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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.

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MLS Week 22: A Look Ahead

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Major League Soccer is moving into a brave new world this weekend, one that some players are reluctant to enter.

Whether you like it or not, the VAR era is upon us, and it could have an effect on the 11 top-flight games across North America this weekend.

The biggest match on the schedule is the penultimate contest of the weekend at Yankee Stadium, where the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC partake in this season's second edition of the New York derby on Sunday.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 21

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It was a week of mismatches in MLS, as multiple teams won big.

Four teams won by an astounding 4-0 scoreline over the weekend. Toronto FC, the New York Red Bulls, Minnesota United, and the Vancouver Whitecaps all emerged victorious by that massive result.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 19

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Wednesday represented the much-awaited return of MLS after the short Gold Cup break, but a few teams found themselves returning to a nightmare on the field.

After a rain delay, the Montreal Impact got a winner from Blerim Dzemaili in a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: David Villa

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New York City FC went unbeaten in MLS play during the month of June, remaining a top contender in the Eastern Conference. Their best player and top goalscorer is now getting the recognition he deserves for a great month.

With three league goals in four matches, NYCFC forward David Villa is the SBI MLS Player of the Month for June.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 18

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The best team in MLS continues its fantastic season, a home unbeaten streak stayed in tact and a few struggling teams rebounded with wins at home.

New York City FC cruised past Minnesota United en route to a 3-0 win. (READ)

Will Johnson's goal lifted Orlando City to a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

NYCFC earn first derby win at Red Bull Arena

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New York City FC took bragging rights in New York derby on Saturday, recording their first win at Red Bull Arena as they dominated their rivals, the New York Red Bulls, in a 2-0 win on Saturday.

The first strike came from Jack Harrison in 33rd minute. Rodney Wallace began the play, working his way around a Red Bulls defender before finding Ben Sweat.

Villa scores 50th, 51st career MLS goals

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New York (AFP) – David Villa scored twice to lift New York City FC to a 2-1 win Saturday over the Seattle Sounders, becoming the fifth fastest player in MLS history to reach 50 career goals.

The reigning MLS MVP Villa needed just 78 games to score 50 goals as he leads all MLS players with 14 multi-goal games since he joined the league two years ago.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

New York Red Bulls

Xavier Kouassi back in training while recovering from quad strain

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The defensive midfielder is on the mend.

On Tuesday, good news emerged from Foxboro: Xavier Kouassi was "a full participant" in Tuesday's training, according to Revolution Writer and Editor Jeff Lemieux.

Kouassi went down with a quad strain six weeks ago during a dramatic 2-2 draw with New York City FC.

Three questions with Once A Metro

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We spoke with Jonathan Machlin of Once A Metro, SB Nation's New York Red Bulls blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and NYRB.

Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game) With the Open Cup on Wednesday against New York City FC and a match against them next Saturday, is there a chance the Red Bulls will overlook the Union this weekend?

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC: Player ratings

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Cristian Roldan proved himself to be the best swimmer in this ugly road loss.

Losing 1-2 on the road to a good New York City FC team is not a complete failure, but the Seattle Sounders were frustrated with the final result after taking a lead into halftime. Seattle is a finesse team that likes to keep the ball, work intricate passes, and utilize wide areas.

Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Tonight was a tough match. They worked hard. It was a sloppy field, it wasn't easy to play so the mentality was there, we just need the soccer part to be a little better." -Brian Schmetzer

Well that was somewhat similar to a soccer match. The Seattle Sounders traveled to Yankee Stadium just in time for a torrential downpour that made their 2-1 defeat to New York City FC more a game of lucky and unlucky bounces and sloshes than anything else.

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Sounders at New York City FC: Three Questions

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Your soccer Saturday starts with a 10 AM match on ESPN.

Both teams in Saturday's 10 AM ESPN match are coming off of midweek US Open Cup games. New York City FC used most of their best players and lost. Seattle Sounders FC used their USL team and won. That midweek action combined with international play may affect the early Saturday game, but more on the side of the Blues, rather than the Rave Green.

Scouting report: Taking a bite out of New York City FC

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How to beat the Manchester City youth squad/NYCFC

Who You'll Watch

The Sounders will travel clear across the country to take on New York City FC this Saturday. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 10:00 am PT (yeah, that's right). This is the one and only regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Scouting report: Taking a bite out of New York City FC

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How to beat the Manchester City youth squad/NYCFC

Who You'll Watch

The Sounders will travel clear across the country to take on New York City FC this Saturday. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 10:00 am PT (yeah, that's right). This is the one and only regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Philadelphia Union

Tactical analysis: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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NYC executed their tactical approach better than Philly and it paid off with a late win.

Halftime report: New York City FC 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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Unable to watch the match on MLS Live? Here's what you missed in the first half.

The Philadelphia Union and New York City FC go into the half scoreless in the Bronx.

Both teams seemed to take the first minutes of the game to feel one another out. In the tiny confines of Yankee Stadium, possession isn't a long-lasting affair, and neither team was able to get any long stretches on the ball.

2017 MLS Season: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union story stream

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The Philadelphia Union head to the Bronx after losing their first game in seven tries. They'll be without captain Alejandro Bedoya and young midfielder Derrick Jones, both of whom are out on international duty with the United States. They'll face off against a New York City FC team that has to play its third match in seven days, and will likely do so without Khiry Shelton and Andrea Pirlo.

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A Blueprint for Road Success?

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There's bad news, and good news for the Revolution going into Saturday's match at Yankee Stadium.

The bad news: they haven't won on the road this year.

The good news? They may have found the blueprint for the breakthrough.

Last weekend, the locals eked out a 1-0 home victory over the Whitecaps in a performance that didn't exactly entice a massive amount of clicks on its highlight reel.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Fire looking to bounce back quickly after end of 11-match unbeaten run

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has been a part of plenty of long winning streaks throughout his career. Playing for Germany and Bayern Munich will do that for you. He's been a part of some incredible teams and some incredible runs that have culminated in plenty of trophies and accolades.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The pickings may be slim, but the matchups should be entertaining, with Confederations Cup and MLS in action.

The afternoon will see the second semifinal of the Confederations Cup, this one between an inexperienced but impressive Germany and Mexico, who have struggled at times during the tournament.

Win it for me, legend Pirlo tells Juventus

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has told his former team-mates to win Saturday’s Champions League final for him.

“Here we are: Juve-Real in the Champions League final. I say ‘we’ because even if this time I will not be on the pitch, I will be the number one supporter,” the veteran midfielder wrote in a column for La Stampa, the daily based in Juventus’s home city of Turin.