Red Bulls, Robles Shutout Toronto

(Luis Robles – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls, backed by an early goal from Kemar Lawrence, shoutout Toronto FC, 1-0, on Sunday at BMO Field, earning their first regular-season win there since 2013.

The Red Bulls improved to 10-4-2, with 32 points, and moved past NYCFC into second place in the Eastern Conference. The two teams meet next Sunday night at Yankee Stadium in the third installment of the Hudson River Derby of the season.

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Chicago Comes Back In Second Half To Outlast NYCFC

(Chicago celebrating one of Aleksandar Katai’s goals in the second half – USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Fire scored two in the second half to outlast New York City Football Club, 3-2, on Saturday night.

NYCFC dropped to 9-4-4 on the season, in second place in the Eastern Conference. They are now six points behind Atlanta for the top spot in the east, and just one point ahead of Columbus and two points ahead of the Red Bulls, who play in Toronto Sunday afternoon.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Baseball & American History

(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

Baseball is intertwined into the fabric of America like no other sport, and there are three books out now that tell these amazing stories of larger themes around the game.

Former White House presidential speechwriter Curt Smith looks at the relationship between the U.S. Presidency and baseball in The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House. Longtime player and manager Felipe Alou, the first player from the Dominican Republic to play in the major leagues, is out with his autobiography, Alou: My Baseball Journey. Amy Essington looks at how the minor leagues integrated faster than the majors in her detailed work, The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast.

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Yankees Bats (4 Homers) & 7 Innings From CC Crush Red Sox

(CC Sabathia – @Yankees)

Friday night was a night the Yankees showed how good they could be against a team just as good as them, the Red Sox, as they rolled to an 8-1 victory at The Stadium.

The Yankees used the long ball to perfection in this one, as Greg Bird had two solo home runs, and Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar each had two-run homers.

The story of the night was starter CC Sabathia, who had a great outing, as he shut down the Red Sox for seven strong innings.

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3 Red Bulls Make MLS All-Star Game

(The Red Bulls’ All-Stars (from l. to r.) Michael Amir Murillo, Bradley Wright-Phillips, and Aaron Long. Provided by the Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls have three All-Stars this season, as forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, along with defenders Michael Amir Murillo and Aaron Long will take part in the 2018 MLS All-Star Game, the MLS announced today.

The trio and the rest of the 2018 MLS All Stars will take on Italian giants Juventus FC on August 1 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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