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News roundup: Costa Rican CAM training with Union, more

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Might the Union have finally found Tranquillo Barnetta's replacement? News on Union trialist Elías Aguilar and a strange collection of news from around the U.S. and world.

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.

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Post-match analysis: Union 0-2 NYC FC

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Philadelphia Union made changes in midfield, but still looked reactive and impotent in their second straight home loss.

MLS Fans Growing Up As Lampard Booed At Home

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Don Garber and Major League Soccer have a fascination with former England internationals. From David Beckham to Jermain Defoe, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard there has been a steady parade of former Three Lion stars who have moved to the U.S.

Some like Beckham have been stars in MLS, but many like Defoe and Gerrard came here for the money and cannot wait to move back home.

Could Marchisio Injury Open Door For Pirlo Return?

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Antonio Conte will be forced to get creative this summer as he will head to the Euro's without the services of one of Italy's key players.

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, capped 54 times by Italy, was stretchered off the pitch in the Bianconeri's 4-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday and it has been confirmed that the Italian has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ruling him out of Euro 2016.

Patrick Vieira: Coaching In MLS Is Difficult!

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He has only been in the job for four months but new York City FC manager Patrick Vieira already knows one things. Coaching in Major League Soccer more difficult than in Europe.

Former Arsenal star Vieira, who was appointed NYCFC manager in November, said learning about the league's structure has been "fascinating" ahead of his first game in charge on Sunday.

New England Revolution End Winless Streak Against NYC FC

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The New England beat NYC FC 2-1 in front of a season high crowd of 28,811 fans at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

With the win the Revolution ended their five game winless streak and moved six points ahead of New York in the playoff battle.

The Revolution goal came in 12th minute when Lee Nguyen finished off a great NE passing move that ripped open the New York defense.

New York City FC Signs Andrea Pirlo From Juventus

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The average age of New York City FC increased today with the news that the club had finally completed the transfer of Juventus star Andrea Pirlo From Juventus.

The 36-year-old Pirlo, is coming to MLS on the back of a Champions League Final appearance and three consecutive Serie A Player Of The Year awards.

Andrea Pirlo Set To Join NYC FC

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The coolest man in world football is heading to the Big Apple and Major League Soccer as Andrea Pirlo is poised to join New York City FC after Saturday's Champions League final.

The Juventus midfield maestro will join Frank Lampard is a star-studded midfield that will give the expansion team a major boost after an inauspicious start to the MLS campaign, where they have only won one game all season.

Revs Lose In New York To Remain Winless On The Season

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The New England Revolution dropped their second consecutive game to open the 2015 MLS season, suffering a 2-0 loss to New York City FC on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium.

NYC FC, playing their inaugural home game, got goals on either side of halftime from David Villa and former Revs Patrick Mullins to claim their first win in MLS.

MLS Kickoff: Kaka v David Villa

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Orlando City Soccer Club and New York Cit FC will kick of their inaugural seasons in Major League Soccer on Sunday on front of a sold out crowd at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

The two biggest stars on the pitch will be for Ballon d'Or winner Kaka and Spanish superstar David Villa. Here is a look at how the two superstars compare.

Xavi To Join Lamps And David Villa In New York

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There have been rumors for months that Barcelona and Spain superstar Xavi Hernandez was coming to Major League Soccer, and that move has now been confirmed. The 35-year-old midfielder, who has played more games than any player in Barca's history and won every honour possible, will join New York City FC at the end of the La Liga season.

Lampard Agent Says He will Sign For NYCFC In JULY

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New York City FC is becoming an embarrassment to Major League Soccer and themselves. Six months on after announcing to the world that they had signed former Chelsea star to a two-year contact we hear today that Lampard has never signed for NYC FC. That his contract was with City Football Group.

Lampard's current stint with Manchester City was initially described as a loan deal from the new MLS franchise he appeared to join after he left Chelsea last summer, but it emerged on Thursday that he had not put pen to paper on any agreement with the New York club.

