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


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


Last Word SC Radio: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jeff Cassar, USA vs. Honduras

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki Podcast (March 23, 2017) – Happy International Break fam! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Robert Kerr stops by to talk about the Chicago Fire. Then Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki talk about USA vs. Honduras. Last Word SC Radio: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jeff […] READ MORE


Three Questions for the 2017 Toronto FC Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Roy Emanuel It was a winter of great excitement and eventual frustration for Toronto FC in 2016, as the Reds reached their first-ever MLS Cup final. An incredible effort against the Seattle Sounders did not go as planned, but will certainly provide intense motivation for manager Greg Vanney’s side in […] 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


Rocky Mountain Cup 2016: Rapids Defense Costs Trophy 2-1 At RSL

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SANDY, UT (August 26, 2016) – The Colorado Rapids lost the 2016 Rocky Mountain Cup to Real Salt Lake on Friday night. RSL won the match 2-1 thanks to a brace from Yura Movsisyan and some poor defending from the Rapids. Rocky Mountain Cup 2016: Rapids Defense Costs Trophy 2-1 At RSL Once again, Colorado […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Union drops points at home to Real Salt Lake

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The Philadelphia Union returned home to Talen Energy Stadium Sunday night to face Real Salt Lake. The Union have been solid at home this season with only one loss to Vancouver Whitecaps. It was a hot and humid day but not enough for a mandatory water break. Prior to the game, it was evident that […] READ MORE


Hudson River Rivalry: Pressure all on Red Bulls

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The New York Red Bulls are in some trouble. Once again we have seen the Red Bulls struggle with being able to close out late in games. This past Sunday Jesse Marsch’s side took a 2-0 lead into the half versus the Philadelphia Union and were looking strong. However, for the fourth time in the […] READ MORE