New York City FC

NYCFC manager Jason Kreis, left.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Crooks: NYCFC’s Fitness A Concern After Late Failure Against Philadelphia

The 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium will rank as the most disappointing result in the short history of New York City FC.

04/17/2015

Khiry Shelton #19 of New York City FC and Lee Nguyen #24 of New England Revolution fight for the ball in the second half during the inaugural game of the New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Crooks: NYCFC’s Shelton Should Start For Diskerud On Thursday

Regardless of shape or system, Shelton should be unveiled as a starter on Thursday. He injects energy to an attack with a dearth of goals in recent matches.

04/13/2015

Khiry Shelton #19 of New York City FC and Lee Nguyen #24 of New England Revolution fight for the ball in the second half during the inaugural game of the New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Crooks: The Organization Of Set-Piece Defending Is Critical

Set piece, set play, dead ball, restart, free kick. No matter what you call it, these often dangerous opportunities can decide the outcome of soccer matches – at every level.

04/10/2015

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Sporting KC Edges New York City FC 1-0

Ike Opara scored early and Sporting Kansas City made it stand up, beating New York City FC 1-0 on Saturday in blustery conditions with intermittent flurries all afternoon.

03/28/2015

Xavi Hernandez, right, of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal past Xabi Irureta of SD Eibar during the La Liga match at Camp Nou on Oct. 18, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Crooks: NYCFC Is Better Off Without Xavi Hernandez

While Xavi would have been a short-term boost for marketing and attendance, he did not suit the needs of the team ON the field — for the present AND the future.

03/27/2015

Josh Saunders #12 of New York City FC defends his goal in the second half against the New England Revolution during the inaugural game of the New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York City FC defeated the New England Revolution 2-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saunders Gets 2nd Straight Shutout, NYC FC Ties Colorado 0-0

Josh Saunders had seven saves in his second consecutive shutout and 10-man New York City FC tied Colorado 0-0 on Saturday in the home opener for the Rapids.

03/21/2015

A general view of the stadium during the Colorado Rapids against the Houston Dynamo at Dicks Sporting Goods Park on July 3, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)

Crooks: How Will NYCFC Handle The High Altitude In Colorado?

While the Rapids’ home formula will favor setting a high tempo attack, Kreis’ side must regulate their effort over 90 minutes.

03/19/2015

Workers prepare the field at Yankee Stadium for NYCFC's inaugural home opener, as seen from Chopper 880 on March 13, 2015. (Photo by Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Excitement Builds For NYCFC’s Inaugural Home Match At Yankee Stadium

New York City FC will be playing its first home match at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, and area businesses and fans couldn’t be more excited.

03/13/2015

Infielder Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Teixeira On NYCFC Playing At Yankee Stadium: ‘It’s Going To Suck’

“It’s going to suck,” Teixeira said. “But you have to deal with it. It’s going to tear up the infield, but there’s nothing we can do about it, so we’ll deal with it.”

03/11/2015

Mix Diskerud of NYCFC celebrates his goal on the pitch against Orlando City SC at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 8, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. This was the first game for both teams and the final score was 1-1. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

NYCFC On The Radio: A New Team Means New Terms

Are you ready for the debut of MLS soccer on The FAN? For the uninitiated, listening to a sport they are unfamiliar with can make it difficult to follow the action.

03/11/2015

Slovakia's Adam Nemec celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Macedonia and Slovakia at the Filip II stadium in Skopje on November 15, 2014. (Photo credit should read ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Slovakian Forward Adam Nemec Agrees To Deal With New York City FC

Nemec has two goals in 14 international appearances. The agreement was announced Monday.

02/02/2015

Tim Pernetti (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reev Foundation)

Tim Pernetti Out, Tom Glick In As NYCFC President

New York City FC is replacing its leader before playing its first game in Major League Soccer.

01/29/2015

United States midfielder Mix Diskerud (R) celebrates with United States midfielder Alejandro Bedoya (L) after scoring their first goal to equalize during the international friendly football match between the Republic of Ireland and the United States at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on November 18, 2014. (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Midfielder Mix Diskerud Signs With New York City FC

The 24-year-old Diskerud has five goals in 25 international appearances and was part of the U.S. under-23 team that failed to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

01/13/2015

New York City Football Club player David Villa on September 18, 2014 (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Orlando Hosts NYCFC March 8 In Opener For MLS Expansion Teams

The league said Friday that NYCFC plays New England on March 15 in its home opener at Yankee Stadium.

12/19/2014

New York City Football Club player David Villa on September 18, 2014 (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

YES Joins WFAN In Broadcast Partnership With NYCFC

New York City Football Club already had its flagship radio station locked up. Now it has a home on television, too.

12/18/2014

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