Category Archives: NYC Sports

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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2018 NHL Winter Classic At Citi Field

The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will feature the Rangers taking on the Buffalo Sabres on January 1, 2018 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

“The Winter Classic made its debut under snowy Buffalo skies in 2008, and we look forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of that landmark event by matching the Sabres with their intrastate rivals, the New York Rangers, in the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Tuesday when the announcement was made. “With New York City as its host, the renewal of our New Year’s tradition will continue to inspire hockey memories for our clubs, our players and our fans.”

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Red Bull Arena To Host El Salvador-Ecuador Match June 13th

The Ecuador and El Salvador national teams will play at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Both teams will be in preparation of important tournament dates, as Ecuador prepares for CONMEBOL World Cup qualification matches against Brazil and Peru in August and early September, while El Salvador readies for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.

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NYCFC Hold Off Upstart Atlanta United

(David Villa scoring the opening goal for NYCFC on Sunday afternoon –  USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club got a solid 3-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium against Atlanta United FC, who are in their inaugural season in the MLS.

David Villa, fresh off signing a one-year contract extension, put NYCFC on the board in the 17th minute after a give-and-go from Rodney Wallace.

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NYCFC Announce Academy Talent ID Evaluations

(NYCFC in action against Atlanta United on Sunday. Photo by Jason Schott)

New York City FC will host a series of Academy Talent ID Evaluations for players looking to join the U12-U19 boys teams.

Registration is open now for the May and June evaluations which will take place in Queens.

Interested players must register to be in consideration to participate.

Registering does not guarantee participation. If selected to participate, applicants will be notified via email with further instructions.

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Sapong 3, Red Bulls 0

(C.J. Sapong of the Philadelphia Union – @PhilaUnion)

The Red Bulls fell to the Philadelphia Union, 3-0 on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., as C.J. Sapong recorded a hat trick in the final 15 minutes to give Philadelphia the big win.

The game was scoreless into the 75th minute, until Sapong capitalized on a loose ball in the Red Bulls’ defensive third and beat Luis Robles to put the Union up 1-0. Sapong followed up with goals in the 81st and 85th minutes, completing the hat trick on a penalty.

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Villa Throws Out First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

(David Villa throwing out the first pitch before Wednesday’s Yankees-Blue Jays game – All photos courtesy NYCFC)

David Villa celebrated the occasion of signing a one-year contract extension with New York City Football Club on Wednesday by throwing out the first pitch at that night’s Yankees game and visiting a school in the South Bronx.

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NYCFC’s Villa Signs One-Year Contract Extension

(NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira (left) with David Villa – Provided by NYCFC)

New York City Football Club announced that David Villa, the reigning MLS MVP, has signed a one-year contract extension.

NYCFC’s first signing, first captain and record goalscorer has agreed to a new deal which will keep him in New York until the end of the 2018 season.

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