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February 27, 2017
U.S. U-17 ROSTER
Sands twins, Gloster named to 26-player squad

Twins James and William Sands of Rye, N.Y., have been named to the U.S. 26-player roster in preparation for the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday.


February 25, 2017
VILLA FOR VICTORY
NYC FC concludes preseason with 1-0 win over Sporting KC

TUCSON, Ariz. -- David Villa returned from suspension to score as New York City FC took a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City in the Desert Diamond Cup, the teamís final preseason match, Saturday.


February 22, 2017
RAPID DEFEAT
Cronin, Colorado clip NYC FC in Desert Diamond Cup

TUCSON, Ariz. -- New York City FC surrendered a late first-half goal to Sam Cronin in falling, 1-0, to the Colorado Rapids in the Desert Diamond Cup Wednesday.


February 15, 2017
BOLSTERING THE BACK
Former Portland Timber Rodney Wallace joins NYC FC

New York City FC has signed Costa Rican defender Rodney Wallace, the team announced Wednesday night.


February 15, 2017
TO THE MAXI
NYC FC makes Moralez team's third Designated Player

New York City FC has signed Argentinian midfielder Maximiliano (Maxi) Moralez to a three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.


February 14, 2017
FROM CITY TO CITY
Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera joins NYC FC on loan

New York City FC have acquired Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera on loan, the team announced Tuesday.


February 9, 2017
YES!
19 NYC FC games to air

The YES Network will televise 19 New York City FC regular season matches and two pre-season matches this year as the club looks to build upon its 2nd place finish in MLSí Eastern Conference last year.


February 3, 2017
NO CONTEST
NYC FC rolls over Jacksonville U. in preseason opener, 9-0

Captain David Villa struck twice to lead eight goal-scorers in New York City FC's 9-0 rout of Jacksonville University in the preseason opener for the team in Jacksonville, Fla. Thursday night.


February 2, 2017
HANGING THEM UP FOR GOOD
Ex-NYC FC star Frank Lampard retires from soccer

Three months after leaving New York City FC, former Frank Lampard has decided to leave the beautiful game. The former English international announced his retirement.


February 1, 2017
THERE'S A RING TO THIS
NYC FC signs Finnish international midfielder Ring

New York City FC bolstered its midfield Wednesday, signing Finland international midfielder Alexander Ring.


January 31, 2017
FIXING THE FIXTURE LIST
NYC FC issues revised schedule for this season

New York City FC Tuesday updated its Major League Soccer schedule.


January 30, 2017
MAKING HER (WILLETS) POINT
Borough president Katz proposes a soccer stadium in Queens

In her State of the Borough address at York College last Friday, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz proposed the placement of a soccer stadium and a hockey arena at Willets Points.


January 30, 2017
PRO PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BigappleSoccer.com honors NYC FC captain David Villa

It was not stunning that David Villa was named the Major League Soccer MVP last month. After all, he has been the heart and the soul of New York City FC since its maiden season in 2015. So, it should not be surprising that the 34-year-old Villa was named BigAppleSoccer.com professional player of the year Monday.


January 30, 2017
ANKLE SURGERY
NYC FC's Lopez sidelined 12-16 weeks

Don't expect Mikey Lopez to be running around the soccer field any time soon. The New York City FC midfielder will be sidelined the next 12 to 16 weeks, after having surgery "to remove loose bodies in his ankle," according to the Major League Soccer team.


January 27, 2017
BACK AND CENTER
Peruvian defender Alexander Callens joins NYC FC

New York City FC hoped it has shored up its shaky defense by signing Peruvian international center back Alexander Callens Friday.


January 27, 2017
PLAYER-COACH REUNION
NYC FC deals Saunders to Orlando, goalkeeper reunites with coach Jason Kreis

Josh Saunders has been reunited with former New York City head coach Jason Kreis. City Friday dealt the veteran goalkeeper to Orlando City SC for the team natural fourth-round pick in the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.


January 27, 2017
NO SAMI
Vieira: NYC FC is not targeting Khedira

Contrary what you might have heard, Sami Khedira is not coming to New York City FC, says head coach Patrick Vieiera. Khedira, a German international and Juventus midfielder has been linked with the LA Galaxy, Red Bulls and City.


