Don’t Give Up: David Villa’s Last Three Goals

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl I’d like to step away from the sturm und drang of NYCFC’s loss to Orlando City SC and look at something a little bigger for a second. Something a little more remarkable and perhaps a little more important. I’d like to look at David Villa’s last three […] READ MORE



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


NYCFC vs. Montreal Impact: Five Key Statistics

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman New York City FC will rue the missed opportunities against Montreal Impact, a team they should have beat. However, this game they drew, instead of losing like against Orlando City. Both games consisted of several missed opportunities. NYCFC took an early lead through Rodney Wallace and conceded a Ignacio […] READ MORE


NYCFC Preseason Roster Analysis

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman Yesterday, NYCFC announced their preseason roster, but there are still some gaps to fill. However, some of those gaps could be filled by rumored center back signing Peruvian National Team player Alexander Callens. The roster has a several intriguing veterans, new signings, draft picks, and trialists that could […] READ MORE


50 Most Captivating Footballers of 2016: Part 1

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2016 has been a fascinating year for football. From Leicester City‘s league title triumph at odds of 5000/1, to Portugal‘s shock victory in the Euro 2016 final, to the bizarre rise of Will Grigg on and off the field, the last 12 months have not been short of entertainment. This five-part series looks at 50 of the most captivating footballers […] READ MORE



New York City FC 2016 Season Review

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman When NYCFC came into the season, they were surrounded with question marks. How would Frank Lampard do after his disastrous first season with the club? How would the back line fare? Was the team getting too old? Was Jack Harrison worth trading for? And the most prevalent […] READ MORE


Uptown: NYCFC’s second playoff game

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Silviu Petrescu had hardly blown his whistle ending New York City FC’s first playoff game before fans, pundits and other punters began worrying about NYCFC’s second playoff game. “What was Vieira thinking with that line up?” they cried. “We’re down two goals! We’ll never overcome that!” they […] READ MORE