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Sean Johnson steps up to help NYCFC topple LA Galaxy for road win

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The LA Galaxy's home issues continued while NYCFC continued their ascent up the Eastern Conference table.

Goals from David Villa and Jonathan Lewis led NYCFC to a 2-0 win on Saturday at StubHub Center. The win is NYCFC's third in four matches while the Galaxy have not won a home game since an April 7 win over the Montreal Impact.

Following four-game win streak, Red Bulls frustrated by letdown against NYCFC

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NEW YORK Up a goal in the second half of Sunday's Hudson River Derby, the New York Red Bulls were riding mighty high. They entered Saturday on a four-game winning streak before finding themselves with a lead in Sunday's rivalry match. At worst, a point would have sufficed, especially on the road.

NYCFC Notes: Patrick Vieira looks to upgrade team, playing Andrea Pirlo and more

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The aspiration for Patrick Vieira is singular: win MLS Cup in his sophomore season as a first team coach with New York City FC. The Arsenal legend is also pragmatic and has resolved that there is little chance NYCFC can hoist the Cup in early December without roster reinforcements.

Sebastian Giovinco brace guides Toronto FC to massive win over NYCFC

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TORONTO – Coming into Sunday afternoon, Sebastian Giovinco trailed David Villa by five goals in the Golden Boot race. He made that race much closer on Saturday while leading his team to a statement win.

Injuries have derailed Giovinco's 2017 season, forcing the the Italian forward to miss four games at different stages of the campaign.

NYCFC Notes: Patrick Vieira learns from Chile, Fredric Brillant steps up and more

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While supporters jeered referee Allan Chapman and groaned at the prospect of their team playing down a man for extensive minutes against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira valued this inevitable coaching moment.

Vieira was among the 82,000 plus at Met Life Stadium last summer when Lionel Messi missed his penalty in the shootout and Chile defeated Argentina in the Copa America Centenario final.

NYCFC cruises past Minnesota United for fourth consecutive win

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Thursday night's match started with an NYCFC blunder but it certainly ended with a flourish from Patrick Vieira's side.

After conceding an early goal, NYCFC scored three unanswered to topple Minnesota United, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium. The win is NYCFC's fourth straight in league play while the Loons fall following a two-match unbeaten run.

SBI Spotlight: NYCFC's Sweat making most of second chance in MLS

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Just three-and-a-half years into his professional career, Ben Sweat has experienced a lot. He's felt the high of being drafted as a first round pick and the low of being promptly discarded just one year later. He's experienced the grind of working his way back up to where he feels he should be and the anxiousness that comes from wondering if he'd get an MLS second chance.

NYCFC signs U.S. U-17 defender Sands as club's first Homegrown player

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New York City FC has signed 16-year-old James Sands as their first ever Homegrown player.

The defender joined the NYCFC academy when it first began back in 2015 after playing locally with New York Soccer Club since he was 10 years old. He has represented the U.S. at the youth level, helping the team finish second in the CONCACAF U-17 Championships in May.

Villa brace pushes NYCFC to rain-soaked win over Sounders

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The rain stopped just about everything on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Routine passes fell short and players regularly soared across the grass like a child on a Slip N' Slide.

However, the rain simply couldn't stop David Villa and, ultimately, another NYCFC home win.

Trio of quickfire goals push Atlanta United past NYCFC

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Atlanta United always has the potential to score in bunches, and they did just that on Sunday to stun New York City FC.

Three goals in quick succession helped push Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over NYCFC at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Two of those goals came from Miguel Almiron, who now has five goals in his past two matches.

Kreis happy to be settled in Orlando City after several whirlwind years

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On Sunday night, New York City FC celebrated their fourth founding day anniversary with a convincing 3-0 win against Orlando City – their first conquest in four tries against the coach who initially guided the nascent franchise.

On December 11, 2013 – a little less than six months after New York City was founded Jason Kreis was selected head coach of the MLS expansion side.

Kreis takes shot at Vieira following Orlando City's loss to NYCFC

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For a variety of reasons, Orlando City and New York City FC have developed into natural rivals after coming into MLS as expansion partners. After Sunday's match, that rivalry saw a bit more fuel added to the fire.

Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis, who managed NYCFC in the club's inaugural season, took exception to several comments from current NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira.

Villa brace helps NYCFC end Orlando City's home unbeaten streak

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A comprehensive performance by New York City FC ended Orlando City's home unbeaten streak.

NYCFC extended their unbeaten streak to four behind a brace from David Villa, beating Orlando City, 3-0. With thewin, NYCFC also jumped Orlando to move into third place in the Eastern Conference.

