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Archives: New York City FC

Andrea Pirlo officially signs with NYCFC to help playoff push

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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After weeks of speculation, Andrea Pirlo has officially signed with New York City F.C., one of MLS’s most recent expansion teams. Pirlo will head to New York and become the third designated player on the roster, alongside David Villa and … Continue reading

First-hand account of US Open Cup derby between New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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It’s the magic of the cup. A second division side drawn to play away from home against their local rivals, a “proper cup tie” some might call it. It’s David against Goliath, a potential giant killing, a banana skin, as … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo revealed as New York City FC player on club website

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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New York City FC’s very own website revealed that Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has joined the club, according to a page that was on its website on Tuesday night but was later removed after the details spread throughout … Continue reading

What the New York soccer derby was like for an American who spent time in England

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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After a year of living in London and attending quite a few matches, I came home to my native New York just in time for the biggest fixture on the New York soccer calendar, the Hudson River Derby between New … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard could help propel New York City FC into playoffs

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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Though Andrea Pirlo’s move to New York City FC hasn’t hit saga levels yet, it already feels rather tiresome. While nothing is official as of now, although in the world of football that can change in nanoseconds, Pirlo is expected … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo agrees contract with New York City FC, says report

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Andrea Pirlo is on the verge of being unveiled as the latest MLS and New York City FC star signing on Friday after agreeing personal terms with the Big Apple club, according to various sources. If and when he joins the team, … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 13

Posted on by Abe Asher

Here are the 10 things we learned from week 13 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando City is the league’s best show This week started strongly for Orlando City – the club announced last Wednesday that its new … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 12

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski The wait for Wondo’s 100th MLS goal wasn’t a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 11

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week eleven of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Seattle Is The Team To Beat The Sounders traveled up to BC Place to take on the front-running Vancouver Whitecaps, replaced Obafemi Martins … Continue reading

New York City’s future remains bright despite troubled start

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The results aren’t painting a pretty picture for New York City FC ahead of the biggest match in franchise history. NYCFC haven’t won since the middle of March. They’ve lost five of their last seven, with measly draws picked up … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek nine of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Sleepwalking in LA  Alan Gordon has, single-handedly netted LA somewhere around five of their 13 points this season. Without Gordon, who hit the … Continue reading

9 things we learned from MLS gameweek 8

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week eight of the MLS season. 1. Univision’s MLS English-language broadcasts are a disaster With MLS’ new TV deal, Univision was pushed into the spotlight with an exclusive Friday night game each … Continue reading

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