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


MLS Predictions and Early Stories are Meaningless

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Remember back in the days of yore (this past March), when Minnesota United was outscored 11-2 over their first two games of the season? Yeah, they were the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. The general thought was they would be the worst expansion franchise […] 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


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