NYCFC Notes: McNamara, Pirlo, RSL and more

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It was an important night for Tommy McNamara. A regular in the starting XI the previous season, McNamara had been relegated to reserve duty with the additions of Rodney Wallace, Maxi Moralez, Alexander Ring and emerging teenager Yangel Herrera. With Herrera departing for the U-20 World Cup and Andrea Pirlo back home in New York, head coach Patrick Vieira plugged McNamara into the starting group at FC Dallas on Sunday night.

Rapid-fire goals lead NYCFC to win over Atlanta United

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NEW YORK Sunday's match between New York City FC and Atlanta United was billed as a clash of two of the most potent attacks in MLS. It lived up to the hype in that regard, at least for one team.

NYCFC rode second half goals from Rodney Wallace and Maxi Moralez to a 3-1 win on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, earning the club their second straight win.

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Clock is ticking and no transfer news for NYCFC

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If the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday evening without additions to the New York City Football Club, there is a former French international who will not be pleased.

"Three," said NYCFC head coach, Patrick Vieira after training on Tuesday.

The Best of MLS: Week 22

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One of Major League Soccer's biggest superstars rose to the occasion in the biggest game of the weekend, while an Eastern Conference side surprised many with a victory at home over one of the top Western Conference clubs.

In addition to those performances, a rookie center back continued his stellar season and one of the best playmakers in MLS unleashed another stunning strike.

David Villa continues to carry NYCFC in derby victory

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There's a certain stigma when it comes to the older, star players from Europe coming over to Major League Soccer: they're just coming for one last big check. It's a stigma that has given MLS the unfair appearance of being a retirement league, especially when those big names don't perform and don't play hard.

David Villa hat-trick leads NYCFC to derby win over Red Bulls

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New York City FC has come from beind several times throughout the 2017 season, but they've never come back against their Hudson River rivals, the New York Red Bulls. That was untilSunday evening in the Bronx.

David Villa's first hat trick in New York City guided the Blues back from a one-goal deficit tolead NYCFC to a 3-2 victory, marking the first time in the club's short history that the Blues will take the annual three-match series from the Red Bulls.

NYCFC continues to show character through adversity

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Throughout the season, New York City FC has faced its share of challenges: injuries, international call-ups, having to bounce back from tough losses, so on and so forth. And throughout the season, NYCFC has responded to the challenge time and time again.

10-man NYCFC extinguish Fire for crucial home win

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Coming off of a disappointing draw against Toronto FC on Wednesday night, New York City FC started Saturday's match against the Chicago Fire with more aggression, physicality and, more importantly, energy. All of that paid off as the Blues took a crucial 2-1 win over one of Major League Soccer's top teams.

NYCFC suffers late draw on Toronto penalty

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A potential statement win for New York City FC turned out to be nothing more than a deflating draw Wednesday night in the Bronx.

Toronto took the early 1-0 lead on a goal by Ashtone Morgan in the 11th minute, as Morgan hit a cross first-time, drilling it past City keeper Sean Johnson.

David Villa wins ESPY for Best MLS Player

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Though lost in the U.S. Men's National Team focus last night, New York City FC's David Villa came away with a trophy at the 2017 ESPY Awards.

The 35-year-old star striker and captain of NYCFC walked away with the award for Best MLS Player at last night's show, beating out competition from Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges, and New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Whitecaps snap NYCFC win streak with late Reyna winner

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Yordy Reyna's introduction to the Vancouver Whitecaps faithful was a memorable one.

The 23-year-old forward made his presence known with an 88th minute winner, snapping New York City FC's four-game win streak with a 3-2 Whitecaps win. Despite falling behind just before halftime, and registering only one shot on goal in the first half, the Whitecaps came from behind against New York City FC to win on the power of second half goals from Jordan Harvey and Jordy Reyna.

NYFCFC Notes: Vieira Forced To Make Changes in Win Against Minnesota

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The New York City FC coaching staff, as part of its normal course of match preparation, had formulated a plan against the expansion Minnesota United Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the starting XI and the squad of 18, the scheme included pre-emptive problem solving and the anticipation of match scenarios.

Matarrita could be out 3-4 months with broken metatarsal in foot

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According to the Costa Rican National Team doctor, Ronald Matarrita has broken the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and could be sidelined for up to four months.

