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Archives: New York City FC

Interview with ESPN’s Paul Carr on NYCFC, Soccernomics and MLS expansion

Posted on by Sam Dunn
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I recently caught up with Paul Carr, senior researcher for ESPN Stats & Information department, at a New York City FC game. We covered a lot of stuff — MLS’s international break problem, the new book from Stefan Szymanski of … Continue reading

Carles Puyol considering joining New York City FC or Qatari team

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has resumed training and is rumored to be considering coming out retirement in order to play in the United States or sign a lucrative deal in Qatar. Puyol, after struggling struggling with persistent knee injuries, retired … Continue reading

NYCFC striker David Villa holding out hope for future Spain call up

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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New York City FC striker David Villa is still hopeful of being called up to the Spanish national team, despite not being included in Vicente del Bosque’s squad for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and their friendly in the … Continue reading

Frank Lampard has no regrets about how his final Premier League season has developed

Posted on by PA Sport
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Frank Lampard has no regrets over how his final Premier League season has developed – but is eagerly awaiting the next chapter of his career in the United States. Former England midfielder Lampard is playing out the season with Manchester … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 2; New York City FC starts out strong

Posted on by Peter C
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The attendance figures for gameweek 2 of MLS are in, with New York City FC getting a strong start with an attendance of 43, 507 at Yankee Stadium in its opening home game of the club’s history. Fellow new MLS … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Dave Martinez and Jeff Kassouf live from 10-11:15am ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guests Dave Martinez and Jeff Kassouf. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Martinez will discuss … Continue reading

After a feel good MLS opening weekend, get ready for a Yankee Stadium downer this Sunday

Posted on by Steve Davis
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The MLS labor crisis was mercifully averted. Overall quality remains on the rise. Officials are cracking down on persistent infringement, an initiative so long overdue that it hurts. A lot is moving in the right direction in Major League Soccer. … Continue reading

Barcelona midfielder Xavi says he’s glad he didn’t leave club

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says he’s glad he didn’t leave the club this season. Last summer, the 35-year-old was linked with a move to new MLS franchise New York City FC, as well as the Qatari side Al Arabi. At the time, Barcelona … Continue reading

Orlando City 1-1 New York City FC match report; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Florida has been kicked around by critics for years as a place where professional soccer could not thrive. But as I wrote on Thursday, things have changed in three major Florida markets. Foremost among them is Orlando who played its … Continue reading

Barcelona midfielder Xavi set to join New York City FC in 2016, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to the Spanish radio show El Larguero, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is set to join New York City FC in 2016. Last summer, reports surfaced linking the Spain international with the new Major League Soccer franchise – as well … Continue reading

Leaked photos of MLS team jerseys for 2015 season

Posted on by Ben Weich
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With just one week to go until the start of the 20th MLS season, several high-profile kits have been leaked on social media for expectant fans to pour over, analyze and dissect. World Soccer Talk gives you the run-down, and our … Continue reading

MLS championships odds are out; See who the books favor

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Since the L.A. Galaxy ushered in the Designated Player era with David Beckham’s ballyhooed signing back in 2007, we have all argued about whether spending big for stars was “essential” or merely “helpful” in the MLS title chase? Oddsmakers have … Continue reading

MLS is growing at an exceptional rate and bringing it closer to the world’s elite leagues

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Major League Soccer is constantly being lambasted as a retirement league – a comfy setting where older players in the twilights of their careers can earn good paychecks, while experiencing famous cities like Seattle, New York and Los Angeles (no … Continue reading

David Villa scores first goal in New York City FC history

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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David Villa scored the first goal in the history of new Major League Soccer side, New York City FC, during a 2-0 friendly win over the Scottish Premier League club, St. Mirren. The 33-year-old forward broke the scoreless game in … Continue reading

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done. There’s no … Continue reading

Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The recent events regarding Frank Lampard have brought the question of foreign ownership in the U.S. professional soccer leagues back into the spotlight. The Lampard saga has highlighted a growing trend of investment from foreign owners into the United States professional … Continue reading