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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.

MLS Ticker: Vagenas, Goncalves, Zubar and more

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Following the departure of Bruce Arena, the LA Galaxy have taken a step towards replacing him while several MLS teams announced roster moves.

The LA Galaxy will namePeter Vagenas, the team's vice president of soccer operations, as the club's general manager. Vagenas, a two-time MLS Cup winner, will retain his former role and is now charged with replacing head coach Bruce Arena following his hiring by the U.

On MLS: NYCFC has options to fill void left by Lampard departure

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From biggest DP bust in MLS history,= to solid acquisition with the second highest goal total on the team. From oft-injured absentee to crucial piece in a franchise-first playoff run.

New York City FC star midfielder Frank Lampard has been polarizing to say the least in his time in MLS, but while his bang-for-buck value is up for debate, the gaping hole he leaves in NYCFC's midfield is not.

Lampard set to depart NYCFC

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Frank Lampard's time with New York City FC has seen its fair share of both high and low moments, but the English star's time with the MLS club has officially come to an end.

NYCFC announced that Lampard will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of 2016.

NYCFC's prolific offense halted by Toronto's smothering press

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NEW YORK — Something had to give.

In a battle between New York City FC's high-octane offense and Toronto FC's smothering defense, one team's strength was going to nullify the other's, and it turned out to be the latter that prevailed in convincing fashion.

Giovinco's hat-trick helps Toronto FC oust New York City FC

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NEW YORK — There wasplenty of pomp and circumstance leading up to New York City FC's first home playoff game on Sunday, but it took less than six minutes into the match for Toronto FC to spoilthe party before securing a berth to an all-Canada Eastern Conference final.

Late goals from Altidore, Ricketts help Toronto FC top NYCFC

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After knocking on NewYork City FC's door all night, Toronto FC finally broke through with a pair of late goals to earn a 2-0 win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Scores from Jozy Altidore and Tosaint Ricketts in the 84th and 92nd minute, respectively, served ascatharses for the fans at BMO Field on Sunday.

MLS Playoff Preview: Toronto FC vs. NYCFC

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Two of MLS' most exciting teams collide in the Eastern Conference semifinal in a matchup with no shortage of starpower.

Following their midweek win over the Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC hosts New York City FC on Sunday in the first match of a two-legged tie.

Harrison continues to prove his worth to NYCFC

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NEW YORK — When a pelvic injury delayed the start of Jack Harrison's professional career, some wondered how much New York City FC may get out of the No. 1 overall pick at this year's MLS SuperDraft.

The teenager from Stoke-on-Trent, England, however, proved he was worth all the effort by the NYCFC front office once he got healthy.

D.C. United stays hot with win over NYCFC

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D.C. United is looking like MLS' most dangerous team.

A trio of first half goal saw D.C. cruise past NYCFC, 3-1, at RFK Stadium. The win seals a playoff berth for D.C. via their fourth-straight win while NYCFC's push towards the top of the East takes a major dent with the loss.

NYCFC seals playoff berth under Vieira's guidance

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NEW YORK — Patrick Vieira tried his best to shy away from it, but everyone else at Yankee Stadium on Friday night knew what his squad's latest win meant.

That New York City FC, in just its second season in MLS, will qualify for the postseason.

David Villa bolsters MLS MVP chances with brace in NYCFC rout

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NEW YORK While the star striker based just west of the Hudson River hasmade serious noise in the race for the MLS MVP award in recent weeks, it was the one based to the east that bolstered his chances of winning that piece of hardware on Friday.

All while helping his club move to within an inch of a playoff spot.

Villa's brace, Shelton's assists power NYCFC past Fire

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NEW YORK — New York City FC still needs a little help this weekend, but the second-year club did its part on Friday night in hopes of clinching its first playoff berth.

Behind a brace from David Villa and tallies from Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza, NYCFC topped the Chicago Fire, 4-1, at Yankee Stadium to temporarily reclaim the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

In midst of another standout season, Villa aims to improve performances on turf fields

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NEW YORK David Villa is having an MVP-typeseason, with 17 goals and two assists to his name thus far to help lead New York City FC to the brink of a playoff spot.

As good as he has been in 2016, Villa still sees room for improvement. Particularly when it comes to playing on turf fields.

After months on NYCFC bench, Shelton regains confidence with late goal

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As a crowd of reporters amassed around Khiry Shelton, a rogue bottle of hair gel snuck in among the microphones. It was New York City FCmidfielder Mikey Lopez jumping in to interview his teammate after a game-saving goal.

Question after question piled in as Shelton recounted a goal several months in the making.

Lampard suffers calf injury in NYCFC tie with FC Dallas

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Frank Lampard has been one of the league's best players since his return from injury, but the New York City FC midfielder could be set for some more time on the sidelines after suffering yet another injury on Saturday night.

The 38-year-old star was removed in the 42nd minute in Saturday's 2-2 draw with FC Dallas due to a left calf injury.

Lampard truly makes Thursday his own with another standout performance

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According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Thursday was Frank Lampard Day in New York City, even if the man himself wasn't quite sure what it meant. It was perhaps the most unusual honor bestowed upon a player that has had a career full of them, but it was one that Lampard himself admitted was a bit foreign to an Englishman still adjusting to the American way of doing things.

Orlando City topples NYCFC to remain in playoff hunt

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Less than one year ago, Jason Kreis was in charge on New York City FC. On Sunday, he was leading his new team to a win over his former employers that kept his side's playoff hopes alive.

