Who’s Next: NYCFC’s Playoff Rivals

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Now that New York City FC have made the playoffs, you would think I’d stop worrying, right? You would be wrong. Because now I’m worrying about who NYCFC’s playoff rivals are likely to be and what the team’s chances are for success. As I see it, this […] READ MORE


Five Leaves Left: NYCFC and the Playoffs

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From Last Word on Soccer, Martin Bihl Including Saturday’s match against FC Dallas, New York City Football Club have five opportunities to solidify their position in the playoffs. So I did little “back of the envelope” calculating, looking at who NYCFC were playing and who everyone else in the conference were playing, in order to […] READ MORE



Dos Santos Goal Helps LA Galaxy Draw Fire 2-2

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BRIDGEVIEW, IL (August 24, 2016) – The scoreline wasn’t pretty and neither was the game. In the LA Galaxy‘s second Eastern Conference road game in five days, they drew the Chicago Fire 2-2. The team played poorly through much of the second half, but a 69th minute Giovani dos Santos goal rescued a point. Dos […] READ MORE


Dax McCarty out 4-6 Weeks: Where Does This Leave the Red Bulls?

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Dax McCarty will be out 4-6 weeks.  The injury sustained by the New York Red Bulls skipper Sunday against the Chicago Fire is bad, but could have been worse. Midfielder McCarty suffered a small tibial fracture early in the first half in Sunday’s match. A knock for McCarty begs the question: Where does this leave the New York Red […] READ MORE


Red Bulls Draw Fire 2-2 as Wright-Phillips Gets Late Equalizer

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It wasn’t pretty, in fact this game was down right ugly.  But, the New York Red Bulls managed to squeeze out a point off a late equalizer by Bradley Wright-Phillips.  The first tell tale sign of this games fate came in the 16th minute as Chicago Fire’s Matt Polster’s awkward clearance went right by goalkeeper […] READ MORE