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


Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas: Javier Morales Homecoming

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Michael Walker Undefeated FC Dallas (4-0-3) heads to Sandy, Utah this Saturday to lock horns with Real Salt Lake (2-5-2) at Rio Tinto Stadium. Oscar Pareja’s outfit sits third in the Western Conference, having played two less matches than the West’s top two. Real Salt Lake’s start to the season has been unconvincing. They’ve […] READ MORE



How FC Dallas Can Topple Powerhouse Pachuca in CCL Semifinals

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Michael Walker FC Dallas hosts C.F. Pachuca in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals on Wednesday evening. Given Pachuca’s pedigree, both in Liga MX and in the CONCACAF Champions League, they will enter this contest as the clear favorite. The odds may be against Dallas, but […] READ MORE


MLS Week Two Talking Points: Welcome Back Cubo Torres

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki It was a very cold week in MLS. Indeed, the New England Revolution-Orlando City match was cancelled due to cold and high winds in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Minnesota United, on the other hand, had no such qualms about the weather. Their first ever MLS home game was the […] READ MORE



Homeward Bound: Why it’s Good NYCFC is not in the CCL

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Seconds after Roman Torres’ penalty kick hit the back of the net in Ontario, my twitter feed exploded with regret. Not for Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and the rest of the reds. But for NYCFC, who, many were trying to tell me, were the real losers on […] READ MORE



Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas: Seattle Runs Rampant in Second Half

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Michael Walker The Seattle Sounders erupted for three goals in the second half to grab a convincing 3-0 victory over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals. Nelson Valdez scored for the second consecutive match and Nicolás Lodeiro netted two to give the Sounders the win. Seattle advanced to the Western Conference Semi-finals after […] READ MORE