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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.

In return to Yankee Stadium, Kreis 'couldn't be happier' with Orlando City performance

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NEW YORK —Jason Kreis sat in a familiar spot on the podium on Sunday afternoon. He fielded questions from the New York media following a statement win at Yankee Stadium, sitting in front of an NYCFC logo felt likehis own just over a year-and-a-half ago.

Harrison, Villa punish porous Union in NYCFC win

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All it took was one major defensive mistake and a moment of total brilliance for New York City FC to leave Talen Energy Stadium with a 2-0 victory.

Jack Harrison made Keegan Rosenberry pay for a mistake on the left wing in the 52nd minute to give Patrick Vieira's side its first road points of the season.

NYCFC Notes: Adjusting formations, Pirlo's free kicks and more

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Of the 75 matches that New York City FC has played since its berth in the 2015 season, the contest against D.C. United on March 12 at Yankee Stadium is noteworthy. The 4-0 thrashing of DCU was arguably the top performance in club history.

NYCFC played a 4-3-3 system and created the illusion of large spaces at Yankee Stadium where the pitch appears smaller than many of the greens at Augusta National.

NYCFC Notes: Embracing change, lessons for Lewis and more

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Change is a good thing. Change triggers progress. Not all change is pleasant but overcoming a tough period can make you stronger.

The transformation in year three of the New York City Football Club has illuminated the varying effects of a makeover.

Limited to substitute role, McNamara makes case with game-winning goal

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Despite playing less than 30 minutes in New York City FC's 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, Tommy McNamara dazzled many as he scored the game winner.

Entering as a second half substitute for Andrea Pirlo, McNamara led NYCFC to victory with a second-half winner, helping his side overcome an early deficit.

NYCFC comes from behind to defeat Earthquakes

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New York City FC went down early on Saturday afternoon, but David Villa and co. were able to muster a comeback on home turf to earn all three points.

NYCFC won their second match of the season, beating the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

The scoring got started early, when Sean Johnson's tame clearance found Alex Callens.

With U-20 World Cup looming, Lewis looking to transition to pros with NYCFC

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Rookies inevitably feel pressure to begin their professional career. There's pressure to perform, pressure to acclimate themselves to a new environment. The game stays the same but the stakes are immeasurably higher as the sport suddenly becomes so much more than it once was.

Like any professional newcomer, Jonathan Lewis is experiencing that level of pressure for the first time as he sets himself up for what should be a big year for club and country.

Vieira remains committed to seeing NYCFC build from back even as principles change

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New York City FC center back, Maxime Chanot, was on the edge of the box in position to build out of the back and received a firm pass from his new goalkeeper, Sean Johnson. His teammates had created a large attacking shape on either side and in front of him.

Moralez brings something "completely different" to NYCFC

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New York City FC supporters have been noisy on social media in the off-season, curious as to what prominent Designated Player the club would obtain to replace retired legend Frank Lampard.

While Maxi Moralez may not rank with Sami Khedira in name recognition, the 5-foot 3-inch attacking midfielder may be NYCFC's most essential acquisition since star forward David Villa.

NYCFC signs Moralez as Designated Player

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Following the departure of Frank Lampard, NYCFC went out in search of their third Designated Player. They got him on Wednesday.

NYCFC announced Wednesday that the club has signed Argentinian midfielder Maxi Moralez as a DP. Moralez joins from Mexico's Club Leon, signing a three-year deal with NYCFC.

16-year-old Sands impresses Vieira, Villa in first NYCFC appearance

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Early in the 2016 MLS season, New York City FC's Director of Football Operations, Claudia Reyna, was asked to predict when his club would sign its first Homegrown player. Reyna indicated 2018 while admitting that it was an ambitious timetable.

16-year old James Sands may have accelerated the process.

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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.

SBI Question of the Day: What is Pirlo's best role with NYCFC?

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Even the most talented stars are at the mercy of their body's ability to perform at a high level. All the technique in the world can't prolong a career if your legs simply can't carry you, and that holds true for everyone on a long-term scale, though some rebel against it longer than others.

Larin brace leads Orlando City to road win over NYCFC

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Cyle Larin continuously brings his best when he faces off with New York City FC. The Canadian star has made a habit of torturing Orlando City's expansion partner, and he did so yet again on Sunday afternoon en route to a statement road win.

The Canadian international scored yet another brace against NYCFC, leading the Lions to a 2-1 road win at Yankee Stadium.

Villa, teammates in awe over 'perfect' long-distance strike

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David Villa is no stranger to scoring magnificent goals. He's also familiar with attempting to chip Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake.

In the last meeting between New York City FC and the Union on June 18, 2016 at Yankee Stadium, the Spanish legend barely missed a chance to score a stunning goal against the Jamaican goalkeeper.

D.C. United controls NYCFC en route to home victory

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A breakaway goal at RFK Stadium disrupted the otherwise solid New York City FC defense and NYCFC's early surge as a top Eastern Conference team.

A lightning-quick sprint and shot after a NYCFC back line miscue from DC United's Lloyd Sam provided the breakthrough while Luciano Acosta added another as D.

NYCFC punished for missed chances in tie with Impact

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New York City FC squandered opportunity after opportunity to put away the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Shot after shot went wide of the mark as NYCFC failed to properly seal what should have been a runaway home win.

Eventually, the Impact made NYCFC pay for their missteps, stealing a hard-fought point at Yankee Stadium.

