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


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


NYCFC Preseason Roster Analysis

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman Yesterday, NYCFC announced their preseason roster, but there are still some gaps to fill. However, some of those gaps could be filled by rumored center back signing Peruvian National Team player Alexander Callens. The roster has a several intriguing veterans, new signings, draft picks, and trialists that could […] 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


Gimme Shelter: Who NYCFC should protect in the 2016 Expansion Draft?

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Karma’s a bit of a bitch, ain’t it? Two years ago, New York City FC fans were licking their chops over all the unprotected players in their expansion draft. Now, with the season over, we’re fretting over who NYCFC should protect. But before jumping into the roster and […] 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


2016 MLS Awards Predictions

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Last Word On Soccer, Joe Hojnacki Yesterday, the final nominees for it’s 2016 MLS Awards were announced. Some familiar names can be found on the list, as well as a few that haven’t seen much recognition in a while. Then there were some players who probably should have been nominated, but failed to receive the […] READ MORE