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


A Look at Slow Starting 2016 MLS Cup Playoff Teams

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki There are four defending 2016 MLS Cup Playoff teams that are crashing and burning early on. This happens every season in a league defined by parity. Both conference champions got off to slow starts and ended up missing the playoffs last year and the eventual champion Seattle […] 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


Back Four Fails Impact as Sounders Earn a Draw With Late Will Bruin Goal

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki It looked like it was the usual suspects getting the job done for the Montreal Impact as the Seattle Sounders got off to another slow start. However, they could not hold on despite a two goal lead late in the second half. Defensive mistakes highlighted the Montreal […] READ MORE


The Long and Winding Road: A look at NYCFC’s 2017 Schedule

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl We like to think that schedules are impartial. That like those statues to Justice we see in courtroom dramas, they are blind to any manner of influence or coercion and represent a sort of purity of spirit. So let’s assume that they are. But let’s assume also […] READ MORE



Last Word SC Radio: MLS Eastern Conference Finals Recap and #NASLexit

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki Podcast (November 1, 2016) – Oh Canada! It’s another episode of Last Word SC Radio: Today we’re recapping that crazy MLS Eastern Conference Finals second leg between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact. Last Word SC Radio: MLS Eastern Conference Finals Recap and #NASLexit […] READ MORE