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


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


Yangel Herrera: A Young Venezuelan Brightening In MLS

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Editorial (August 19, 2017) – Venezuelan soccer has been growing since the arrive of 21st Century; the domestic league has exported very interesting and fascinating players all around the world since then, like Juan Arango, Alejandro Guerra, or José Salomón Rondón. Yangel Herrera: A Young Venezuelan Brightening In MLS That’s the case of Yangel Herrera, […] READ MORE


Get Up, Stand Up: NYCFC beat the Chicago Fire

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Nine years before Manchester City Football Club was founded. A hundred years before the homeland of the owners of that esteemed club was formally established. And 143 years before the founding of New York City FC, a Prussian General by the name of Bernhard Graf von Moltke – the architect of the wars that ultimately […] READ MORE


What’s New?: NYCFC Beat the Red Bulls in Harrison

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To be fair, there were warning signs. Before NYCFC beat the New York Red Bulls, their fans confessed to me their concerns. Concerns? Because of their attacking abilities. “You have Bradley Wright Phillips” I pointed out. Yes, but who else? “Gonzalo Veron?” I offered. They shrugged. “Daniel Royer, who scored the winner ten days ago […] 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


Three Questions for the 2017 NYCFC Season

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So far this preseason NYCFC have played four games. A 9-0 victory over Jacksonville University. A 2-2 draw with CS Emelec, of Ecuador. A loss in the Hudson River Derby: NYRB 2, NYCFC 0. Finally, a 3-1 loss to Houston Dynamo in the Desert Diamond Cup. While many new players haven’t joined the team yet, […] READ MORE