Is it Broke Yet? NYCFC’s Loss to D.C. United

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl On my long drive through the mid-Atlantic night after NYCFC’s loss to D.C. United, I had the opportunity to listen to several New York City Football Club podcasts. Now,  I am too much of a gentleman to call out the specific predictions my friends made. But I […] READ MORE



Who Do You Love? MLS Eastern Conference Playoffs

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Last Word On Soccer, by Martin Bihl A few weeks ago we theorized about who New York City FC would like to face in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and, more importantly, who they wouldn’t. But NYCFC aren’t the only team in the postseason (but wouldn’t it be easier if they were?), so we reached out […] 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



This Weekend’s MLS Playoff Clinch Scenarios

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Last Word On Soccer, Joe Hojnacki (Editorial) – This weekend will see some major moves in the MLS Playoff picture. With spots up for grabs across both conferences, keeing track of the MLS Playoff clinch scenarios can get a little confusing. This Weekend’s MLS Playoff Clinch Scenarios Eastern Conference With two matches left, three Eastern […] READ MORE


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


New York City FC vs D.C. United Preview

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Stadium: Yankee Stadium Location: New York, NY Time: 7:00 PM EST New York City FC vs D.C. United Preview Three players who could impact the game Patrick Mullins Patrick Mullins was traded from New York City FC to D.C. United this summer transfer window for an international roster spot. He has taken D.C. by storm, notching five […] READ MORE