Category Archives: NYC Sports

Lampard Named MLS Player of the Week

(Frank Lampard saluting the fans after a goal – USA Today Sports)

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 26th week of the 2016 MLS season.

Lampard was named MLS Player of the Month for July, a month in which he scored six goals and added one assist

Since making his debut on June 18, Lampard has been on a tear, now ranking in the top 10 in goals in the MLS after scoring all 11 of his tallies in the previous 13 matches.

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Granderson Mets’ Nominee For Clemente Award

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On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that Curtis Granderson was named the New York Mets 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

Granderson will be recognized on the field prior to the Mets’ home game on Tuesday, September 20

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Each Club nominates one current player to be considered for the Roberto Clemente Award in tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character.

Wednesday, September 7 marks the fifteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially acknowledge local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award.

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Tina Charles Gets Gold Medal, Leads Liberty Rout of Mercury

(Tina Charles puts up a jumper – Photo by @LolitaLens)

Tina Charles received her Olympic gold medal, and her 23 points led the New York Liberty to a 92-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

In addition to her 23 points on 9-for-23 from the field, including a three-pointer, Charles also had 15 rebounds.

Sugar Rodgers and Brittany Boyd had 19 points each, with Boyd shooting a sterling 7-for-8 from the field. Carolyn Swords had eight points and seven rebounds.

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Lampard’s Late Goal On Dream Night Gets NYCFC By DC

(Frank Lampard gets the step on DC’s Rob Vincent – USA Today Sports)

Frank Lampard had a night dreams are made of Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

New York City Football Club honored Lampard before the game for reaching 300 career goals, and he followed that up with two goals on the night to give NYCFC a huge 3-2 win over DC United.

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Kljestan Added to US National Team Roster

New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan is getting the recognition he deserves.

Klejestan has been added to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster ahead of a pair of World Cup Qualifiers in the Semifinal Round. He will join the team for training in Jacksonville ahead of the first match against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, September 2  at 3:30 p.m. ET. Four days later, the team closes out Group C action against Trinidad & Tobago on September 6  at 8 p.m.

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BWP’s 61st Only One Red Bulls Need To Get By Revs

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored yet again on Sunday afternoon to increase his Red Bulls scoring record and it was the difference as they beat the New England Revolution, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena.

Wright-Phillips set the record in the Red Bulls’ prior home game, on August 13 vs. Montreal, and fans were greeted by a new sign commemorating the achievement. (pictured above)

It is like a scoreboard that will tally how many goals BWP racks up, and it took 55 minutes into this one for it to change from “60” to “61.”

Wright-Phillips was in perfect position on the right side to corral a rebound from New England goalkeeper Brad Knighton and drill it to give the Red Bulls the 1-0 edge. It was his team-leading 16th goal of the season.

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For Kreis Sake: Coach Gets Revenge on NYCFC

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Jason Kreis thought he got a raw deal when he was fired after just one season as coach of New York City Football Club.

Kreis got his revenge on Sunday night, as his new club, Orlando City SC beat NYCFC, 2-1.

Kreis took the focus off of himself after the game, as he said, “The importance of the win has nothing to do with the opponent. It wasn’t about me, it’s about the performance of the team and what the guys are willing to do. So I’m really pleased for the players, they are the ones who deserve the credit.”

Orlando City got two goals from their star Kaka, while NYCFC’s European stars, David Villa, Frank Lampard, and Andrea Pirlo, were largely kept in check.

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St. John’s Releases Non-Conference Schedule

(Carnesecca Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm announced their men’s basketball out-of-conference schedule on Thursday.

The Red Storm has a 13-game docket lined up against non-league opponents in 2016-17, and it includes marquee contests in the Battle 4 Atlantis, Gavitt Tipoff Games, and a road game with longtime rival Syracuse.

The first couple months of the season features seven local dates and appearances in three of New York City’s boroughs.

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Gridlocked: Red Bulls Earn Draw In DC

(Alex Muyl of the Red Bulls trying to gain position with the tough field conditions – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls earned a 2-2 draw with DC United in the nation’s capital on Sunday afternoon to extend their MLS unbeaten streak to eight games.

The match started on time, but a lightning delay was called for in the 10th minute. It would be approximately 73 minutes before play resumed.

Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch used the time in the delay wisely, and he spoke of what he told his team in the locker room, “The main thing I said is that I didn’t think we were up for the competitive challenge. D.C. started the game winning so many of the little battles and I reminded them that this is what the game was going to be, especially on a wet day. I had to remind them that last time we came down here we had a terrible match and that I can cheerlead all I want, but we need them to understand internally how to handle that.”

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Villa Shines In Battle of Stars; NYCFC Beat Galaxy

(NYCFC’s David Villa battles LA’s Nigel de Jong – USA Today Sports)

In the battle of the European stars, New York City Football Club beat the LA Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

These are arguably the two highest-profile teams in the MLS, as NYCFC boasts Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, and David Villa, while Los Angeles has Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, and Ashley Cole.

This was the first time the number 8’s, English national teammates  Lampard and Gerrard, faced each other in the MLS. For years, they battled in the English Premier League when Lampard’s Chelsea and Gerrard’s Liverpool vied for titles.

“It’s normal, we’re used to it. It was Lampard versus Gerrard in the England team, it was Chelsea-Liverpool for many a year. I love it,” Lampard said of his rivalry with Gerrard ahead of the match. “I think we’re more relaxed about it and we can enjoy it more these days.”

NYCFC came out strong, especially Lampard, who was looking to make something happen when he was taken down by a Galaxy defender in the box in the fifth minute. To his dismay, there was no call.

A minute later, NYCFC crashed the net, as Ronald Matarrita got off a shot, which deflected off Galaxy goaltender Clement Diop, and Villa slipped by two defenders to score.

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