January 26, 2017
IN SEARCH OF NEW TEAMS
Saunders, Diskerud given permission by NYC FC to find new teams for 2017

Josh Saunders and Mix Diskerud are not in New York City FC preseason training camp because they have been given permission to find new teams, head coach Patrick Vieira said Thursday afternoon.


January 26, 2017
NOTHING YET
Vieira: NYC FC is negotiating with Callens, but no deal has been finalized

New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira Thursday confirmed that the club is interested in Peruvian international center back Alexander Callens, adding that it is still negotiating with the player.


January 26, 2017
A NEW CENTER BACK?
Report: Peruvian international to join NYC FC

Peruvian international center back Alexander Callens reportedly is heading for New York City FC. According to Ovacion, the 24-year-old defender was expected to take a medical examination Thursday and then will sign with the Major League Soccer club.


January 25, 2017
ON THE WEB
NYC FC-Emelec match televised on team website

New York City FC fans will be able to watch the match against Ecuadorian club C.S. Emelec live on NYCFC.com Wednesday, Feb. 8.


January 23, 2017
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
U.S. youth international James Sands in NYC FC preseason camp

U.S. Under-17 national team midfielder James Sands was among the 28 players who were included in New York FC's traveling team for preseason training camp in Jacksonville, Fla.



NOT JOSHING, THEY'RE NOT IN THE MIX
Saunders, Diskerud not on NYC FC preseason training camp; club looking for 'solutions'

Two veterans of the New York City FC's first two seasons were not including on the team's traveling squad for pre-season camp -- goalkeeper Josh Saunders and midfielder Mix Diskerud.


January 22, 2017
FLORIDA BOUND
NYC FC kicks off preseason Monday

New York City FC will head to Jacksonville, Fla. Monday to start a two-week training camp.


January 18, 2017
THE BEST OF CONCACAF
NYC FC defender Matarrita voted onto male Best XI team

New York City FC defender Ronald Matarrita, who plays for the Costa Rican national team, was named to the CONCACAF Male Best XI for 2016.


January 17, 2017
NOT JUST YET
At 35, David Villa has shown no signs of slowing down and retirement is far from his mind

He celebrated his goals 23 times, was the heart and soul of New York City FC's second season revival and drove opposing defenders crazy. For his efforts, David Villa earned the right to be called the Major League Soccer MVP last season.


January 17, 2017
TWO IN THE THIRD
NYC FC takes Wingate, Degraffenriedt in draft

New York City FC selected University of New Hampshire midfielder Chris Wingate and University of Louisville defender Michael Degraffenriedt in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday.


January 16, 2017
REMEMBERING MLK
NYC FC helps NYC Service host annual speed mentoring event

NYC Service, in partnership with New York City FC, Monday hosted its Annual Speed Mentoring Event at the Major League Soccer clubís office in midtown Manhattan.


January 15, 2017
TWO MORE FOR THE TROPHY CASE
NYC FC front office is honored twice by MLS

New York City FC was named the Major League Soccer's Marisa Colaiano community relations department of the year and the supporter management team of the year Friday.


January 14, 2017
RUMOR CENTRAL
Report: NYC FC interested in Sami Khedira

Will Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira join Andrea Pirlo with New York City FC. Reports out of Europe say that City is interested in the German international, according to FootballItalia.net.


January 13, 2017
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
NYC FC trades up for Fire's top pick, grabs Jonathan Lewis as 3rd overall pick

It was deja vu all over again for New York City FC. For the second consecutive year, City moved up in the MLS SuperDraft by making a trade with the Chicago Fire. The Blues grabbed Akron forward Jonathan Lewis as the third overall pick.


January 12, 2017
SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
NYC FC releases its regular season sked

New York City FC will kick off its third season at Orlando City SC on March 5 before hosting D.C. United in its home opener at Yankee Stadium Sunday, March 12.


January 11, 2017
TWO CHANGES AT THE TOP?
Report: Marsch to become Red Bull Salzburg coach while Chris Armas named his Red Bulls successor

Jesse Marsch is out as Red Bulls head coach as he has taken a similar position with Red Bull Salzburg. His replacement is Chris Armas.


