Who Do You Love? MLS Eastern Conference Playoffs

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Last Word On Soccer, by Martin Bihl A few weeks ago we theorized about who New York City FC would like to face in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and, more importantly, who they wouldn’t. But NYCFC aren’t the only team in the postseason (but wouldn’t it be easier if they were?), so we reached out […] READ MORE


Last Word SC: MLS Decision Day 2016 With Lots Of Guests

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki (October 21, 2016) – Greetings American Soccer Fans! The end is nigh as Decision Day 2016 is upon us. This week on Last Word SC Radio, we’re doing a full break down of MLS Cup Playoffs race to get you ready for the most […] READ MORE


Waiting for Columbus: Why NYCFC Must Beat the Crew

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl As Nick Chavez reminded me recently on a recent NYCFC Fan Podcast, if someone had offered you, in say March, New York City FC finishing the season in second place, you would have taken it in a heartbeat. And to take that a step further, if someone […] READ MORE


This Weekend’s MLS Playoff Clinch Scenarios

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Last Word On Soccer, Joe Hojnacki (Editorial) – This weekend will see some major moves in the MLS Playoff picture. With spots up for grabs across both conferences, keeing track of the MLS Playoff clinch scenarios can get a little confusing. This Weekend’s MLS Playoff Clinch Scenarios Eastern Conference With two matches left, three Eastern […] READ MORE


Who’s Next: NYCFC’s Playoff Rivals

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Now that New York City FC have made the playoffs, you would think I’d stop worrying, right? You would be wrong. Because now I’m worrying about who NYCFC’s playoff rivals are likely to be and what the team’s chances are for success. As I see it, this […] READ MORE


New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union Player Ratings

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Kevin Drastura It wasn’t easy, but the New York Red Bulls finally got the better of the Philadelphia Union. It was a back and forth match as both teams were exchanging goals and leads. Feeling like a heavyweight fight, both teams were desperate for the three points. In the […] READ MORE


Five Leaves Left: NYCFC and the Playoffs

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From Last Word on Soccer, Martin Bihl Including Saturday’s match against FC Dallas, New York City Football Club have five opportunities to solidify their position in the playoffs. So I did little “back of the envelope” calculating, looking at who NYCFC were playing and who everyone else in the conference were playing, in order to […] READ MORE