NYC FC Show How Unimportant They Really Are To Manchester City

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Manchester City showed their disdain for Major League Soccer and New York soccer fans with the announcement that Frank Lampard will stay with the Premier League side until the end of the English season.

The 36-year-old Lampard, signed for New York after being released by Chelsea last June but then joined the Premier League champions reportedly on a short-term deal.

MLS Announce 2015 Opening Fixtures

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Just in time for Christmas, Major League Soccer has released the home openers for 2015 season.

The new season kicks off on March 6 when MLS Cup winners the LA Galaxy will entertain the Chicago Fire at the StubHub Center.

The opening weekend sees MLS's two expansion franchises play each other as Orlando City SC will host New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday, March 8.

Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan And Thierry Henry Named To MLS Best X

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Retiring stars Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, as was New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen.

This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named to the Best XI, breaking a tie with MLS veteran Dwayne De Rosario for the most of any player in league history.

Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan And Thierry Henry Named To MLS Best X

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Retiring stars Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, as was New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen.

This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named to the Best XI, breaking a tie with MLS veteran Dwayne De Rosario for the most of any player in league history.

Did New York City FC Just Rip Off Man City’s Kit?

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I understand that Manchester City are the parent club of New York City FC, but do there kits have to be so similar? It looks like NYC FC went for a cheap knockoff of the City shirt.

NYC FC unveiled their new sky blue strip at New York's Terminal 5 venue on Thursday, and as you can see it beats a striking resemblance to Man City's kit.

Highest Paid Player In MLS Has Yet To Play A Game In League

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The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.

The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.

Report: NYC FC negotiations stall over Bronx stadium

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By DAN KARELL

New York City FC's search for a soccer-specific stadium appears to have stalled.

Aftera putting together a hastily-prepared proposal to build a stadium on a 10-acre plot of land near Yankee Stadium last December, there has been hardly a peep from NYC FC management or New York City about any continuation of the stadium talks.

What is NYC FC building?

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NYC FC signing and then loaning Frank Lampard back to Manchester city raises questions about how the MLS expansion club will operate. Read More

NYC FC loan Lampard to Man City

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By DAN KARELL

Frank Lampard is now a Manchester City player, at least for the next fewmonths.

Man City confirmed on Wednesday morning that they've signed the England international on loan from New York City FC, where he recently signed as the club's second Designated Player.

New York City FC Expected To Sign Frank Lampard Next Week

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New York City FC are finally expected to officially announce next week what we have known for weeks now. That former Chelsea and England star Frank Lampardis heading to Major League Soccer.

With NYC FC not beginning play in MLS until next season, Lampard is expected to joinNew York's sister club Melbourne City FCon loan until then.

SBI Wednesday Rewind: Xavi linked to MLS again; Besler gets overseas offers; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The rumors and speculation that Xavi Hernandez will head to New York City FC got a bit louder Wednesday with new reports out of Spain linking Xavi to the Major League Soccer expansion club. One unconfirmed report claimed he Xavi is days away from finalizing his move to NYC FC.

Kaka Gets A Rock Star Welcome In Orlando

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Last week Orlando City SC officially confirmed what had been rumored for months. That former World Player of the Year Kaká had been signed to a multi-year contract.

Kaka will now join Sao Paulo on loan, where he began his youth and professional career, and will then link up with Orlando City on January 1, 2015 as they prepare to make their MLS debt next spring.

Kaka Heading To MLS Via São Paulo

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It's beem a poorly kept secret that former World Player of the Year Kaka would be playing in Major League Soccer next season. The big unknown was what would the Brazilian do between now and the start of preseason training by Orlando next season?

Well according to reports out of Brazil, Kaká will opt out of his contract with AC Milan at the end of the month will officially become Orlando's first designated player on July 1.

NYC FC acquires Jeb Brovsky from Impact for 2016 draft pick

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By TIM FONTENAULT

New York City Football Club has made its first trade for a Major League Soccer player.