January 11, 2017
WITH AN OPTION TO BUY
NYC FC brings in Panama international Camargo on loan

New York City FC Wednesday announced the signing of Panamanian international midfielder Miguel Camargo on a one-year loan deal from Chorrillo Futbol Club in his native country with an option to buy.


January 10, 2017
GOING ON LOAN
NYC FC's Mena to play with Barcelona (Ecuador)

New York City FC Jefferson Mena has joined Barcelona S.C on loan for this season, it was announced Tuesday.


January 6, 2017
RETURN ENGAGEMENTS
Allen, McNamara sign new deals with NYC FC

New York City FC Friday announced it had signed defender RJ Allen and midfielder-forward Tommy McNamara to new contracts.


January 3, 2017
FROM CITY TO CITY
Matarrita to train with Manchester City

Ronald Matarrita won't be playing with Costa Rica in Copa Centroamericana in January. Instead, he will be training with Manchester City in England, according to multiple reports.


December 29, 2016
A PANAMA CONNECTION?
Reports: Camargo to sign with NYC FC

New York City FC will be signing a Panamanian international midfielder Miguel Camargo if reports emanating out of the Central American country are true.


December 28, 2016
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 3
The early struggles, the rise and fall of NYC FC

There are many ways to look at and parse NYC FC's second season in MLS. The Blues started off slowly, but picked up steam to reach the playoffs for the very first time before falling in the Eastern Conference semifinals.


December 25, 2016
NOT QUITE DONE YET
Lampard might have left NYC FC, but he still has desires of returning to Chelsea

Frank Lampard still hasn't made an official decision on whether he will call it career. The former English international midfielder left New York City FC after the 2016 season. Lampard said he would love to return to Chelsea.


December 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
NYC FC to play at Emelec in Ecuador Feb. 8

New York City FC Monday announced that it will face C.S. Emelec in a friendly in Ecuador Wednesday, Feb. 8. The match will take place at Emelecís newly redeveloped Estadio Banco del Pacifico in Guayaquil (capacity: 38,963) at 7 p.m local time and will be NYCFCís first exhibition game of the Major League Soccer preseason.


December 12, 2016
HE'S STILL IN THE MIX
NYC FC surprisngly protects Diskerud from MLS expansion draft; Villa, Pirlo are on the list

As expected, New York City FC protected some of their best players from Tuesday's Major League Soccer expansion draft. But one name surprisingly made the list: midfielder Mix Diskerud.


December 12, 2016
HE CAN'T WAIT
Johnson ready to start new chapter with NYC FC

Sean Johnson just can't wait to join New York City FC. He was acquired by NYC FC from expansion Atlanta United Sunday for General Allocation Money and Target Allocation Money.


December 11, 2016
HE'S A KEEPER
NYC FC acquires Sean Johnson from Atlanta United for TAM and general allocation money

Is Josh Saunders is on his way out as the New York City FC starting goalkeeper? One thing is certain: Saunders certainly will have competition for his job as City acquired keeper Sean Johnson in a deal with expansion side Atlanta United.


December 9, 2016
A SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL?
A Toronto win would boost NYC FC into CONCACAF Champions League

New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira won't says which team he is rooting for in Saturday night's MLS Cup confrontation between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders.


December 7, 2016
NO LOAN ARRANGER
Report: Villa says he won't play in Spain this offseason

Rest easy, New York City FC fans, David Villa won't be playing anywhere on loan this offseason. Villa's first pro club, Sporting Gijon, was interested in bringing back the Major League Soccer MVP on a sho


December 7, 2016
TRYING TO SOLVE A MIXED-UP SITUATION
Vieira: NYC FC looking for a Diskerud solution, which could involve trading the midfielder

Major League Soccer gives out plenty of awards during its post-season, but none for persona non grata. If it did, Mix Diskerud would win it hands down. That's because the New York City FC midfielder hasn't exactly set many records with his feet this past season.







December 6, 2016
THE BEST OF ALL XI'S
NYC FC's David Villa named MLS MVP

New York City FC striker David Villa was named MVP of Major League Soccer for the 2016 season Tuesday morning.


