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



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


A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: NYCFC beat the Philadelphia Union

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl After the pain of the loss in Washington DC, New York fans were happy – and rightly so – when NYCFC beat the Philadelphia Union on Good Friday in Chester, Pennsylvania. But how much of the victory at Talen Energy Stadium had to do with what NYCFC […] 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


The Outsider: Red Bulls Draw Real Salt Lake

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl My feet have walked the green & pleasant pitch among these dark satanic mills before, but always as, if not a partisan of the visiting team, then at least one who’s focus was on the home team’s blue brothers. But last week, New York City FC were […] 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


Three Questions for the 2017 NYCFC Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman So far this preseason NYCFC have played four games. A 9-0 victory over Jacksonville University. A 2-2 draw with CS Emelec, of Ecuador. A loss in the Hudson River Derby: NYRB 2, NYCFC 0. Finally, a 3-1 loss to Houston Dynamo in the Desert Diamond Cup. While […] 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