The New York City FC fullback suffered the injury in the early stages of Thursday's match against Minnesota United at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC continue run, show resiliency in win over Minnesota United

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RJ Allen was expected to start at right back for New York City FC in Thursday night's 3-1 win against expansion Minnesota United. Ethan White was expected to be on the bench, ready as a sub. Both missed a team meeting, so both got downgraded: Allen to the bench, White to the stands.

Marsch blames execution over system for Red Bulls woes

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"We're not changing it."

Jesse Marsch sat defiantly and spoke harsh truths in the pressroom. His New York Red Bulls had just lost a rivalry match in lackadaisical fashion at home. Questions about his week abroad and lack of cohesion permeated the press conference.

Physicality and sacrifice help NYCFC earn first win at Red Bull Arena

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The message on thewhite board inside New York City FC's locker room said "what are you willing to sacrifice?"

Throughout the first seven matches that NYCFC and the New York Red Bulls have played, the Red Bulls have always played as the aggressor. For the last two years, NYCFC was never able to keep up with the physicality that the Red Bulls brought to the field, utilizing the high press to defeat NYCFC in six of the first seven overall matches.

Red Bulls beginning accept NYCFC as main rival

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From a certain standpoint, there is no need to question the legitimacy of the rivalry between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC. The geographic distance or lack thereof makes the dynamic between the sides fit the international definition of a derby.

Villa looking to provide more to NYCFC after netting 50th MLS goal

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It may have taken New York City FC captain David Villa a bit longer than he would've liked to net his 50th goal in Major League Soccer. However, the 35-year-old striker likes the save his best for when it's needed most and some were not as surprised about it than most.

Despite loss, Vieira enjoys challenge against Red Bulls

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New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira enjoys the day-to-day grind and process of this project that is NYCFC. Despite the recent reports of overseas clubs wanting the former Arsenal and French legend, he's all about building this club, through the good days and the bad.

NYCFC rallies to defeat Union with two late goals

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New York City FC needed some time to get back into the swing of things, but a pair of goals from Maxime Chanot and Alexander Callens helped them rally from a 1-0 hole en route to a much-needed 2-1 win Saturday in the Bronx.

After a mostly dull first half, the Union got on the board in the 69th minute on a goal by Fabrice Picault.

Kouassi equalizer ruins start of NYCFC homestand

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New York City FC's three-game homestand appeared to be off to a great start, but a late equalizer from the visiting New England Revolution forced the third-place side in the Eastern Conference to share the spoils on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The home side was ahead for 22 minutes in the second half, but it was taken away just four minutes before the final whistle by Xavier Kouassi in a 2-2 draw.

Vieira responds to 'personal attack' from Kreis

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Following Orlando City's loss to NYCFC, Jason Kreis made his feelings known. He wanted to see more respect from Patrick Vieira, especially in the aftermath of defeat.

On Thursday, Vieira responded to what he believes was a personal attack.

Speaking at NYCFC training on Thursday, Vieira said that he could not sit idly and not respond to Kreis, who he replaced as NYCFC manager before the 2016 season.

NYCFC Notes: Ring emerging as leader, Lopez "fantastic" in Sunday start

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Alex Ring prefers to provide leadership through his industrial work ethic. Considering the team response from a demoralizing loss at Real Salt Lake last Wednesday, it is likely Ring utilized his voice as well.

"I hate losing, it pisses me off," the New York City FC midfielder said following the 2-1 defeat to RSL.

Real Salt Lake ends losing streak, scoreless streak with win over NYCFC

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Real Salt Lake ended their four-match losing streak, and their scoreless streak, Wednesday night in their 2-1 win over New York City FC.

NYCFC scored the opening goal off of the foot of Sean Okoli in the fourth minute, putting RSL in an early hole.

McNamara goal secures NYCFC a draw against FC Dallas

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Both teams were tough throughout but a strong second half performance from New York City FC assured that the points would be shared between themselves and FC Dallas on Sunday.

While there were goals in the 1-1 tie, this was a night for the goalkeepers in Dallas.

David Villa signs one-year contract extension with NYCFC

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David Villa will be spending at least one more year in the Big Apple after being signed to a one-year contract extension.

The team's first signing, captain and record goal scorer shows no signs of slowing down following winning the MVP last season.

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NYCFC Notes: Herrera eyes Europe, Matarrita re-injures ankle

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While his Venezuelan teammates celebrated their performance in the U20 World Cup with an excursion to Paris, 19-year old Yangel Herrera instead caught the first flight back to New York and re-connected with the first team at New York City FC.

"Before joining the national team, I felt a little distressed for leaving my club at the moment we were," said Herrera through an interpreter.