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


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


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


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 vs. Orlando City SC Preview

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New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC Stadium: Camping World Stadium Location: Orlando, FL Time: 7:00 EST Three players who could impact the game Cyle Larin Cyle Larin is OCSC’s powerful target forward. He already has 12 goals this season and been linked to many top European clubs this year. In five games against NYCFC […] READ MORE


The Pope of Mope: Why You Should Worry About NYCFC

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I know, I know. It was just one game. And as Jason Hernandez rightly said, good teams get a point even when they don’t play their best. And yes, I would have gladly taken a point in San Jose last season. Hell, I would have taken one earlier this season. So I get it – […] READ MORE




One Love: One Thing Learned From NYCFC’s Victory Over NYRB

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I’m standing in Stan’s trying to make sense of what I’ve just seen – a team that looked absolutely abysmal five weeks ago not only just defeated their number one rival, but are now top of the eastern table. What? So as I drink one bourbon, one scotch and one beer, one thing occurs to […] READ MORE