D.C. United was hoping to get some sort of result in a place (Yankee Stadium) they hadn't against a team (New York City FC) opening up a stadium for another team the previous week. But the 4-0 loss showed several different things of concern for fans, perhaps things beyond what could be dismissed as a one-off rout.
Without the diminutive playmaker, United will stick with its opening lineup
D.C. United takes its first and only road trip to New York City this Sunday, going to Yankee Stadium to face off against New York City FC. The Pigeons have a couple of names that you definitely know: Andrea Pirlo, David Villa, and Ethan White, plus a number of lesser known players that they're trying to work into a coherent whole.
The New York Red Bulls went into Yankee Stadium and thrashed Hudson River rivals New York City FC on Saturday, whilethe Portland Timbersand Orlando City SC each earned important victories in front of their home fans. Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:
The Philadelphia Union scored a late winner on Friday night to secure a 1-0 win over D.
NEW YORK – At first, it was nothing more than a faint whisper, as a section of the Yankee Stadium crowd making their opinions known. As the game went on though, the movement gained traction, and by the final moments, there was no mistake about it.
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 1 to 0 win over New York City FC back on April 19 on the road. There are rating for all the players that appeared in the match, coaches, opponent, officiating, and a special mark for the club.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the first time in three years, the Revolution will venture into the unknown when they face expansion side New York City FC on Sunday.
Despite the fact that most MLS newcomers struggle during course of year one, Revolution defender Chris Tierney knows that expansion sides always presents a unique challenge to their opponents especially when it comes to the first-time meeting.
At Monday's press conference,New York City FC (NYCFC), who will begin playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015, announced they will be housed at Yankee Stadium for three years. This comes less than a year after what seemed like a rushed announcement giving Manchester City FC and the New York Yankees the franchise rights for the second New York team in MLS.
Yankee Stadium. Kids playing sandlot games, stick ball and little league step up to home plate and imagine belting one out of this park. Next year, kids playing soccer will be able to imagine scoring goals in this same place. It's no secret that NYCFC, New York City's newest MLS team, will begin playing here for the 2015 season.
New York City FC have their head coach, and soon they could have the location for their soccer-specific stadium.
On the same night that Jason Kreis was officially announced as NYCFC's first head coach, a report from the New York Post surfaced Tuesday that said the club was close to finalizing a deal for a 28,000-seat stadium in the Bronx just south of Yankee Stadium.
The search for a stadium in New York City continues for Major League soccer and new expansion club New York City FC.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the club andthe Bronx Parking Development Co.â€”a nonprofit group that runs five parking garages by the ballparkâ€” are in discussions to demolish a 2,411-space parking garage on East 153rd Street in the Bronx and put a 25,000 to 30,000-seat stadium in its place, according to people involved with the discussions.
Yankee Stadium could be a temporary home to New York City FC in 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The hour, nay, the second that Major League Soccer announced New York City FC last month, the biggest question in my mind 'was where will they play?'. A lot of people had that question on their mind as well.
New York City FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2015 in a home within the five boroughs, the only problem is it's a temporary home.
The New York Times is reporting that NYC FC will play its first three seasons in MLS at Yankee Stadium, a development that isn't all that big a surprise given the club's struggles to make progress toward a soccer stadium project.
Reports out of New York With time suggest that a stadium deal has been reached for New York City FC, who will join Major League Soccer in 2015.
According to Gothamist.com, the stadium will be built on a 10-acre plot in the South Bronx. The plot is the same as was rumored back in August, covering three parking lots near Yankee Stadium and the home of GAL Manufacturing, an elevator parts company.
Yankee Stadium was the venue for a game that seemed somewhat anti-climactic after the epic Champions League Final and long Premier League season. Manchester City defeated Chelsea 5-3 in the match, but the result was overshadowed by last week's announcement of Manchester City's investment in MLS. MCFC's investment in the US domestic game served to heighten excitement around the ground and interest in this match around the country.
Giovanni Trapattoni's depleted Ireland squad travelled to New York yesterday for a friendly clash with Spain, minus a number of senior players who have been excused for various reasons.
Marc Wilson (operation), Jon Walters (knee), Aiden McGeady (wedding), Wes Hoolahan (foot), Keiren Westwood (shoulder), Richard Dunne (speaking to clubs about his future), John O'Shea (bereavement) and Glenn Whelan (rest) will not make the trip to play Spain on Tuesday night.
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.
A list of do's and don't for the NYCFC fans coming to watch the match
Hi New York City FC fans! Some of you are heading down to Chester this Friday to watch your Pigeons (that's what Wikipedia says the nickname of your team is, and because I couldn't care less what your team is actually called I'll go with it) play the Philadelphia Union, and I thought I would put together a quick guide for some things to do - and to not do - while here.
Following on from Matt Reppert and Barry Evans' fantastic articles considering the What If's of PPL Park being built at the Sports Complex in Philadelphia and Camden Riverfront, I wonder what if it was built down in Delaware.For starters, it probably wouldn't be called "PPL" Park.
The most obvious location would be at the Wilmington Riverfront, near where the Carolina League Wilmington Blue Rocks play baseball.
Though the result may have been a foregone conclusion for most, the Republic of Ireland put in one of their finer displays under Giovanni Trapattoni in last nights friendly in the New York stadium last night against reigning European and World Champions Spain.
Second-half goals from Roberto Soldado and Juan Mata broke the Irish resistance and although it was just a friendly Trap's men put it up to Spain unlike their previous encounter almost a year to the day when they went down 4-0 in the Euro's.