Monthly Archives: July 2015

NYCFC Diaries, Vol. 6: Pirlo Parties, Orlando CIty Almost Spoiling Them

30,042 people showed up to see Andrea Pirlo’s historic “baby blue” debut. Every once in a while, NYCFC’s PR department opened up certain section of the nosebleeds, something they usually do for Grade A games, and Andrea Pirlo’s first game for … Continue reading

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The Parisian Angel

Ángel Di María, the world-record signing by a British team, didn’t exactly settle in in his first, and from the looks of it only, season in Manchester. Brought in as part of Louis van Gaal’s rebuilding project, di María started … Continue reading

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Reacting to the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw

  Yesterday, FIFA hosted the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In between jazz performances and awkward comedy bits from a Russian supermodel, the road to the next World Cup became much clearer for some of the FIFA … Continue reading

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Raheem Sterling & The Evaluation of Wingers

Wingers: managers love them, pundits love them, we love them. Wingers have evolved from cross-launching specialists that weren’t fully involved in the game to the most dynamic players on the pitch. Modern day wingers run, shoot, pass, cross, and dribble … Continue reading

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Olympique Marseille’s Murky Future

It was almost impossible to ignore the 2014-15 iteration of Olympique Marseille for a number of reasons. Whether it was manager Marcelo Bielsa telling the press not even two months into the job that he had an opt out clause after one … Continue reading

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The NYCFC Diaries, Vol. 5: New York Derby, Part Deux

The Twitter account campaigned to light up the Empire State Building in vibrant blue colors; it did. #WINNYCFC was the slogan every NYCFC fan went by on Twitter and even in real life. The fans’ derby build-up wishes came to … Continue reading

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