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Archives: New York City FC

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

Frank Lampard in numbers; Ahead of return to Chelsea in City colors

Posted on by PA Sport
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Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is poised to return to Stamford Bridge for the first time in opposition with Manchester City on Saturday. Here Press Association Sport looks at Lampard’s career in numbers. 11,000,000 – the fee, in pounds, paid … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Blasts ‘Lies and Nonsense’ About City Contract Nightmare

Posted on by PA Sport
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Frank Lampard has sought to draw a line under the controversy regarding his extended stay at Manchester City and insisted he will join New York City FC in the summer. There has been confusion over the precise nature of Lampard's … Continue reading

MLS Digs a Deeper Hole By Spinning Frank Lampard Fiasco

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott dug MLS a deeper hole when he claimed today that he’s not sure why the Frank Lampard deal got characterized as a loan and refused to admit that New York City FC fans got duped … Continue reading

Frank Lampard/New York City FC Fiasco Clouds MLS Progress Made Under Don Garber

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The past few weeks have been tumultuous ones for America’s top professional soccer division. Instead of slowly transitioning the league’s marketing to its new superstars and priming the way for its new high-profile clubs, the top office has instead been … Continue reading

Lampard Extension at Manchester City is a Travesty For MLS

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Back in July, I wrote a column praising New York City FC’s signing of Frank Lampard. Except now, more than five months later, it’s unclear if NYCFC ever really signed Lampard in the first place. What we have here is … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Is Better Off at Manchester City Than New York, Says Pellegrini

Posted on by PA Sport
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed he could understand the frustration of New York City supporters after his victory in the fight for Frank Lampard's services. City are set to keep the former England midfielder until the end of the … Continue reading

How US Soccer Media Reacted to News That Frank Lampard isn’t Joining MLS Until May

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Questions persist regarding the revelation today that Frank Lampard reportedly was not a New York City FC player (even though he was paraded out in front of the US soccer media this past summer as their new signing). Instead, he … Continue reading

What Frank Lampard’s Deal Means for NYCFC, MLS, Manchester City and the Player

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Call it the New Year’s Eve Earthquake. The reaction to the news that Manchester City has decided to keep Frank Lampard until the end of the European season sent shockwaves through social media and the American soccer community this afternoon. But … Continue reading

Manchester City Extends Frank Lampard Loan Until End of May or Early June

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Manchester City has extended the loan of Frank Lampard from New York City FC until the end of the 2014/15 season. In a blow to NYCFC and MLS, Lampard — who was originally scheduled to join the brand-new MLS club in … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Believes Chelsea Was Right To Let Frank Lampard Leave

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the club made the right decision by allowing Frank Lampard to leave as a free agent this summer. The Portuguese boss believes that if the Blues had decided to keep the 36-year-old it … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Can Still Play a Vital Role for Manchester City

Posted on by Matt Jones
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As the twilight of players’ careers typically approach, pace, intensity and fitness typically dwindle. But for those few who have made a career out of sticking the ball in the back of the net, that desirable attribute of being in … Continue reading

Manchester City Boss Pellegrini Wants Frank Lampard Extension

Posted on by PA Sport
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made clear he wants to prolong Frank Lampard's loan and hopes a decision can be made soon. Former England international Lampard, who was released by Chelsea at the end of last season, has made … Continue reading