The Best of MLS Week 2: Martinez, NYCFC and more

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The cold in the northern half of the United States wasn't enough to stop two of the hottest performances of MLS Week 2. Atlanta United dismantled Minnesota United's back line for six goals, while New York City FC downed D.C. United with ease in frigid temperatures at Yankee Stadium.

Elsewhere, a Western Conference rookie continued to impress and a few unexpected sides extended their perfect records into Week 3.

After years with Fire, Johnson embracing challenge of anchoring NYCFC backline

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The cities of New York and Chicago have always been just a bit different, even if they have plenty in common. They're two of the most recognizable metropolitainsin the world, but both present an entirely different vibe. They aren't traditional rivals by any means, except when it comes to pizza, even if their respective sports franchiseshave collided for plenty ofmemorable momentsin the past.

First half onslaught leads NYCFC to lopsided win over D.C. United

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NEW YORK New York City FC was held relatively quiet in their season opener, but there was little D.C. United could do to prevent an attacking onslaught on Sunday afternoon.

A trio of first half goals proved more than enough for NYCFC, who cruised past D.

Report: Diskerud nearing move to Sweden

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Mix Diskerud's contract with New York City FC was bought out last week, and it appears the midfielder could beset to resume his career back in Europe, at least temporarily.

According to ESPN, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is close to securing a loan to Swedish side IFK Goteborg.

Orlando City's strong defensive outing paves way vs. frustrated NYCFC

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ORLANDO, Fla. — New York City FC was the better side in terms of keeping possession.New York City FC was the better side in terms ofcreating chances. New York City FC was the better side in terms of keepingits players on the field.

None of that was enough to ruin Orlando City's festive night, though.

Larin's early goal stands as Orlando City opens new stadium with win

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Orlando City suffered a big blow early on, but refused to let anything ruin its housewarming party.

After losingKaka just 11 minutes into the match, Orlando Citygot a goal from striker Cyle Larin and hung on for a 1-0 victory over New York City FC in the Lions' stadium opener on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,527.

NYCFC exercises buyout on Diskerud

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The offseason saga of Mix Diskerud has come to a close, at leastthe chapter at New York City FC. The castoff midfielder, who was not a part of Patrick Vieira's plans in the preseason, is now free to find a new home.

While announcing its 2017 regular-season roster, NYCFC also made it public that it exercised the one allotted buyout of a guaranteed contract on Diskerud's deal.

MLS Ticker: Diskerud back on NYCFC roster, Frei close to returning and more

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The curious tale of Mix Diskerud's whereabouts and club future took its latest turn, as the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder was named to the New York City FC roster for the Desert Diamond Cup.

Although he was named to the squad for the preseason tournament, Diskerud won't be in the club's plans for the 2017 season, according to Empire of Soccer

Diskerud is a precarious position because NYCFC does not want him back and his current MLS salary is too much for most clubs in and out of the league to take on.

Signing of Finnish international Ring latest move in busy winter for NYCFC

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It was three years before Alexander Ring placed himself in front of a camera for a televised interview while at FC Kaisterslatuern in 2. Bundesliga.

"I'm here to play soccer, not to do interviews," he told the reporter on FCK.TV in August of 2016. Ring spoke with conviction and a warm smile.

Lampard announces retirement from playing career

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For many fans around the world,Thursday marks the end of an era in their soccer-viewing lives.

On an Instagram post Thursday morning, former New York City FC, Chelsea and England midfielderFrank Lampard announced his retirement from his playing career.

MLS Ticker: Dos Santos called up to Mexico squad, NYCFC makes signing and more

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The American players based in Major League Soccer aren't the only ones getting called up for friendlies during the preseason. Giovani dos Santos was named to the Mexico squad for El Tri's February 8 friendly against Iceland.

Dos Santos is the only player outside of Liga MX to be called into Juan Carlos Osorio's 23-man squad for the friendly at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

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NYCFC Notes: Defensive struggles for Wallace, Shelton remains hamstrung and more

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Following the acquisition of Rodney Wallace nearly three weeks into the pre-season, New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira suggested that he considered Wallace a winger – not a fullback.

Although Wallace has performed both roles in his nine years as a professional, Vieira welcomed the Costa Rican international into the NYCFC fold with one positional intention – left wing in a three-man front.

Diskerud vents frustrations in lyrical Instragram post

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The Mix Diskerud saga at New York City FC has been ongoing for a significant part of the team's two seasons, but may be reaching a close in the near future, if his lyricalInstagram post is any indication.

Diskerud took to social media on Sunday to vent his frustrations about his treatment in a not-so-cryptic, poetic format.

Sean Johnson looking to lift NYCFC following offseason trade from Fire

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With the Jacksonville portion of pre-season completed, Sean Johnson could relax with his New York City FC teammates and soak in the the American tradition of Super Bowl Sunday.

Johnson grew up in Lilburn, Georgia and attended Brookwood High School, sharing notable alumni status with former Atlanta Falcons placekicker, Jason Elam.

Friday Kickoff: Lampard, Aguero, Ronaldinho and more

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One Premier League club reached out to Frank Lampard prior to his retirement while one of the league's top stars is determined to stay.

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement says the club tried to sign Frank Lampard to help with the club's push in the relegation battle.

MLS Ticker: Molino dealt to Minnesota, Atlanta adds another defender, and more

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On a day when Atlanta United dominated the MLS news cycle, its expansion cousin Minnesota United reportedly made a huge splash.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Minnesota will acquire winger Kevin Molino and goalkeeper Patrick McLean from Orlando City in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.