David Villa

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers vs. New York City FC: How to Watch, Match Chat [3:00]

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

The Portland Timbers have finally returned to the Rose City and notched their first win of the season, but now they will have to face off against the current top team in Major League Soccer, New York City FC.

While thanks to their early road struggles the Timbers are still in the basement of the Western Conference, above only the Seattle Sounders, NYCFC are unbeaten in seven.

The MLS report: Laundry week

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
It's time for the recap of the week that was in MLS. We take a look at a marquee matchup, some clean sheets, and how the Union's next opponent fared.

NYCFC continues to prove itself as one of the elite teams in MLS

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

It's almost impossible for NYCFC to go under the radar. It's just the nature of the club. Big city, big stars, big expectations and, ultimately, big eyeballs on the team week in and week out.

Yet, somehow, NYCFC has somehow, someway quietly kickstarted the season in historic fashion, and the hot start has at least one coach believing Patrick Viera's side is the best MLS has to offer at this point in time.

MLS Week 4: A Look Ahead

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Major League Soccer's shortened Week 4 slate may be overshadowed by the international break and the countdown to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's debut next week, but there's still some intrigue surrounding Saturday's games.

The trio of Western Conference matchups faces a striker reuniting with his old team, a hot attack looking to extend its fantastic start and a club attempting to bounce back after a tumultuous trip down South.

The MLS report: Matchday 3

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
It was a colorful weekend in MLS with a shade of sky blue and some reds sprinkled in. PSP's MLS recap is here.

News Roundup: No One Likes Us, MLS on Twitter, and the future of the USMNT

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 3 views
Plus Fred gets a promotion, another Atlanta attendance record, and Arsenal's investment pays off.

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Also: Union preseason date, Blake's European ambition, Rutgers article, RSL acquisition, MLS long-shot video, Female Young Player of Year, ManU loses, soccer books for Xmas

Giovinco, Almiron, Valeri headline MLS Best XI

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

With MLS Cup right around the corner, the league has announced the 11 players that make up the 2017 Best XI.

Sebastian Giovinco, Miguel Almiron and Diego Valeri headline the MLS Best XI determined by media, MLS players and MLS technical staff. Toronto FC leads the way with three representatives as Giovinco is joined by Justin Morrow and Victor Vasquez while Atlanta United and Sporting KC each see two players named to the squad.

Some Soccer News for Nov 10, 2017

Du Nord at related • 0 views
It's Day 314 of 2017.


Stefano Pinho of Miami named winner of NASL Golden Ball
-Huge congrats to him.

dN

NASL Final on Sunday, and USL Final on Monday.
(see below for details)

dN

du Nord Futbol's 2017 MLS Awards:

MVP: Diego Valeri

Newcomer: Josef Martinez

Rookie: Julian Gressel

Coach: Veljko Paunovic

Best 11:
  • G (1) Tim Melia
  • D (4) Tyler Adams, Roman Torres, Ike Opara, Justin Morrow
  • M (4) Diego Valeri, Michael Bradley, Romain Alessandrini, Victor Vazquez
  • F (2) David Villa, Josef Martinez

dN

I was the guest on a podcast this week, talking MNUFC and many other hot topics, hosted by two slightly askew guys - The Dave's I Know.

Crew rip New York City 4-1 in MLS playoffs

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

New York (AFP) – Norwegian striker Ola Kamara scored in the sixth minute and the host Columbus Crew thumped 10-man New York City FC 4-1 Tuesday in a Major League Soccer playoff match.

Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful added second-half goals after NYCFC lost Alexander Callens to a red card in the 52nd minute, putting the Manchester City-owned side in a major hole in the two-match, total goals series.

Crew rip New York City 4-1 in MLS playoffs

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

New York (AFP) – Norwegian striker Ola Kamara scored in the sixth minute and the host Columbus Crew thumped 10-man New York City FC 4-1 Tuesday in a Major League Soccer playoff match.

Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful added second-half goals after NYCFC lost Alexander Callens to a red card in the 52nd minute, putting the Manchester City-owned side in a major hole in the two-match, total goals series.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 30

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

While the Supporters' Shield race wrapped up on Saturday, the playoff race tightened thanks to some results across MLS.

Toronto FC sealed the Supporters' Shield by defeating the New York Red Bulls. (READ)

The Columbus Crew locked up a playoff berth with a win over D.C. United. (READ)

FC Dallas' playoff hopes took a hit with a tie in Orlando.

Nikolic, Villa score as Fire and NYCFC draw

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

The goalscoring designated players took center stage at Toyota Park as the Chicago Fire drew 1-1 with New York City FC on Saturday.

The opener came after 20 minutes, with Nemanja Nikolic scoring his 21st goal of the season. The Hungarian scored after a defensive gaffe by the away side, eventually resulting in the him winning the ball inches from the goal line and easily scoring.

