The Man in Seat 9: Patrick Vieira No Regrets

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EDITORIAL (May 23, 2018) — Someone is lying. Either OGC Nice in a large piece of brinksmanship or Patrick Vieira trying to keep the team focused on that task at hand while it all plays out. Or possibly both sides. Each exaggerating or underplaying their position in the chess game of negotiations. Patrick Vieira has […] READ MORE



Forty Shades of Blue: St. Patrick’s Day with NYCFC

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BRONX, NY (March 23, 2018) – What can one learn from spending St. Patrick’s Day with NYCFC? Perhaps everything. Perhaps nothing. Or perhaps forty things. Lets see. Forty Shades of Blue: St. Patrick’s Day with NYCFC Nine points from three matches? Good lord. The team didn’t get nine points in its first season until late […] READ MORE


The Man in Seat 9: St. Patrick’s Day

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Editorial (March 18, 2018) – On St. Patrick’s Day, in New York, everyone is more than just a little bit Irish. Bagpipes are tolerated. Silly green accessories are donned. And the Man in Seat 9’s local pub opens at eight so that our first responders who are marching in the parade can raise one, or […] READ MORE


Daydream Believer: A look back at NYCFC’s 2018 Season

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Editorial (March 10, 2018) – Every season starts with hope. Every season starts with a dream. A belief that maybe, just maybe, this is the year the team pulls it all together, the year the passes connect, the year the saves are made, the year the points are taken at the key moments. That this […] READ MORE


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