December 5, 2016
SIGNING ON
NYC FC inks USL MVP, top scorer Sean Okoli

A day prior to learning whether one of its players has earned MVP honors in MLS, New York City FC Monday signed one from another American soccer league. United Soccer League MVP Sean Okoli, the league-leading goal-scorer for FC Cincinnati, signed with the Blues.


November 28, 2016
COMINGS AND GOINGS
NYC FC doesn't renew Hernandez's option; Bravo, Mendoza loan agreements end

Veteran defender Jason Hernandez, midfielder-defender Connor Brandt, defender Diego Martinez and forward Tony Taylor will not have their contract options renewed by New York City FC, the Major League Soccer club announced Monday.


November 28, 2016
WAIT TIL NEXT MONTH
NYC FC must be patient until MLS Cup to see if it reaches CONCACAF Champions League

New York City FC will have to wait until the MLS Cup to see if the team will participate in the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League.


November 18, 2016
CALLING IT A CAREER
NYC FC midfielder Ballouchy retires

Veteran Mehdi Ballouchy became the third midfielder to leave New York City FC this week as he announced his retirement from pro soccer Friday. Ballouchy joined former English international Frank Lampard, who will return home to his native country to reportedly pursue his coaching badge, and Andoni Iarola, who also called it a career.


November 17, 2016
HANGING UP HIS BOOTS
NYC FC's Iraola retires from soccer

Andoni Iraola, a key to New York City FC's midfield success this season, announced his retirement from pro soccer Thursday morning.


November 16, 2016
NO SURPRISE HERE
NYC FC names Villa its top player

Spanish international striker David Villa Wednesday was named New York City FCís Most Valuable Player and offensive player of the year.


November 14, 2016
HE'S OUT OF HERE
Lampard, whose contract is up, departs NYC FC

Frank Lampard has played his last game for New York City FC. The former English international midfielder's contract runs through December, the second-year Major League Soccer club announced Monday morning.


November 6, 2016
VILLA'S VERDICT
NYC FC captain: 'Everything is bad'

David Villa did not mince his words after New York City FC was ran out of Yankee Stadium by Toronto FC Sunday night.


November 6, 2016
SUNDAY, BLOODY, SUNDAY - PART II
NYC FC is bounced from the playoffs after an abysmal performance after a 5-0 home loss

The less said the better about New York Cityís nightmare performance FC Sunday night. They picked absolutely the worst time to play their worst game of the season, suffering a 5-0 shellacking by Toronto FC in the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference playoffs.


November 5, 2016
ONE DAUNTING TASK
NYC FC must rally from 2-goal deficit vs. Toronto to reach conference final or face playoff elimination

The task for New York City FC is a daunting one, but still within reach. City must overcome a two-goal deficit to Toronto FC in its second leg of its Eastern Conference semifinal series at Yankee Stadium Sunday.


November 3, 2016
'IT DIDN'T HAPPEN AT ALL'
Report: Players say there was no meeting about Vieira's tactics

New York City FC players claimed that reports of a team meeting about a players meeting complaining about the tactics of head coach Patrick Vieira were not true.


November 3, 2016
GETTING THE SUMMONS
Matarrita called in by Costa Rica for WCQ

New York City FC defender Ronald Matarrita has been called in to the Costa Rican national team for its two opening matches of the hexagonal.


November 3, 2016
KEEPING HIS FINGERS CROSSED
Vieira hopeful Pirlo can play for NYC FC Sunday

Patrick Vieira is keeping his fingers crossed that Andrea Pirlo will be available for Sunday's vital second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals against Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium.


November 1, 2016
CLOSING IT OUT
NYC FC's Villa rings final bell at New York Stock Exchange

New York City FC captain David Villa rang the closing bell at New York Stock Exchange Tuesday afternoon.


November 1, 2016
PLAY ON!
Report: No disciplinary action against Villa

David Villa will be able to play for New York City FC when it hosts Toronto FC in the second leg of the MLS Cup playoffs' Eastern Conference semifinals at Yankee Stadium Sunday, according to Fox Sports' Grant Wahl.


