull fans), New York City FC had a decision to make. Would they mire themselves firmly in the depths of expansion club obscurity, or could they pull […] READ MORE