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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.

MLS-New York City FC

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.

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.

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.

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.

Major League Soccer

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.

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.

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.

Union-NYCFC preview, USMNT, El Tri news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/3/17

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Union take on NYCFC in the Bronx today, read some links before the kickoff.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union look to start a new winning streak against a dangerous NYCFC team

Union have 'full confidence' in Warren Creavalle ahead of New York showdown
The Philadelphia Union's third-string defensive midfielder is a 26-year-old veteran with 113 MLS appearances.

Match Preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union travel to Yankee Stadium looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season. Can Jim Curtin find scoring depth? Will the back line contain David Villa? PSP gets you ready for Saturday's match against NYCFC.

David Beckham's stadium deal, San Jose Earthquakes new president: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/1/17

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New month, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

Marcus Epps makes MLS debut at Real Salt Lake
Another game, another MLS debut for the Union.

Union notes: International calls, leaning to the right and a mysterious guest at training
The lineup likely does not change this weekend, judging by the scrimmage we saw on Wednesday between the Union second team and Bethlehem Steel.

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.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

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.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 12

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A handful of league matches took place on Wednesday as week 12 in MLS kicked off with some midweek action.

The Philadelphia Union continued to cruise as Fafa Picault and Chris Pontius led the hosts to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. (READ)

Nemanja Nikolic continued his hot streak as his brace plus David Accam's goal gave the Chicago Fire a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.

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.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS newcomer is off to the best start?

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We are more than a quarter of the way through the 2017 MLS season. As always, there are some surprise teams and standout players, many of whom are new to the league this year.

Atlanta United and Minnesota United have provided the league with some extra attacking quality.

Major Link Soccer: Is New York City FC the best team in MLS?

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MLSsoccer.com believes they are if you look at expected goals.

Seattle

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei is up for Save of the Week. Frei made a wonderful left-handed save on Jozy Altidore's shot from the top of the box in the 40th minute.

Jess Fishlock of the Seattle Reign is up for Goal of the Week.

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.

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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.

Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC quick reference

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Highlights from our recaps and analysis/player ratings, video highlights, match stats and more.

Match preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union look to start a new winning streak against a dangerous NYCFC team

Game: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, June 3rd

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 PM Central, 10:00 AM Pacific

Venue: Yankees Stadium (Bronx, N.

With Bedoya, Medunjanin, and Jones out, Philadelphia Union’s midfield depth will need to step up

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There will be two new starting midfielders for the Union this week. But who?

The Union have, as Jim Curtin like to say, some tough choices to make when it comes to squad selection. On Saturday they Union are heading up to Yankee Stadium to face off against New York City FC, however they'll be missing three midfielders do international duty.

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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.

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.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

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Atlanta (AFP) – Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.

The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.

Villa scores twice as NYCFC shuts out Orlando City

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Orlando (AFP) – Reigning MLS MVP David Villa scored twice as New York City FC posted a 3-0 victory over Orlando City, which suffered its first loss at home this season.

The former Barcelona striker opened the scoring on a first-half penalty kick, set up when Orlando’s Kaka was called for a handball.

Villa scores twice as NYCFC shuts out Orlando City

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Orlando (AFP) – Reigning MLS MVP David Villa scored twice as New York City FC posted a 3-0 victory over Orlando City, which suffered its first loss at home this season.

The former Barcelona striker opened the scoring on a first-half penalty kick, set up when Orlando’s Kaka was called for a handball.

The Rest

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?

Kouassi’s Heroics Rescue Revs in NYC

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An apparent leg injury didn't stop Xavier Kouassi from scoring late equalizer in Wednesday's 2-2 draw against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY.

Kouassi, who came up lame in the waning stages, was playing with an pronouncedlimp before he headed through a Kelyn Rowe cross in the 86th minute.

Union press conference, MLS recap, Wenger finally defeats Mourinho: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/8/17

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Somebody's got a case of the Monday links.

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin's Post-Game Press Conference from Union vs. New York Red Bulls
Here's Jim Curtin's press conference from this weekend's game.

D.C. United drop more points at home in 1-0 loss to Montreal Impact
The Union face DC United on Saturday here's how their last game went.