By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - Following a six-game burst of games on Wednesday night, Major League Soccer will pause for two weeks of World Cup group stage matches in Russia. The league’s decision to take a World Cup break seems like the type of thing worth celebrating, especially in light of the rising number of internationals plying their trade in the American . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - On May 22, amid reports that he and his agent had flown to France to negotiate a deal with Ligue 1 club OGC Nice, Patrick Vieira told reporters that any claims that he was leaving NYCFC were flatly false. “It makes me smile, because of course there’s no contract being signed or anything like that,” Vieira said. “This is the wrong . . .
For the second day in a row, the soccer news puts the focus on NYCFC. It took less than a day from announcing the exit of coach Patrick Vieira for OGC Nice for New York City to name a new coach. The timing might have been surprising, but the connection wasn't. NYCFC once again took advantage of their investor/operator, with City Football Group moving Manchester City assistant Domenec Torrent to . . .
The soccer news starts with confirmation from NYCFC. It took awhile for the MLS club to make it official, but NYCFC announced on Monday morning that Patrick Vieira is indeed leaving for OGC Nice in France's Ligue 1. This is the first coaching change during the 2018 season, with NYCFC planning on quickly filling the position. How that works with City Football Group is an interesting question. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - The New York Red Bulls added to their bag of bragging rights against NYCFC with a 4-0 win in the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup on Wednesday night. With both teams playing second-choice lineups in a competition with rules regarding the use of foreign players, it was the Jersey side that got the best of their city rivals. Former Red . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - Here’s what we know about NYCFC midway through May of the 2018 season, the club’s fourth MLS campaign: The team is good, perhaps even good enough to win an MLS Cup this season. The organization is willing to spend money to put a quality product on the field. Head coach Patrick Vieira has a philosophy that makes his . . .
The soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls insisting on the NFL's version of geography. Once upon a time, they were the NY/NJ MetroStars, taking a clunky naming convention used by the New York/New Jersey Knights for the 1991 and '92 seasons of the World League of American Football. Like New York City's NFL teams and later the MetroStars, the Knights played at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 30, 2018) US Soccer Players – The Hudson River derby, possibly for the first time in its young history, will feature two teams playing in prime form. While the New York Red Bulls have dominated this rivalry since it started in 2015, NYCFC has looked strong in the past two years. That leads us to this season, where both the Red Bulls and NYCFC are playing like . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 25, 2018) US Soccer Players - There aren't many things that tie Arsenal Football Club to Major League Soccer. Even Stan Kroenke, investor/operator of the Colorado Rapids in addition to majority shareholder at Arsenal, doesn’t mean much on the field or in the stands. The Rapids and Gunners have that link in the boardroom and nowhere else of consequence. Two key . . .
NYCFC took their league leading record on the road on Sunday, losing to Portland 3-0. That result comes on the heels of plenty of praise for NYCFC this season and rumors linking their coach Patrick Vieira with the soon-to-be open Arsenal job. One game doesn't make a season, certainly not in MLS. However, NYCFC goes from obviously the best team in the league to perhaps the best team in the league . . .