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NYCFC shows off the brand new Etihad City Football Academy

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New York City FC will have no excuses for lax training sessions anymore as the club is set to move into a brand new training complex in Orangeburg, New York.

The club revealed their new first team training facility, the Etihad City Football Academy on Tuesday with a video posted to Twitter.

NYCFC signs 15-year-old Joe Scally to Homegrown contract

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New York City FC have made a historic Homegrown signing.

The club signed 15-year-old Joe Scally to an MLS contract on Wednesday, making him the second youngest player to sign a professional contract with the league. Only Freddy Adu was younger when he first went pro.

Scally is a product of the NYCFC Academy, where he joined in 2016.

Report: Man City to sign Harrison before sealing loan move to Middlesbrough

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Jack Harrison's move to England appears close with reports saying he's set for a big transfer and an immediate loan move.

According to the Northern Echo, Harrison is set to complete a transfer to Manchester City within the next 24 hours. He will immediately be loaned to Middlesbrough, according to the report, and will join the Championship club for the rest of the season.

Jack Harrison and NYCFC remain focused on preseason despite transfer rumors

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Jack Harrison's departure from New York City FC might seem inevitable amid growing transfer rumors. but New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira indicated that there have been no distractions through the first three days of preseason.

"The only thing I can tell you, since the first day Jack has been working really hard and really well," Vieira told reporters during a conference call on Tuesday.

David Villa hopes to represent Spain at World Cup

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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.

Sources: NYCFC to send Shelton to Sporting KC for Abdul-Salaam

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New York City FC and Sporting KC are set to address areas of needs by swapping a pair of 2015 first round picks.

Sources tell SBI that NYCFC is set to send Khiry Shelton to Sporting KC in exchange for fullback Saad Abdul-Salaam.

Shelton was originally drafted by NYCFC second overall in 2015, serving as the club's first ever draft pick.

Crew hold off NYCFC comeback, advance to Eastern Conference final against TFC

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The Columbus Crew entered Sunday's second leg against NYCFC with a three-goal advantage, and they needed every one of those three goals to survive their trip to Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC mustered a pair of goals on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overturn a 4-1 first leg beatdown. When all was said and done, the Crew narrowly held on, winning the Eastern Conference semi-final series, 4-3, to book a date with Toronto FC.

NYCFC faces long odds in second leg agaisnt Columbus

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"I expect them to sit back, have a deep block and go in to counter-attack," said NYCFC head coachPatrick Vieira.

"We think the best way to advance is by scoring a goal so we're going to be focused on attacking," Columbus Crew manager Gregg Berhalter told SiriusXM FC.

So, when the two teams square off in the second leg of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday with the Crew up 4-1.

Following first leg shellacking, NYCFC still holding onto hope of unlikely home comeback

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Heading into the postseason, the big focus for NYCFC was to avoid the failures of last season. Their postseason debut, a 2016 clash with Toronto FC, was over in the blink of an eye thanks to naive defending and a vicious attack. It ended 7-0 on aggregate and, at times, it didn't even feel that close.

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Portland

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Since returning to the Rose City, however, the Timbers have won two in a row – and their coach believes they're heading in the right direction, as underlined by Sunday's impressive defeat of league leaders New York City FC.

First leg looms large for NYCFC following playoff exit

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Scoring twice, recording a clean sheet, dominating possession and posting 16 shots sounds like a good day at the office for any team. Yet, for New York City FC, it wasn't enough.

A 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Yankee Stadium was met with disappointment, as it was not enough to overcome the 4-1 loss suffered days earlier in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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

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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.

MLS Week 8: Open thread

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Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

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  1. Major League Soccer will get a new look this weekend as 23 teams, including the Seattle Sounders, will be wearing the Parley Ocean Plastic jerseys as part of their Earth Day 2018 celebrations.

Must-Watch Goal: Alexander Ring

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It's been a long time since Alexander Ring found the back of the net. The Finland international hadn't scored a goal yet in Major League Soccer or since May 2016 professionally.

However, that all changed on Sunday night as Ring's blistering right-footed effort snatched a point for New York City FC in their 2-2 road draw at Atlanta United.

NYCFC remains unbeaten, earns draw with Atlanta United

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The top two teams in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference squared off on Sunday and they certainly did not disappoint.

New York City FC pegged Atlanta United back twice at Mercedes-Benz Stadium grabbing a point in a 2-2 draw.

Greg Garza bagged his first goal since September 2017, breaking the scoreless deadlock for Atlanta in the 29th minute.

RSL stress need for defensive improvement after ugly loss to NYCFC

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BRONX, N.Y, Dishing out three, four or five goals feels good. Eating three, four, or five goals does not.

Just ask Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

"We've got to look in the mirror," said Rimando, "and see what we've got to do better defensively and stop letting in goals because I'm tired of picking the ball out of the net.

NYCFC pastes helpless RSL to extend undefeated start

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BRONX, N.Y. — The goals came early and they came often, and the end result was yet another victory for a New York City FC side that is enjoying the best start of any club this year.

NYCFC extended its undefeated run in 2018 on Wednesday night by mauling a listless Real Salt Lake team, 4-0, at Yankee Stadium.

The MLS report: Week Zlatan

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MLS had quite the weekend. We'll recap the week that was with a look to the Pacific Northwest, a brief snapshot of the Union's next opponent, and touch on a certain someone's debut.