November 1, 2016
CORRECTION
About the Pirlo injury rumor

Earlier Tuesday BigAppleSoccer.com posted a story about the playoff chances of New York City FC and the Red Bulls that had misinformation in it. We thought we had taken it out of the story, but obviously we did not.


November 1, 2016
A RETROACTIVE BAN?
Report: Toronto's Vanney feels that Villa deserves it

If Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney had his way, New York City FC captain and striker David Villa would be suspended for the second leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.


October 31, 2016
A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD
But NYC FC optimistic it can overcome 2-goal deficit

New York City FC will be going against Major League Soccer playoff history when it hosts Toronto FC in the second leg of its Eastern Conference semifinals series at Yankee Stadium.


October 31, 2016
GETTING THE HOOK
Villa replaced with scoreless game still on the line

Well, here's something that you don't see every day: The second leading goal-scorer in all of Major League Soccer being pulled from a scoreless playoff game with 12 minutes and some stoppage time remaining in the match.


October 30, 2016
A DEEP HOLE TO CLIMB OUT OF
NYC FC surrenders two late goals en route to devastating 2-0 first-leg loss in Toronto

New York City FC finds itself in a deep, deep hole heading into next week's second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference semifinal series. Jozy Altidore and second-half sub Tosaint Ricketts struck for late goals to lift Toronto to a 2-0 triumph and a two-goal advantage in the aggregate-goals series Sunday night.


October 30, 2016
A MISSING LINK
NYC FC's Pirlo sidelined by calf injury

New York City FC suffered a loss before it even took on Toronto FC Sunday. Veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo was sidelined for the MLS Eastern Conference semifinal at BMO Field due to a calf injury he incurred during training Saturday.


October 28, 2016
TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS
It's been five months since NYC FC, Toronto met and they're two different teams entering semifinals

New York City FC and Toronto FC last tussled more than five months ago. A lot of water has passed under the Major League Soccer bridge since then.


October 28, 2016
A SPANISH RECALL?
Spain's boss hints Villa could be called in

Don't be surprised if New York City FC captain David Villa gets recalled to the Spanish national team. La Roja head coach Julen Lopetegui said that he has been impressed with the striker's performance with City this Major League Soccer season.


October 26, 2016
CANADA BOUND
NYC FC to play Toronto FC in its semifinal series

The Major League Soccer playoff picture became clearer for New York City FC and the Red Bulls Wednesday night. Toronto FC defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-1 , in a knockout round match at BMO Field, setting up an Eastern Conference semifinal confrontation against City.


October 26, 2016
PLAYOFF CAMPAIGN
NYC FC gets city's backing

New York City FC Wednesday launched its #SupportYourCity playoff campaign, a rallying cry for New Yorkers to get behind the club as it prepares to enter the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time.



KEEPIING SCORE(BOARD)
NYC FC fans followed Decision Day updates

Not unlike the baseball season, when Yankees fans can keep abreast of other games in Major League Baseball, New York City FC supporters had the opportunity to get updates of other Major League Soccer games on Decision Day Sunday.


October 23, 2016
READY FOR THE PLAYOFFS
NYC FC shows it deserves respect if not to be feared

During David Villa's post-game meeting with the media, someone asked the New York City FC captain whether his team should be feared during the playoffs. "It's a question for them," he said. Them probably would be one of NYC FC's potential playoff foes.


October 23, 2016
AVOIDING THE KNOCKOUT
NYC FC defeats Columbus, 4-1, to clinch 2nd-place; won't have to play mid-week playoff game

It wasn't the prettiest of games, but it was the result that mattered for New York City FC Sunday afternoon. City avoided playing a mid-week knockout-round game in the Major League Soccer playoffs by recording a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew in the season-finale for both teams at Yankee Stadium.


October 22, 2016
RARIN' TO GO
Lampard says he can play for NYC FC vs. the Crew

Frank Lampard is ready to play for New York City FC against the Columbus Crew Sunday.


October 22, 2016
WHEN 2ND BEST IS THE BEST OPTION
NYC FC can avoid knockout game with a win over Columbus

Of course, any player worth his or her salt would rather finish first in whatever they participate. For New York City FC, however, second best will suffice for the time being.


