New York City FC

NYCFC slowly turning the corner under Patrick Vieira

New York City FC are currently enjoying their best form under new head coach Patrick Vieira and perhaps the best form of the expansion club’s entire existence. After defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps, Portland Timbers and D.C. United, Vieira’s boys in blue have catapulted themselves to first place in the beleaguered eastern conference. The rookie head coach seems […]

New York Red Bulls, Jesse Marsch

New York Red Bulls: Do not call it a relapse

I mentioned after the Orlando City draw that the Red Bulls had suffered a serious step back from the progress they had made. After scoring seven goals in two games against Orlando and Dallas, the Jersey-dwellers returned to their road woes against Orlando and managed only five shots. It’s like the creative well ran dry […]

David Villa, New York City FC

David Villa’s ethic lifting New York City FC

On Sunday, New York City F.C. traveled to Washington D.C. for an Eastern Conference clash with D.C. United. Goals from captain David Villa and Khiry Shelton, gave the men in blue a much needed three points. NYCFC currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference standings and only trail leaders Montreal by two points. In the […]

New York Red Bulls, Lloyd Sam

New York Red Bulls take two steps back against Orlando

The New York Red Bulls had just turned a corner. Their sputtering, misfiring offense came together to notch seven goals in two matches against Orlando City and the dreaded FC Dallas. Their entire front four was clicking at long last and they looked ready to turn their season around. Match up against Orlando yet again, […]

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps are defining the word ‘enigma’

Who beats FC Dallas 3-0 and loses to DC United 4-0? The Vancouver Whitecaps, that’s who. Of all the teams and all the various personalities in MLS, no team is harder to read than the enigmatic Vancouver Whitecaps. First, let’s trace their unpredictable results. The season opened with a 3-2 loss against Montreal, but a […]

New York City FC

New York City FC: Tommy McNamara quietly doing amazing things

At the beginning of the season, Tommy McNamara rose up to become a cult hero in no time flat. He laid the groundwork last year with a combination of his hair, style, and fantastic long shot, but he built the rest immediately upon the start of this year. His season-opening goal against Chicago was enough […]

New York City FC, Patrick Vieira

New York City FC struggling with Patrick Vieira’s vision

We are now six games into the MLS season and it’s time we take a look at how new head coach Patrick Vieira is revamping New York City F.C. After an enticing season opener where the boys in blue notched four goals against the Chicago Fire, NYC have had trouble scoring goals with any regularity. […]

Montreal Impact, Mauro Biello

Montreal Impact losing out to Didier Drogba waiting game

It’s hard to look at the standings, see the Montreal Impact leading the East, and imagine that they are ‘losing out’ on anything. But any points dropped now could be crucial towards the end of the season. Thus far into the season, Montreal have dropped six points, three to FC Dallas and three to the […]

New York City FC, Patrick Vieira

New York City FC: Patrick Vieira shooting himself in foot

Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest manager to have ever managed, had one all-encompassing rule that he followed no matter the circumstance: “Stay the course.” No matter who is questioning, no matter who disagrees, no matter who has a ‘better idea’, stay the course. How can you expect players to be consistent when you, as a […]

NYCFC, Kwadwo Poku

New York City FC has a Kwadwo Poku problem

Nobody gripped the New York City fan base last year quite like the Ghanaian, Kwadwo Poku. His undeniable athleticism was a welcome sight when compared to the often lackadaisical-looking antics of other, higher-profile players. Any time something went wrong, Yankee Stadium erupted with chants of “We Want Poku.” This year, those chants have gone unanswered. […]