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


The NYCFC Youth Revolution

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This season NYCFC saw an uptick in minutes for the youth players. How did that change the team? Who was the best youth player this season? 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


This must be the place: The NYCFC Home Opener

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Last year, we were strangers. We’d seen them on the internet and on television from the peculiar purple confines of Orlando, and we’d tracked them for months, through press releases and rumour. The signing of David Villa. Of Frank Lampard. Of Mix. Of players we’d admired from the international stage, and of players we had […] READ MORE


I’m On Fire: NYCFC v Chicago, part 1

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(Editorial) – There were songs. There were chants. There were tears and fears and the gnashing of teeth. The name of the referee, the city of Chicago and even the good Lord himself was taken in vain. There were television cameras and klieg lights and beer and wings and a mighty good craic at the […] READ MORE


Tin Men: MLS SuperDraft 2016

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When I told people I was headed down to Baltimore for the 17th MLS Superdraft, I was met by a bewildering range of reactions. Among my purist friends, there was a haughty combination of despair and disgust. An MLS SuperDraft? What is that? Certainly not a footie thing. Players are never “drafted”, like cattle to […] READ MORE


To Have and Have Not: A new world football star for NYCFC?

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The loss to Real Salt Lake on May 23rd, especially on the heels of last week’s heroic draw against the Chicago Fire, has escalated panic amongst the NYCFC faithful to something approaching DEFCON 2. And now that the European season is winding down, the twitter feeds of every fan are awash in speculation, rumour, and […] READ MORE


Tomorrow Never Knows: NYCFC draw Chicago Fire

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To remember everything is a form of madness, especially when you’ve been having as bad a run as NYCFC have these past two months. So you pick through the rubble of your failures in the hopes of finding something inspirational, something you can use, something you can build upon, and you throw away everything else. Fans who saw NYCFC draw the Chicago Fire last weekend saw something useful. Saw a lot of things, actually. Things they can build upon, things they can draw inspiration from, things would never have expected to see after the NY Derby. Heck, things they weren’t expecting even after the first half. READ MORE


Reasons to be Cheerful, Part One: The Upside of NYCFC

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It would be easy to simply complain about NYCFC’s loss on Sunday at Yankee Stadium to Seattle. All one would have to do is cut and paste the avalanche of sound, fury, and invective that lit up the twitterverse after the beat-down by Clint ‘Deuce’ Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. Ever tried, ever failed. No matter. […] READ MORE