October 19, 2016
HE'S READY TO GO
Lampard: 'I'm looking forward to getting back in'

Frank Lampard says he is fighting for a spot in the New York City FC lineup for Sunday's regular-season home finale against the Columbus Crew at Yankee Stadium Sunday.


October 19, 2016
HE WANTS TO STAY
Report: Villa talking to NYC FC to play beyond '17

Regardless how New York City FC fares in the upcoming playoffs, star striker David Villa wants to remain with the team beyond the 2017 Major League Soccer season.


October 17, 2016
PLAYOFF TICKETS
NYC FC's go on sale today

New York City FC Monday announced that tickets for the first home Major League Soccer playoff match at Yankee Stadium will go on sale today.


October 16, 2016
NIGHTMARE AT RFK
Forgettable first-half dooms NYC FC, 3-1

Everything that could go wrong, went wrong for New York City FC. The Blues staked D.C. United to a 3-0 halftime advantage and that hole proved to be too deep to dig out of as it suffered a 3-1 defeat at RFK Stadium on the penultimate weekend of Major League Soccer regular-season action Sunday.


October 15, 2016
DESTINY AT THEIR FEET
If NYC FC wins final 2 games, it will secure either 1st or 2nd place in the East

It's as simple as this for New York City FC: If the Blues win their final two games of the Major League Soccer regular season, they will clinch one of the top two spots in the Eastern Conference and avoid playing in a mid-week playoff game later this month.


October 10, 2016
'VICTORY, IT IS SECONDARY' FOR FANS
Report: NYC FC's Andrea Pirlo talks about MLS

New York City FC Andrea Pirlo, who admitted he was fascinated by the challenge of playing soccer in the United States, said in a recent interview with Sky Sport Italia that "victory it is secondary" for fans in Major League Soccer.


October 10, 2016
FAN ZONE
NYC FC to hold it outside Yankee Stadium Oct. 23

New York City FC will host an interactive Fan Zone outside of Yankee Stadium in honor of Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, Oct. 23.


October 7, 2016
A FRIENDLY LOSS
NYC FC falls to Necaxa in Mexico, 2-1

New York City FC dropped a 2-1 decision in a friendly to Club Necaxa of Liga MX at Estadio Victoria Friday night.


October 6, 2016
KEEPING SHARP
NYC FC to play Necaxa in friendly in Mexico

With two games remaining in the Major League Soccer regular season, New York City FC wants to keep its sharpness as it vies for the Eastern Conference title. So, the second-year expansion club has hit the road and has ventured down to Mexico to meet Liga MX side Club Necaxa Friday night during the international break this week.


October 5, 2016
A NEW HOME
NYC FC to build training facility in Rockland County, scheduled to open in 2018

New York City FC will have a new home, at least for training. On Wednesday the second-year Major League Soccer expansion team announced that it will move to a permanent practice facility in Orangeburg, N.Y. in Rockland County in 2018.


October 4, 2016
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY
Puerto Rico calls in NYC FC's Hernandez

New York City FC defender Jason Hernandez has been called up to play for the Puerto Rico National team. Hernandez has been added to the team that will compete in two qualifying matches for the 2017 Caribbean Cup and the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


October 1, 2016
NEW MINDSET
Villa: 'Our mentality is that the playoffs began today'

The MLS playoffs don't begin until later this month, but don't tell that to David Villa. He says New York City FC is playing as though the post-season already has started.


September 30, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of NYC FC's 2-0 win at Houston

If you missed David Villa scoring twice for New York City FC in its 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Friday night, you can see it for the first time or again right here.


September 30, 2016
HOUSTON, WE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM
Villa strikes twice as NYC FC blanks Dynamo, 2-0, takes over Eastern Conference lead

The top three teams in the Eastern Conference aren't just playing soccer. They also are playing leap frog. The latest to take the conference lead was NYC FC, which defeated the Houston Dynamo, 2-0, behind David Villa's two goals in Houston.


