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



Three Things I Noticed: Red Bulls Fall To Sounders 3-1

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joseph Goldstein (SEATTLE, WA)- The New York Red Bulls dropped their first MLS regular season game in eight months losing 3-1 to Seattle Sounders at Centurylink field Sunday evening. Seattle feasted on the Red Bull’s high press, countering with deadly efficiency. The Red Bulls needed to limit their mistakes […] READ MORE



Three Questions for the 2017 Seattle Sounders Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Daniel Sperry After coming back from the depths of the Western Conference table to start the 2016 summer, the Seattle Sounders sacked longtime manager, Sigi Schmid, got Nicolas Lodeiro, and then went on to dominate the rest of the season. They squeaked into the playoffs as the fourth team, […] 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


Seattle Sounders 2016 Season Review

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The Seattle Sounders experienced a roller coaster of a season. They had the highest of preseason expectations that got thrown out the window early on with a horrible start. In the middle of summer, they fired Sigi Schmid, brought on Brian Schmetzer to replace him, and signed […] READ MORE


Homeward Bound: Why it’s Good NYCFC is not in the CCL

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Seconds after Roman Torres’ penalty kick hit the back of the net in Ontario, my twitter feed exploded with regret. Not for Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and the rest of the reds. But for NYCFC, who, many were trying to tell me, were the real losers on […] READ MORE