On New Year's Day: My NYCFC Resolution

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It’s the beginning of the year, a time of new diets and oaths to moderation and patience and every other well-intentioned resolution of foolishness. Vows that are often abandoned before the first snowfall, the first sub-zero day, the first time you wander past Sarabeth’s in Chelsea Market and smell those delicious sticky buns wafting out […] READ MORE


Imitation of Kreis: Jason Kreis departs NYCFC

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I wrote a version of this essay Monday night, hot on the heels of the news that Jason Kreis and NYCFC had parted ways. That piece was full of vitriol and spleen and would probably have had Securitas escorting me from the premises today. Wisely, I decided to sleep before posting, and upon reviewing the […] READ MORE


Red Bulls Plan Comes Together in Derby Sweep

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(EDITORIAL) – There are a few things that can define a coach’s tenure in sports.  One way is a defined style of play.  For instance, NYCFC coach Jason Kreis came from a market at Real Salt Lake that had to be shrewd and creative in building a roster.  Kreis had the help of Garth Lagerway […] READ MORE



RBNY v Columbus: Three Things I Noticed

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Jozy Altidore. Clint Mathis. Dave van den Bergh. Dane Richards. John Wolyniec. Juan Pablo Angel, Dima Kovalenko. Todd Dunivant. What do these names have in common? They were all on the New York Red Bulls roster the last time the team took 7 points from their first 3 games of the year. That was nearly […] READ MORE