Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: NYCFC Fun Facts

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Prime Minister, novelist, and closet footie fan Benjamin Disraeli once said that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. And never was that more true than in this compendium of curious NYCFC Fun Facts we’ve uncovered. Or manufactured. Or something. They’re all true, of course, but whether […] READ MORE


Nemanja Nikolic: Chicago’s Forward Thinking Striker

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Robert Kerr It is clear Nemanja Nikolic wanted something new when he left Legia Warsaw, the reigning Polish champions, in December of 2016. The Hungarian International had just won the Ekstraklasa league and Polish cup double in Legia’s centennial season. Individually he won the 2015-16 golden boot and player […] READ MORE


The Chicago Fire Face Columbus Again, but With Basti This Time

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Robert Kerr The Chicago Fire will face a familiar foe this weekend. On week five of the new MLS season the Fire will face midwestern rival Columbus Crew SC for the second time. Just like their opponent, the Fire’s early results are becoming uncomfortably familiar. The post game comments […] READ MORE


Bastian Schweinsteiger a Good Gamble for the Chicago Fire

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Via Last Word On Soccer, by Robert Kerr A World Cup Champion has arrived in Chicago to play soccer. The Chicago Fire gambled big and have convinced a world famous player to join their club and cause. He will be joining a new club in a new city in a new league in a new […] READ MORE


Last Word SC Radio: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jeff Cassar, USA vs. Honduras

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki Podcast (March 23, 2017) – Happy International Break fam! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Robert Kerr stops by to talk about the Chicago Fire. Then Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki talk about USA vs. Honduras. Last Word SC Radio: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jeff […] READ MORE


Three Questions for the 2017 Chicago Fire Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Robert Kerr The Chicago Fire are now undefeated in preseason action thus far after having made significant offseason acquisitions ahead of the 2017 MLS season. The Men In Red are now looking out from the cellar and looking upward, the most positive outlook in recent years. Three Questions for the […] READ MORE




Waiting for Columbus: Why NYCFC Must Beat the Crew

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl As Nick Chavez reminded me recently on a recent NYCFC Fan Podcast, if someone had offered you, in say March, New York City FC finishing the season in second place, you would have taken it in a heartbeat. And to take that a step further, if someone […] READ MORE