Kepa Arrizabalaga Errors Will Continue to Hurt Chelsea

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Chelsea got their season off to a winning start on Monday night courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium. A typically cool penalty from Jorginho, a stunner from Reece James and a deflected Kurt Zouma effort secured all three points for the Blues. A convincing win was, however, […] READ MORE


Andrea Pirlo: A 2016 Season Review

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Andrea Pirlo seemingly had a great season. Did he really? He stayed healthy, which is key, but failed to generate as many assists as hoped. 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


On Yonge Street: NYCFC’s first playoff game

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl So now we know who New York City FC will face in their first playoff game. And it’s fitting, isn’t it, that a team with such an international pedigree square off against a team from another country? That a team with players from Inter Milan and Chelsea […] 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


Who NYCFC Should Protect in the MLS Expansion Draft

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman Minnesota United and Atlanta United will be joining MLS next year. The league has decided that an expansion draft will be held with modified rules from the draft NYCFC and Orlando City SC participated in. Who NYCFC Should Protect in the MLS Expansion Draft The Draft Rules […] READ MORE



Do You Know the Way?: Can NYCFC beat San Jose?

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Let’s start with the idiot statistics for which we are famous. New York City Football Club have never lost when they have played north of Latitude 33° 86’, AND west of Longitude 118° 27’. Basically that’s North of E. Victoria Street and West of Avalon Boulevard in Carson, California. Or said another way, they’ve beaten […] READ MORE