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



NYCFC Buyout Mix Diskerud; Announce 2017 MLS Roster

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News – (March 2, 2017) – In very unsurprising news, NYCFC announced they bought out the contract of Mix Diskerud, but he is still signed with MLS. At the same time, they announced their 26-man roster. James Sands is not listed, but they could still ink him as a homegrown player. Two of the other trialists, John Stertzer […] READ MORE



Gimme Shelter: Who NYCFC should protect in the 2016 Expansion Draft?

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Karma’s a bit of a bitch, ain’t it? Two years ago, New York City FC fans were licking their chops over all the unprotected players in their expansion draft. Now, with the season over, we’re fretting over who NYCFC should protect. But before jumping into the roster and the rationale, let’s review the rules, briefly (if […] READ MORE


Baby I’m a Star: The First Annual (Probably) Bestie NYCFC Awards

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So Frank Lampard doesn’t win Comeback Player of the Year, and Jack Harrison doesn’t win Rookie of the Year, but fear not, NYCFC fan, those aren’t the ONLY awards in the world. There’s the Grammys for example, and the Oscars and the Nobel Prize for Economics. Baby I’m a Star: The First Annual (Probably) Bestie […] READ MORE


Frank Lampard: A 2016 Season Analysis

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July 24, 2014: New York City FC announce they have signed Frank Lampard on a two year deal ahead of the 2015 MLS season. August 3, 2014: Manchester City announce they signed Lampard on a six month loan, ending in January 2015. December 31, 2014: Lampard’s stay in Manchester extended for the rest of the year. Turns […] READ MORE


Andoni Iraola Announces Retirement

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This morning, NYCFC announced that Andoni Iraola would be retiring. With Iraola’s retirement, that leaves NYCFC missing two of their starting midfielders. Frank Lampard announced he was leaving NYCFC earlier this week. Andoni Iraola Announces Retirement Iraola’s Impact Before coming to NYCFC, Iraola spent 12 season playing for Athletic Bilbao’s first team, after playing in their […] READ MORE


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


Who are You? NYCFC face Necaxa

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On September 27th, New York City FC announced they would be spending part of the international bye week playing a friendly against Liga MX side Necaxa. Wait, who? And while I am sure that a lot of NYCFC fans (and therefore readers of these essays) are aficionados of the Liga MX, I personally needed to […] READ MORE