Category Archives: NYC Sports

NYCFC Kicks Off Third Season Sunday

(NYCFC forward Khiry Shelton celebrating his goal against FC Dallas at Yankee Stadium last September. USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club begins their third season in the MLS this Sunday at Orlando City.

Patrick Vieira will be entering his second season as the head coach, and European soccer legends David Villa and Andrea Pirlo will be back for their third season in New York. English soccer star Frank Lampard retired in the offseason after two injury-filled years with NYCFC.

The home opener at Yankee Stadium will be on Sunday, March 12. They will then host the Montreal Impact on Saturday, March 18, and the San Jose Jose Earthquakes on April 1. All three games have 2 p.m. kickoffs.

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Red Bulls Out Of CONCACAF Champions League

(Red Bulls goalie Luis Robles – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls have been eliminated from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday night after they lost 2-0 on the road to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The Whitecaps win the two-leg quarterfinal matchup, 3-1, on aggregate. The first leg was a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, February 22.

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Barclays Center Continues to Host Premier Boxing Champions

(Danny Jacobs after winning on the first fight night at Barclays Center in October 2012 – Photo by @LolitaLens)

On Thursday, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced that their venues, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank (NYCB), will be the sites for select Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC ) events in 2017.

This Saturday’s PBC welterweight showdown between Danny “Swift” Garcia and Keith “One-Time” Thurman in Brooklyn will be the first of a multi-fight schedule at Barclays Center and The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB in 2017.

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NYCFC Releases Roster for 2017 MLS Season

(NYCFC star David Villa – USA Today Sports)

New York City FC released its roster for the 2017 MLS Regular Season, which begins this Sunday at Orlando City.

The 2017 roster features 12 new offseason additions, including new Designated Player Maxi Moralez, 2015 MLS Cup champion Rodney Wallace, Venezuelan international midfielder Yangel Herrera and former Chicago Fire goalkeeper, Sean Johnson.

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Turner Sports & CBS Broadcast Pairings For March Madness

(Jim Nantz of CBS Sports – Photo by Jason Schott)

March Madness is right around the corner, and CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced on Thursday that they will once again feature a marquee lineup of announcers for their seventh year of combined coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

All 67 games from the 2017 NCAA Tournament will be televised across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live, beginning Tuesday, March 14, with the NCAA First Four on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual.

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Red Bulls Expand Youth Team Platform

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls Academy will expand its Regional Development School (RDS) programming with the addition of six new full-time, regionally based teams in 2017, the club announced today.

The New York Red Bulls youth programs are widely recognized locally and nationally as having a history of developing players for the Red Bulls first team.

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NYCFC Introduces Maxi Morales

(Maxi Morales with students at P.S. 83 / P.S. 182 – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club introduced its newest Designated Player Maxi Moralez on Tuesday.

Maxi spoke to media before an appearance at P.S. 83 / P.S. 182 (BBMS) in East Harlem, a current ‘City in the Community’ site where the Club supports free soccer programming, where he played small-sided games with the students.

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St. John’s Falls to Creighton

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – @StJohnsBBall)

St. John’s lost a tough one, 82-68, to Creighton in front of 17,006 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha on Tuesday night.

Shamorie Ponds led the way for the Red Storm in the losing effort, tallying 16 points and registering a career-high six assists. The freshman from Brooklyn also dished out three assists and surrendered no turnovers in 35 minutes of action.

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Mets To Hold National Anthem Search

The New York Mets will host their 2017 Anthem Search on Tuesday, March 14, with the winner performing the National Anthem on Thursday, August 17 during the Subway Series.

The first 100 contestants to arrive are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice – excluding the National Anthem – a cappella.

The audition on March 14 will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contestants must check in by 11:00 a.m.

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New York City FC Announces New NYCFC Girls Soccer Academy

(NYCFC plays at Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

New York City Football Club announced on Monday the creation of the NYCFC Girls Soccer Academy.

The new Academy program will provide an elite training environment for girls across four age groups (U-14, U-15, U-16/17 & U-18/19), offering the highest level of technical standards and competition for New York’s brightest young talent.

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