New York City FC 2016 Season Review

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When NYCFC came into the season, they were surrounded with question marks. How would Frank Lampard do after his disastrous first season with the club? How would the back line fare? Was the team getting too old? Was Jack Harrison worth trading for? And the most prevalent of them all: How would Patrick Vieira fare […] READ MORE


Uptown: NYCFC’s second playoff game

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Silviu Petrescu had hardly blown his whistle ending New York City FC’s first playoff game before fans, pundits and other punters began worrying about NYCFC’s second playoff game. “What was Vieira thinking with that line up?” they cried. “We’re down two goals! We’ll never overcome that!” they moaned. “Players are angry at Patrick Vieira!” they […] READ MORE


On Yonge Street: NYCFC’s first playoff game

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So now we know who New York City FC will face in their first playoff game. And it’s fitting, isn’t it, that a team with such an international pedigree square off against a team from another country? That a team with players from AC Milan and Chelsea and Barcelona, face a team with players from Juventus […] READ MORE




Waiting for Columbus: Why NYCFC Must Beat the Crew

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As Nick Chavez reminded me recently on a recent NYCFC Fan Podcast, if someone had offered you, in say March, New York City FC finishing the season in second place, you would have taken it in a heartbeat. And to take that a step further, if someone had offered you third place, you’d have taken […] READ MORE



The Curious Case for Mix Diskerud for NYCFC

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The last time New York City Football Club fans saw Mix Diskerud on the pitch was against the  New York Cosmos in the U.S. Open Cup. He has not even been seen on the bench in most matches since then, but while Frank Lampard recovers from an injury, he may be the best option for […] READ MORE


Who NYCFC Should Protect in the MLS Expansion Draft

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Minnesota United and Atlanta United will be joining MLS next year. The league has decided that an expansion draft will be held with modified rules from the draft NYCFC and Orlando City SC participated in. Who NYCFC Should Protect in the MLS Expansion Draft The Draft Rules The draft will take place December 12 at […] READ MORE


Going Forward the Answer is Not Federico Bravo for Andoni Iraola

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Bravo for Federico Bravo, but, looking toward the playoffs, Andoni Iraola is the more important player for New York City Football Club. Perhaps as  Important as Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa. Looking at the past two NYCFC matches shows us why. Going Forward the Answer is Not Federico Bravo for Andoni Iraola Stark Contrast in Play […] READ MORE