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NYCFC handed the Union yet another loss on Friday night.
At first, David Villa's Goal of the Year candidate appeared a fitting end to another feckless performance from the Philadelphia Union. The World Cup champion's 54-yard chip soared over Andre Blake, who went flying into his net shortly after the ball did.
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With five matches gone in the 2017 season and no wins, the Philadelphia Union host New York City FC and look to find a way to salvage their season and, perhaps, coach Jim Curtin's job.
Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season saw a packed Friday and Saturday schedule due to the Easter holiday. The weekend opened with a goal of the year candidate from NYCFC's David Villa. With NYCFC up 1-0 at Philadelphia from a 52nd minute Jack Harrison goal, Villa found the back of the net from 50 yards in stoppage time.
The Union fell to NYCFC 2-0 at home to remain winless on the season.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
The rumors and maneuvering have already started for the MLS teams most likely to spend on designated players for 2017.
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 not retroactively suspending striker David Villa is now the story in the NYCFC vs Toronto Eastern Conference semifinal series.
NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira is doing things differently and that means high risk put potentially great reward for the MLS club.
All it took was one major defensive mistake and a moment of total brilliance for New York City FC to leave Talen Energy Stadium with a 2-0 victory.
Jack Harrison made Keegan Rosenberry pay for a mistake on the left wing in the 52nd minute to give Patrick Vieira's side its first road points of the season.
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Of the 75 matches that New York City FC has played since its berth in the 2015 season, the contest against D.C. United on March 12 at Yankee Stadium is noteworthy. The 4-0 thrashing of DCU was arguably the top performance in club history.
NYCFC played a 4-3-3 system and created the illusion of large spaces at Yankee Stadium where the pitch appears smaller than many of the greens at Augusta National.
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A breakaway goal at RFK Stadium disrupted the otherwise solid New York City FC defense and NYCFC's early surge as a top Eastern Conference team.
A lightning-quick sprint and shot after a NYCFC back line miscue from DC United's Lloyd Sam provided the breakthrough while Luciano Acosta added another as D.
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Change is a good thing. Change triggers progress. Not all change is pleasant but overcoming a tough period can make you stronger.
The transformation in year three of the New York City Football Club has illuminated the varying effects of a makeover.
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Despite playing less than 30 minutes in New York City FC's 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, Tommy McNamara dazzled many as he scored the game winner.
Entering as a second half substitute for Andrea Pirlo, McNamara led NYCFC to victory with a second-half winner, helping his side overcome an early deficit.
New York City FC went down early on Saturday afternoon, but David Villa and co. were able to muster a comeback on home turf to earn all three points.
NYCFC won their second match of the season, beating the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
The scoring got started early, when Sean Johnson's tame clearance found Alex Callens.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The Last Word turns to The Simpsons to guide us through United's second straight victory
Last year, after a particularly uneventful 0-0 draw between D.C. United and New England, I paid homage to one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons and divided the game up into 22 talking points. Saturday's game against NYCFC was not so dreary, but I enjoyed the format and promised myself I'd bring it back.
Due to suspension and injury, United is short on potential defensive midfielders. Let's look at the remaining possibilities.
Defensive midfield has been a bit of a problem for D.C. United in 2017. It was widely considered a potential weak point coming into the year, and after two underwhelming games, it appeared that Marcelo Sarvas might be rotated out for Rob Vincent.
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.
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.