September 29, 2016
DOUBLE CALL-UP
Taylor (Panama), Matarrita (Costa Rica) to play in friendlies

New York City FC forward Tony Taylor and defender Ronald Matarrita have been called up to play for the Panama and Costa Rica national teams, respectively.


September 29, 2016
NEXT CHALLENGE AHEAD
NYC FC aims for 2nd place in the East while trying to turn its road fortunes around

Even with reaching the playoffs in only its second season, no one has to remind New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira and his team that there is still so much work to be done.


September 27, 2016
IT'S OFFICIAL
NYC FC announces it will play at Necaxa

t's official. As reported by BigAppleSoccer.com Monday, New York City FC Tuesday announced it will travel to Mexico to face Club Necaxa in a friendly match in Aguascalientes Friday, Oct. 7.


September 26, 2016
A CITY FRIENDLY
NYC FC to play Necaxa Oct. 7; YES will televise game

While many Major League Soccer teams will take as much as a two-week break from play due to international matches, New York City FC certainly won't be idle.


September 23, 2016
GIMME SHELTON
NYC FC midfielder lends a helping foot to the NYC FC with three assists in win over Chicago

Whatever confidence he might have lost by not playing during a seven-game stretch, Khiry Shelton certainly has regained it and then some over the past three weeks.


September 23, 2016
LETHAL WEAPON
Villa hammers in 2 more goals as he makes his case as to why he is a legitimate MVP candidate

When he is on the top of his game, there may be not better striker in Major League Soccer than David Villa. He certainly enjoyed another memorable and virtuoso performance in New York City FC's 4-1 triumph over the Chicago Fire at Yankee Stadium Friday night.


September 23, 2016
ON THE VERGE
NYC FC rolls over Fire, 4-1, can clinch 1st MLS playoff berth Saturday night

New York City FC finds itself on the verge of clinching its first Major League Soccer playoff berth. City put itself into envious position by registering a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire as it retook the Eastern Conference lead at Yankee Stadium Friday night.


September 19, 2016
A TOUGH BLOW
NYC FC's Lampard out for 3-4 weeks with calf injury

New York City FC's final playoff push suffered a tough blow Monday when the club announced that midfielder Frank Lampard was expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks with a calf injury.


September 17, 2016
LAMPARD INJURED
Asks to be taken out of game; severity not known

New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira admitted he did not know the severity of the injury that standout midfielder Frank Lampard suffered in his team's 2-2 draw with FC Dallas Saturday night.


September 17, 2016
NOW, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT
NYC FC rallies for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Shelton goal

It was a game worthy of an MLS Cup and who knows? Perhaps New York City FC and FC Dallas will wind up playing for the Major League Soccer title come Dec. 10. On Saturday night, there were no winners on the field, although fans were entertained by a 2-2 draw that saw plenty of scoring opportunities and heroics by both teams


September 17, 2016
BATTLING THE LEADERS
Vying for the Eastern lead, NYC FC hopes to get back on track vs. Western leaders FC Dallas

Trying to regain first place in the Eastern Conference, New York City FC takes on the Western Conference leaders at Yankee Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m.


September 15, 2016
GONE FISHING
FC Dallas signs Carlos (El Pescadito) Ruiz for rest of season; availability for NYC FC match unknown

FC Dallas signed Guatemalan forward Carlos Ruiz through the end of the Major League Soccer season, pending receipt of his ITC, the club announced Thursday.


September 15, 2016
PLANNING AHEAD
NYC FC fans have an idea when team will play at home in 2017 as Yankees release schedule

Attention New York City FC supporters: Today you have a much better idea of when your favorite Major League Soccer team will play at Yankee Stadium in 2017.


September 14, 2016
GUILTY
MLS fines NYC FC's Mendoza for embellishment

The Major League Disciplinary Committee has found New York City FC forward Steven Mendoza guilty of embellishment in the seventh minute of the team's 3-1 loss at the New England Revolution Saturday.


September 10, 2016
A NIGHT TO FORGET
A listless NYC FC falls out of first place after losing at New England, 3-1

It was a night to forget in so many ways for New York City FC. A listless City fell to the New England Revolution, 3-1, at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.