MLS Awards season is just over a month away

Sounder at Heart at related • 0 views

The major awards have some clear leaders.

It's not that I've locked in my votes yet. We are still over a month away from the voting period, but there are certain MLS awards where there are clear leaders. There is also a single team that is so good that it will flood the Best XI without winning an individual award.

David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco top MLS player ratings in FIFA 18

Soccer By Ives at related • 1 view

Player ratings are beginning to come out for the upcoming release of FIFA 18 and their top MLS players are far from surprising.

Leading he way with an 82 overall rating are David Villa of New York City FC and Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC. The duo is made up of the last two players to win the league's MVP award and both are making strong cases for winning it again this year.

Around The Forest: Diego Valeri making the case for MVP

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

ATLUD raising money for hurricane victims, how will TFC attack the rest of the season and more!

Portland:

The MLS Wrap: Diego Valeri making MVP case | Goal.com
Major League Soccer's MVP race has felt like a foregone conclusion for some time. David Villa has been putting together a season even better than he had in 2016 when he won MVP honors, and with New York City FC looking like a serious title contender, it was tough to see anyone posing a real threat to Villa winning the award again.

Major Link Soccer: Will Harry Kane be Ronaldo and Messi good?

Sounder at Heart at related • 0 views

His national team manager seems to think so

MLS

Who are the best goalscorers in MLS History? The Best XI includes one former Sounders coach and arguably should have Oba Martins but doesn't.

The playoffs are approaching and while the Mariners have started to see their chances slip away, the Sounders haven't.

Around The Forest: NYCFC’s David Villa nervous returning to Spain squad

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

Haley Raso wins NWSL honors, FC Dalls SG's teams with rivals for hurricaine Harvey relief and more

Portland:

Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso named NWSL Player of the Week | Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso was named the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 18, it was announced today.

MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Rivalry Week is here once again!

Major League Soccer is going all out this weekend with most of the major rivalries taking center stage, starting with the New York derby on Friday night at Red Bull Arena.

Sunday's trio of nationally televised games feature the 401 Derby, California Clasico and the showcase piece of the Cascadia Cup.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs New York City FC: Coverage Hub

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

The Portland Timbers face their second home challenge of the year against a soaring New York City FC team. Will the Timbers defense be able to withstand the top attacking pressure of David Villa and co? Or will they once again fall apart in the last fifteen minutes of the match? Stay tuned and watch this space for all of our pre- and post-match coverage.

Storylines: NYCFC vs Portland Timbers

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

The Timbers travel to the city that never sleeps

The Story So Far

With the international break over, we can return to our regularly scheduled programming. The last time we saw the boys in green and gold was the derby with Seattle that finished in a 1-1 draw, a decent result on the road in a hostile environment.

Andre Blake

Fantasy Focus: I am Josef

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

Busting some Caps.

Benny's Army led this round with a score of 114 points, even despite the absence of suddenly-inactive David Villa:

Josef Martinez (ATL, $11.0) led the way with an armband-aided 36 points on the strength of a hat trick, and none of the four midfielders scored fewer than 8 points.

Andre Blake is not the answer

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Andre Blake deserves the money, but it shouldn't be coming from the Union, writes Christian Sandler.

MLS-New York City FC

David Villa is making the most of his time in New York, on and off the field

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

NEW YORK — David Villa is a busy man and, as he sat backstage at the SoHo Apple Store on Monday, his phone buzzed and buzzed. Text messages flew in, illuminating an NYCFC logo even as he was surrounded by friends, partners and confidantes. The vibrating phone sits on the long conference table in front of him, and it serves as an obvious reminder of the fact that there is barely a moment's rest for New York City's biggest soccer star, even on his off day.

NYCFC looking to better close out games following narrow win over Galaxy

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

NEW YORK —The dash to the finish line could have been much easier, but New York City FC made things more difficult than they needed to be.

NYCFC won for the second straight week, defeating the LA Galaxy, 2-1, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday evening. While collecting three more points in the home opener was the biggest takeaway, NYCFC stressed after the match the need to close out games better.

NYCFC prepares for life with Jack Harrison

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

While Jack Harrison watched his new team at Middlesbrough play to a disappointing home draw with Sheffield Wednesday earlier this week, his former club at New York City FC continued pre-season preparations without their valuable cog from a season ago.

Following more than two weeks of speculation, Harrison landed in Manchester on Tuesday to sign a deal with NYCFC's sister club, Manchester City FC.

David Villa hopes to represent Spain at World Cup

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Despite going three years between international call-ups, New York City FC striker David Villa is determined to work his way into the Spain squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia.

"I know that Lopetegui is watching me and that I'm one of the attacking candidates," Villa told Efe.com.

