Let us Now Praise Famous Men: Farewell to Andrea Pirlo

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I admit it. As much as I admired the man and his accomplishments, when the rumours began circulating that Il Maestro had been sighted in Manhattan, I was not amused. For what NYCFC needed in that first summer of its discontent – as it and much of MLS has always needed – was a strong […] READ MORE


All of This; And Nothing: NYCFC’s 2017 Season

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You’re heading up to the Bronx to watch the second leg of the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs and you’re thinking about NYCFC‘S 2017 season. So you take the long way. You sneak through the Holland Tunnel and emerge among cobblestones and then drive up through Manhattan. You take the West Side Highway so you can […] READ MORE


Pressure Drop: A Look at the Eastern Conference Playoffs

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Well boys and girls, the regular season’s over and the second season is about to begin. Six teams left in the East to duke it out for a chance to hoist the MLS Cup. Questions abound. Theories and opinions do too. But let’s set all that aside for a second and consider – which of […] READ MORE



Save it for Later: Toronto FC beat NYCFC

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The vitriol after Toronto FC beat New York City FC was instant, intense, and pretty all inclusive. Everyone came in for attack. Andrea Pirlo, Tommy McNamara, Patrick Vieira, Jack Harrison, me (yeah, that last one surprised me too). And if I have learned anything these 3+ years of writing about soccer (though it’s clear from […] READ MORE


Welcome Back: NYCFC Returns to the Bronx Wednesday

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Hello NYCFC! Seems like a lifetime since your New York-based fans, press, and friends saw you play live. Probably feels like a long time for you guys too, especially after that unpleasantness in Atlanta. So a couple of things for you and the fans to think about before NYCFC returns to the Bronx on Wednesday […] READ MORE


NYCFC First Quarter Analysis

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NYCFC are in third place through nine games, but have a game in hand over first place Toronto FC. Second place Orlando City SC also has a game in hand over TFC. NYCFC might struggle to get a first round bye this year, as TFC and OCSC have been playing better. Also, out of NYCFC’s […] READ MORE


NYCFC vs. Orlando City SC: Five Key Statistics

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For the second time this season, NYCFC lost to Orlando City SC 2-1. Cyle Larin scored a brace for the Lions, while David Villa pulled one back for NYC. Joe Bendik had another fantastic performance, making six saves. Ronald Matarrita and Khiry Shelton were missing for NYCFC. Kaka missed the game with the injury he picked […] READ MORE