Seen and Not Seen: Do MLS Teams Have a Personality Disorder?

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It may be that I am too close to it. It may be that if I were in, say Seattle, or Toronto or Houston or Los Angeles I would have a different opinion. But in September, when I watched the final regular season Hudson River Derby of 2017, I found myself thinking about the natures […] READ MORE



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


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


The New York Derby: Each Team’s Keys To The Game

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It’s here again, soccer fans! Another edition of the New York Derby will be played out on Sunday, August 6th. It will be a high powered matchup. New York City FC has consistently been one of the best teams in the league all year, and the New York Red Bulls are undoubtedly the hottest team […] READ MORE


OK, OK, What’s Next? A Look at NYCFC’s Next Five Matches

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As I write this, you’re celebrating the truths we hold to be self-evident. And RJ Allen, Jack Harrison and the rest of the team are enjoying the sites in lovely Vancouver ahead of their match with the Whitecaps tomorrow night. But fans should pause for a moment to acknowledge the historic level their team is […] READ MORE



Panic: NYCFC drop another Open Cup Match

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I know, I know. I was there. I saw the whole thing. Me and ostensibly 11,000 New York soccer fans. And everyone who supports City and watched NYCFC drop another Open Cup Match are tearing their hair out. And with good reason. Or rather, with five good reasons. Another Open Cup, another early NYCFC exit […] 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