David Villa makes Spain cameo, leaves camp with training injury

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

David Villa came on near the end of Spain's 3-0 thumping of Italy in Madrid to roaring applause from the Spanish faithful, but will not feature in their upcoming match in Vaduz against Liechtenstein.

The once World Cup champion came on for Isco in the 89th minute of Saturday's match. He didn't do much aside from make a couple passes, but the fans were happy to see their nation's all time leading goal scorer make brief cameo anyway.

David Villa relishing 'dream' return to Spain national team

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Photo by Brad Penner/USA Today Sports

David Villa had largely given up hope of a Spanish national team return. Sure, part of him knew that the world of international soccer was always shifting, that there was some scenario that could see him return to La Roja. The optimist in him knew there was still a glimmer of hope that he could represent his country one more time, but the realist knew that chance became less likely day by day throughout his three-year absence.

David Villa receives Spain call-up for World Cup qualifiers

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Phoyo by Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

David Villa is returning to the Spanish National Team.

The NYCFC forward is set to join Spain for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Lichtenstein and Italy. Villa will take the roster spot of Diego Costa, who remains in self imposed exile from Chelsea.

NYCFC Notes: Jonathan Lewis emerges, Patrick Vieira Meets Joe Girardi and more

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports

Team can be defined as a group of people coming together to achieve a common goal. With contributions from myriad sources within the squad during the course of the season, New York City FC suits the description.

The most recent to emerge from the 26-member first-team is rookie Jonathan Lewis.

bastian schweinsteiger

News Roundup: Union men on national team duty, the Crew Seek investors in Ohio, and a rough weekend for women’s soccer

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Also pre-season starts, the Fire plan a trip to Bavaria, and silly season gets down to business.

Season review: Alejandro Bedoya’s year

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Photo by Earl Gardner Did the Philadelphia Union get the most out of Alejandro Bedoya this year? Did he provide what you'd expect a U.S. National team member to? Did he live up to expectations? I'd venture to guess that a lot of Union supporters would answer "no" to the [...]

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/13/17

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

No bad lucks with these links

Philadelphia Union News

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Press Scrum
A few thoughts from Coach Curtin.

Bedoya: Tuesday night in Trinidad & Tobago ‘freaking sucked'
Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya got emotional Thursday talking about the U.

Spain

Around The Forest: Why Landon Donovan came out of retirement

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

Also: Parson's talks Thorns draft picks, David Villa wants to be a part of the World Cup, DaMarcus Beasley re-signs with Houston and more!

Portland

2018 NWSL College Draft | Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons discusses the selections | Portland Timbers
With back-to-back picks in the first round and a trade into the third round, it was a busy day for Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons and his staff at the 2018 NWSL College Draft in Philadelphia.

David Villa excited, nervous for return to Spanish national team

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

David Villa, New York City FC forward, and the leading goal scorer in MLS, is making a shock return to the Spanish national team. He last represented his country in the 2014 World Cup, when Spain was bounced in the group stage after winning the whole thing four years earlier.

While the call-up is "a dream come true" for the reigning MLS MVP, he still feels the nerves from returning after such a long absence.

The Rest

Know Thy Enemy: The British (Owned Soccer Team) Are Coming, Again

The Bent Musket at related • 0 views

The squad from Manchester, England, currently quartered in New York City, moves up the coast in an attempt to continue their dominant 2018 start. Can NYCFC break through in Fortress Foxboro though?

Today is a special day. I'm watching a Revs game in person. In New England.

That last qualifier doesn't happen a lot, because a three hour drive versus a two-hour train ride into NY/NJ is way easier for me from my post at TBM's Connecticut headquarters.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/2/2017

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

MLS Cup is set, the World Cup draw has been completed and more in today's links

MLS News

Sounders return to MLS Cup after 3-0 rout of Dynamo
The defending champions rolled through the Dynamo 5-0 on aggregate after their convincing two-goal win in Houston last week.

Some Soccer News for Nov 9, 2017

Du Nord at related • 0 views
It's Day 313 of 2017.


du Nord Futbol's 2017 MLS Awards:

MVP: Diego Valeri

Newcomer: Josef Martinez

Rookie: Julian Gressel

Coach: Veljko Paunovic

Best 11:
  • G (1) Tim Melia
  • D (4) Tyler Adams, Roman Torres, Ike Opara, Justin Morrow
  • M (4) Diego Valeri, Michael Bradley, Romain Alessandrini, Victor Vazquez
  • F (2) David Villa, Josef Martinez

dN

I made a podcast appearance with two slightly twisted guys last night - The Dave's I know.

Fire v New York City FC match preview

Fire Confidential | ChicagoNow at related • 0 views

What Are They All About? NYCFC

Clinched. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire qualified for the MLS playoffs for the first time since 2012. A resounding 4-1 win over San Jose coupled with a Montreal loss to NYCFC ensured that Chicago will be playing well into the Fall.