The club acquired defender Jeb Brovskyon Thursday from the Montreal Impact in exchange for NYC FC's second-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

NYC FC make Villa first-ever signing

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By DAN KARELL

New York City FC made a big splash when they hired Jason Kreis to be their first head coach, and they did the same on Monday when they announced their first player signing.

After days of reports and rumors out of Spain, NYC FC completed the signing of Spanish international forward David Villa on a three-year contract.

David Villa officially joins NYC FC

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David Villa Heading To New York City FC

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Reports out of Spain say that Atletico Madrid and Spain forward David Villa will be the first signing of New York City FC.

While MLS and NYFC have denied that a deal is in place, various media reports have confirmed the move will happen and that Villa has agreed to a three year deal.

David Villa will be New York's first signing.

NYC FC moving forward with temporary training facility in Westchester County

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By DAN KARELL

New York City FC seem adamant that their game-day home will be within the five boroughs of New York City. However, that ideal isn't extending to their training facilities, for now.

On Tuesday evening, the town of Harrison's planning board approved a reported $10 million projectfunded by NYC FCto upgrade the athletic facilities at Manhattanville College, located in Purchase, N.

NYC FC announce details of games at Yankee Stadium

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

New York City FC officially announced Monday what everyone already knew the Major League Soccer expansion club will play its inaugural 2015 season at Yankee Stadium. But they filled in the blanks about how the arrangement will work.

It will be a labor-intensive endeavor, with it taking three days to convert the Yankees baseball diamond to a soccer pitch and vice versa.

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Lampard scores controversial goal as NYCFC tops reeling Sounders

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SEATTLE How times have changed.

Last season the Seattle Sounders casually disposed of New York City FC 3-1 on the road, with Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey scoring all three Seattle goals. Martins is in China now, Dempsey is with the United States Men's National Team, and NYCFC posted a convincing 2-0 win in front of47,537 at CenturyLink Field on Saturday afternoon.

Reports: NYC FC turns attention towards Queens after Bronx deal falls through

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It is on to the next potential stadium site for New York City FC.

According to multiple reports on Tuesday morning, NYC FC have begun exploring the option of building a soccer-specific stadium in Queens after plans to construct one near Yankee Stadium failed to materialize.

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Revolution vs. NYC FC: Injury Reports

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Charlie Davies is no longer on the Revolution's injury report.

The New England Revolution are completely healthy ahead of their trip to Yankee Stadium, according to the team's most recent injury report.

The Revs were forced to do without Charlie Davies last weekend, who was nursing a mild hamstring sprain.

5 Union & MLS thoughts

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Five thoughts on the Union and MLS, running through the Zac MacMath deal, the lack of Union acquisitions so far, and the management messes with both New York clubs. PSP's Dan Walsh runs it down.

Manuel Pellegrini And MLS Heading For Conflict

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Someone needs to explain the loan rule to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as Pellegrini seems to feel that City and not New York City FC own the rights to midfielder Frank Lampard,

Lampard has been brilliant the last week for City, scoring four goals and Pellegrini says that the interests of Manchester City will come first when a decision is made about Lampard's future.

Lampard Heading To Man City On Loan

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NYC FC's Frank Lampard will not be going out on loan to Melbourne City as expected, instead NYC FC's parent club, Manchester City have decided that they want the Chelsea and England player and Lamps will head to the Etihad Stadium on loan until January.

"As you know Frank has signed a contract with New York City and will start working here (the United States) in January as the season starts in March," Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini told a post-match press conference televised by Sky Sports News.

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Garber says Revs closer to stadium than NYC FC

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Commissioner Don Garber told media that the Revolution are closer to getting a stadium than NYC FC.

While there isn't a timeline for a New England Revolution soccer specific stadium, the team does appear to be further along than New York City FC.

On Thursday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber spoke to media on a variety of topics.

NYC FC Signs Frank Lampard

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Another big coup for NYC FC as they have signed Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard to go along with the signing of Atletico Madrid and Spain striker David Villa.

The 35-year-old Lampard has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer for several years now, and the move brings to an end a glittering career at Chelsea that saw him win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.