September 10, 2016
TWO POSSIBLE FATES
Win and NYC FC remains in 1st in the East, lose or draw and it could wind up in 3rd

It's this simple. If New York City FC wants to remain atop the Eastern Conference, it must take home three points from Gillette Stadium when it meets the New England Revolution Saturday night.


September 9, 2016
VIDEO PREVIEW
NYC FC coach Vieira talks New England

In this video, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira talks about his team's game at the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium Saturday at 8 p.m.


September 7, 2016
IMPRESSIVE START
Forbes values NYC FC third among MLS teams; Red Bulls are 11th

In only its second year of existence, New York City FC already has been valued as Major League Soccer's third highest club, Forbes magazine announced Thursday.


September 6, 2016
TOP HONORS
NYC FC's Lampard named MLS player of the week

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard was voted Major League Soccer player of the week by the North American Soccer Reporters, it was announced Tuesday morning.


September 2, 2016
ENTERTAINING, BUT NOT ALWAYS PRETTY
NYC FC's win over United had plenty of drama and showed team's character

Sometimes the beautiful game doesn't have to be pretty to be enjoyable. Take, for example, New York City FC's dramatic and exciting 3-2 stoppage time win over D.C. United at Yankee Stadium Thursday night.


September 1, 2016
IT NEVER GETS BORING TO FRANK
Lampard connects for his 11th goal in 13 matches

Scoring goals never gets boring to Frank Lampard. And that goes double when he finds the back of the net in the 11th hour.


September 1, 2016
STAR TURN
Lampard steals the show as NYC nips DC United in stoppage time

BRONX, NY---Frank Lampard entered Thursday night's game at Yankee Stadium with 300 goals. He left with 302, including the stoppage-time clincher to give New York City FC a 3-2 win over DC United.


August 30, 2016
GETTING THE CALL
Luxembourg summons NYC FC's Chanot

New York City FC defender Maxime Chanot was called up to play for the Luxembourg national team, it was announced Tuesday.


August 30, 2016
SOME JUST DESSERTS
Ex-NYC FC striker Mullins returns to Yankee Stadium as MLS player of the week

When he returns to Yankee Stadium with D.C. United Thursday, Patrick Mullins will have a new title: MLS player of the week.


August 29, 2016
A FRANK CELEBRATION
NYC FC will pay tribute to Lampard's 300 goals

New York City FC will host a pre-game tribute to celebrate Frank Lampardís 300 career goals before the club hosts D.C. United Thursday.


August 29, 2016
VIEIRA'S VIEW
'We can't win if we play the way we did'

New York City FC's problems trying to accrue points from fellow 2015 expansion side Orlando City SC continued Sunday night and that did not sit well with head coach Patrick Vieira.


August 29, 2016
NO AVENGING FEELINGS
Kreis on beating NYC FC; 'it wasn't about me'

If Jason Kreis was gloating about Orlando City SC's 2-1 home win over his former club New York City FC, he certainly wasn't, at least not publicly.


August 28, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of NYC FC's 2-1 loss at Orlando

Here are video highlights of New York City FC's 2-1 defeat at Orlando City SC Sunday night.


August 28, 2016
HE'S THE MAN
Kaka strikes twice as Orlando City stops NYC FC, 2-1, as Kreis beats his former club

New York City FC boasts the likes of David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, but they were no match for the brilliance of Kaka Sunday night. The Brazilian midfielder struck twice, including a penalty-kick conversion on the go-ahead goal as Orlando City SC handed City a 2-1 defeat at Camping Ground Stadium.


August 26, 2016
LIONS IN WAIT
NYC FC will try to pull off rare win against Orlando and City's former coach, Kreis

For all the success that New York City FC has enjoyed this season, there are still many mountains to climb. There is the necessity of finishing as high as it can, if not atop the Eastern Conference, to secure a decent playoff spot and perhaps home-field advantage for the post-season. Then there is the business of getting the best of the other 2015 expansion team, Orlando City SC.


August 24, 2016
GETTING THE CALL
Matarrita named to Costa Rica WCQ squad

All it took for Ronald Matarrita was one game to convince Costa Rica national coach Oscar Ramirez to call him into the national team for the next set of World Cup qualifying matches.







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