A pair of Kaka goals canceled out a finish from Steven Mendoza as Orlando City toppled NYCFC, 2-1, at Camping World Stadium.

Matarrita's full return reminds NYCFC what it had been missing

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NEW YORK — The dynamic qualities of Ronald Matarrita had been missed by New York City FC for almost a month-and-a-halfdue to an ankle injury. His full return on Saturday proved just how crucial his presence can be for his team.

TheCosta Rican international started and played 85 minutes in NYCFC's 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy at Yankee Stadium, helping create the lone goal of the contest while limiting threats on the defensive side of the ball for his club's seventh shutout of the season.

Villa leads NYCFC past Galaxy with league-best 16th goal

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NEW YORK — Saturday's clash between New York City FC and the LA Galaxy was billed as a battle between Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. Instead, it was David Villa who stole the show.

The NYCFC captain tallied his league-leading 16th goal of the season and guided his side to a 1-0 win over the Galaxy in front of 35,509 at Yankee Stadium.

Major League Soccer

MLS player moves mean no one is safe

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 6, 2017) US Soccer Players – There are many players around the world who have made playing for one club a hallmark of their careers. Scores of others have played for several clubs, but have become synonyms with one of them. Take Landon Donovan.

MLS Ticker: Plata signs DP extension, DCU break ground on stadium, and more

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While not a flashy new player, Real Salt Lake completed the re-signing of a key component of its roster, locking Joao Plata up with a new multi-year DP deal.

The 24-year old winger has been a boon for RSL since his trade from Toronto FC in 2013, as he's notched 30 goals and 30 assists in regular season play, leaving him fifth and third respectively in club history.

MLS Ticker: TFC inks Barcelona product, NYCFC signs Awuah, and more

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Toronto FC has been expectedly quiet during the winter, but they made a significant splash on Monday morning.

TFC has officially unveiled the signing of Spanish midfielder Victor Vazquez using targeted allocation money. The 30-year-old most recently played for Cruz Azul in Liga MX and will provide even more experience in TFC's midfield this upcoming season.

MLS Ticker: Agudelo has successful surgery, NYCFC announce USL partner, and more

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While nothing major, any time a player undergoes a surgery is a tense time for a team and its fans.

Thankfully, the New England Revolution have announced on Friday that forward Juan Agudelo has undergone a successful minor surgery on a small facial bone fracture. Agudelo suffered the fracture during the first half of the U.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta sign Martinez to DP deal, Timbers add Blanco, and more

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Atlanta United has been not-so-quietly building a serious team down south, and their latest addition onlyconfirms that if you're not paying attention, you should probably start.

The team confirmed the loan signing of Venezuelan forward Josef Martinez on a DP contract, joining Hector 'Tito' Villalba and Miguel Almiron as the team's third DP, all 23 years old or younger.

Playing the DP game for 2017

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The rumors and maneuvering have already started for the MLS teams most likely to spend on designated players for 2017.

MLS: Frank Lampard Confirms Plans To Depart New York City FC At End Of His Contract (i.e, January)

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Frank Lampard has confirmed that he is set to leave New York City FC upon the conclusion of his current contract.

For the record, the 38-year-old's deal expires at the end of 2016.

Despite being periodically besieged by injuries, Lampard did manage to score 15 goals in his31 appearances for NYCFC, including the club's first ever competitive hat-trick.

MLS creates a David Villa issue

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MLS not retroactively suspending striker David Villa is now the story in the NYCFC vs Toronto Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Patrick Vieira is changing things for NYCFC and MLS

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NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira is doing things differently and that means high risk put potentially great reward for the MLS club.

Qualifying for the 2016 MLS playoffs in week 29

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Three teams officially made the playoffs in week 29 of the MLS season, with Toronto, NYCFC, and the New York Red Bulls in the postseason.

NYCFC comes back to beat DC United

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DC United lost the lead at Yankee Stadium with NYCFC staging a late comeback to take three Eastern Conference points in MLS.

The Rest

Diskerud officially joins Swedish side IFK Goteborg on loan

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The next stage of Mix Diskerud's career has officially begun.

IFK Goteborg announced on Friday that the club has signed Diskerud on loan from NYCFC through Aug. 27. The U.S. Men's National Team midfielder has already joined the club for two training sessions under Jorgen Lennartson, who previously managed Diskerud at Norwegian side Stabaek.

MLS in New York

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It's a tough way to end the MLS season for the New York Red Bulls and NYCFC, bounced out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

D.C. United vs. New York City FC staff and reader predictions

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Plus: a question about an elite squad...

Playoffs are coming. But before they do, it's time for United's last home game of the regular season, against the very hate-able, stupidly named NYCFC. (By the way, Jason breaks down DCU's playoff scenarios for you right here, so check that out.)

Putting the playoffs aside for just a minute, though, let's predict what'll happen in tomorrow's match.

Houston Dynamo vs New York City FC: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston host NYCFC in this Friday night matchup.


Houston Dynamo vs New York City FC


Houston play New York who are already a lock for the MLS Playoffs. This game will be the NYCFC's first visit to Houston. The Dynamo are looking for their third straight win.


BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX


Friday, September 30 at 7 pm CT

How to watch


CBS Sports Radio 650 AM


Soccer TV: NYCFC vs Chicago Fire

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NYCFC plays the Chicago Fire, Borussia Dortmund is back in action, and there are games from Ligue 1 and La Liga on Friday's soccer TV schedule.