Moralez shines as NYCFC fight back for victory over Quakes

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Anytime you can remain in the game especially on the road, you're setting yourself up for good results. New York City FC kept their heads up at Avaya Stadium on Saturday night and it helped them to three points.

NYCFC bounced back from an early deficit and scored a pair of second-half goals to defeat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, for their fourth win of the season.

The MLS report: Week Four

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Another week, another Union bye. Here's the latest recap of the week that was in MLS.

MLS Ticker: Villa still in doubt, Impact add a defender, and more

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David Villa is unlikely to see the pitch for New York City FC when they take on the New England Revolution on Saturday.

The Spanish forward missed last weekend's match against Orlando City after suffering a calf strain in their 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy two weeks ago.

Villa is yet to resume full training with the squad, but is practicing on the side during full team sessions.

The MLS report: Matchday 3

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It was a colorful weekend in MLS with a shade of sky blue and some reds sprinkled in. PSP's MLS recap is here.

An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

MLS Ticker: RSL add TAM midfielder, Oniel Fisher to D.C., and more

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Real Salt Lake added a new midfielder from Croatia.

The club announced that it has used Targeted Allocation Money to sign Damir Kreilach from Union Berlin in the German 2. Bundesliga.

"We're really excited about bringing Damir in. He's got a ton of experience and challenges our depth immediately," said RSL general manager Craig Waibel in a club release.

Around The Forest: Sporting KC unveil state of the art training facility

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MLS Ticker: SKC sign Scottish winger, Timbers near deal for Paraguay international and more

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According to the Kansas City Star, Sporting Kansas City have signed Scottish winger Johnny Russell from Derby County in the English Championship.

The 27-year-old Russell has scored 94 goals since making his professional debut with Dundee United in Scotland at the tender age of 17. Since moving to Derby in 2913, he has made 203 appearances, scoring 34 times.

NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira: "We're going to be good enough to challenge Toronto"

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PHILADELPHIA New York City FC finished in second place in the Eastern Conference during the regular season last year and one goal short of reaching the conference finals.The club could have deemed that good enough to not have to make many changes to its roster ahead of the 2018 campaign, but it opted for a different approach in an effort to get deeper.

MLS Ticker: Sounders acquire Francis from Crew, Galaxy ink Norwegian defender to deal and more

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It took less than a week for the Seattle Sounders to fill the void left open by Joevin Jones' departure.

The Sounders acquired full back Waylon Francis from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.

The 27-year-old left back has played the last four season in Columbus, and he brings needed depth to the position in Seattle after Jones left the club for Darmstadt at the end of the 2017 season.

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Andrea Pirlo announces retirement

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One of soccer's all-time greats is hanging up his boots for good.

Andrea Pirlo announced through his Twitter account on Monday morning that he is not only leaving New York City FC, but the game as a whole as a player.

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- Andrea Pirlo (@Pirlo_official) November 6, 2017

The final stage of Pirlo's career may not have gone as planned with New York City FC, but he did record one goal and 18 assists in 60 games played.

‘My Journey Has Ended’ – Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football At Grand Old Age Of 38

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Andrea Pirlo has announced has retired from professional football following his final game in the MLS with New York City FC.

The 38-year-old came on for the final few minutes of New York's 2-0 win over Columbus Crew on Sunday after seeing his involvement dwindle to a trickle over the course of the prevailing season.

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MLS Playoff Preview: NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew

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There's still 90 minutes of soccer to be played in the Bronx, but NYCFC faces what is, at best an uphill climb, and, at worst, an absolute impossible task against the Columbus Crew.

In the wake of relocation talk and a slew of off the field debate, the Crew thumped NYCFC, 4-1, in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals to seal a resounding advantage heading towards Sunday's second leg at Yankee Stadium.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs New York City FC: Coverage Hub

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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.

Seeking writers and interns to gain valuable soccer journalism experience

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Philadelphia Union

Match preview: FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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As the Union head to Texas to face FC Dallas, Nick Fishman takes a look at what to expect Saturday evening in Frisco. Is this the week Philly rights the ship?

Union grab $175k for international roster spot from NYCFC; Blake and Ilsinho get green cards

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This adds to a pretty hectic day in Chester

The quick and dirty here? Philly gets $175,000 from a conference rival all while gaining a net of one international slot.

First let's look at the international slot that changes hands.

The Philadelphia Union give New York City FC one 2018 International slot for $175,000 dollars of General Allocation Money.

D.C. United

Union U15s complete GA Cup friendlies unbeaten

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The first edition of the U15 competition at the GA Cup ended over Presidents' Day weekend in Atlanta

A 2-0 win over D.C. United and a 1-1 draw with New York City FC completed the first edition of the Generation adidas Cup U15 friendlies over Presidents' Day Weekend in Atlanta with the Philadelphia Union U15 team going unbeaten in five games.

D.C. United to sign Saprissa midfielder Ulises Segura

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The Black-and-Red appear to be ready to sign their first non-MLS player of the offseason.

Following an initial report by Costa Rica reporter Yashin Quesada, reporter Miguel Calderon is saying that Deportivo Saprissa is releasing midfielder Ulises Segura to sign with D.C. United. The report has since been confirmed by Arch Bell, and we've also been able to independently confirm it.

D.C. United season review: Chris Korb

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The fullback goes under a less painful scope this time.

It was August of 2015 when Chris Korb tore his ACL when D.C. United were on the road against New York City FC and since then, the outside back had been working on getting back to some form of game shape. He had setbacks in 2016 that caused additional surgeries, and he was unable to make the 2017 preseason roster.