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Eight Red Bulls Named To MLS All-Star Game Fan Ballot

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Eight Red Bulls players have been named to the fan voting ballot for the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

Fan voting is now open on the MLS app, and through the EA Sports “More than a Vote” Challenge. The MLS All-Stars will face Real Madrid at Chicago’s Soldier Field on August 2. Fan voting runs through June 30.

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NYCFC Falls In Atlanta

(Atlanta’s Miguel Almiron celebrates with fans after their win – USA Today Sports)

Atlanta United, led by two goals from Miguel Almiron, beat New York City Football Club, 3-1, on Sunday night.

Atlanta’s three goals came within seven minutes in the first half.

Their tactics of playing over the NYCFC press instead of through it started to pay off after the first ten minutes.

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Red Bulls Run Past Revolution

(A large American flag was unfurled at Red Bull Arena before Saturday night’s game – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls won their second straight on Saturday night, as they scored twice in the second half to outlast the New England Revolution, 2-1.

This game had a playoff atmosphere, as the Revolution had over 1,000 of their fans in the upper level, and their chanting was dueling with the Red Bulls super fan section in the opposite end.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Trophy Son” Examines Tennis World

Trophy Son

By Douglas Brunt

St. Martin’s Press

The competitive world of tennis, and how young you have to think about a professional career, is explored adeptly by New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt in his third novel, Trophy Son.

Brunt also addresses the deeply important topic of the cost of early excellence in our achievement-obsessed society.

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For Kreis Sake: Villa Double Helps NCFC Beat Ex-Coach

(NYCFC’s David Villa breaks away from Orlando City’s Antonio Nocerino – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club lost to their former coach, Jason Kreis, the first three times they faced him with his new club, Orlando City SC, including at Yankee Stadium on April 23rd.

NYCFC got their revenge on Sunday night with a dominant 3-0 win in Orlando, led by two goals from David Villa.

The win came on the fourth anniversary of the club’s Founding Day.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Ashley Graham On Being “A New Model”

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, & Power Really Look Like

By Ashley Graham

Dey Street Books, An Imprint of William Morrow

Ashley Graham has become a leading supermodel and designer, and has made her mark as a body activist and a voice for the body positivity movement.

In this memoir, Graham gives incredible insight into the modeling industry and what it took to get where she is today, with many funny anecdotes that let the reader have a real sense of who she is.

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Red Bulls Tie Toronto In Battle Of East’s Best

(Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls have finished with the best record in the MLS Eastern Conference the past two seasons, and Toronto FC has jumped out to a nice lead at the start of this young season.

On Friday night, the two elite teams battled to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at Red Bull Arena in a highly competitive match.

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Mack The Knife Gets NYCFC Point In Dallas

(NYCFC’s Thomas McNamara controls the ball in front of Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta – USA Today Sports)

One constant through New ¬†York City Football Club’s first three seasons has been the excellence of David Villa.

Another has been the clutch play of fan favorite Thomas McNamara, who scored a game-tying goal in the 68th minute that earned NYCFC a 1-1 draw on the road against Dallas FC on Sunday night.

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Marsch on Red Bulls Loss To LA: “We didn’t look like us. That’s plain and simple.”

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls suffered a dispiriting 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena, one their head coach, Jesse Marsch termed “the worst performance since I’ve been here at Red Bull at home.”

The Galaxy got on the board just eight minutes in when Romain Alessandrini took a free kick from the right side, and bounced it past Red Bulls goaltender Luis Robles. The key to the play was Jelle Van Damme appeared to tip it, which may have fooled Robles, but hew actually never made contact with it.

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