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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Red Bulls Welcome Back McCarty, Put Out Fire

(Bradley Wright-Phillips after his goal – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls had possibly their best performance of the season as they outlasted the Chicago Fire, 2-1, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his fourth goal of the season, and team-record 73rd as a Red Bull, in the 37th minute off a cross from Daniel Royer.

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Harrison’s Double Leads NYCFC To Win In Columbus

(Jack Harrison gets a step on Columbus’ Justin Meram – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club got a big win in Columbus, 3-2, over the Crew on Saturday night, as Jack Harrison led the way with two goals.

Harrison’s first goal came in the eighth minute on a brilliant feed from Maxi Morales, who earned his fourth assist of the season.

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Red Bulls Announce Plans for Permanent Sensory-Friendly Space at Red Bull Arena

The New York Red Bulls announced on Saturday plans to convert executive office space inside of Red Bull Arena into a permanent sensory-friendly area for families affected by Autism. The space will be available at all Red Bulls matches at no additional charge.

The announcement comes in advance of Autism Awareness Night, presented by Speedway, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena as the Red Bulls host the Chicago Fire at 7:30 p.m.

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For Kreis Sake: NYCFC Lose To Orlando City & Old Coach

(Orlando City SC Head Coach Jason Kreis – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club lost a tough one on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, 2-1, to Orlando City SC and their old coach, Jason Kreis.

Kreis was the coach for NYCFC’s inaugural season in 2015, and was dismissed after that season. He took over Orlando City last August, and beat NYCFC twice at home before this win in his return to Yankee Stadium.

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NYCFC To Wear Plastic Jerseys For Earth Day Sunday

(Jack Harrison in the special Earth Day jersey – provided by NYCFC)

New York City Football Club will wear specially designed adidas Parley Ocean Plastic jerseys at their home match on Sunday, April 23 at Yankee Stadium against Orlando City SC.

This activation comes as adidas and MLS join forces with Parley for the Oceans to raise awareness around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution.

Four MLS teams will wear the new uniforms—which are made from technical yarns containing Parley Ocean Plastic —but they will be seen on-pitch for the first time Sunday afternoon.

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