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Crooks: NYCFC, Red Bulls Going In Opposite Directions Ahead Of Hudson River Derby

This match features two teams moving in contrary directions, compared to their inaugural rivalry match at Red Bull Arena on May 10.

06/26/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: New York City FC fans wait for the start of the game during the inaugural game of the New York City FC as they take on the New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NYCFC Vs. New York Red Bulls A Hot Ticket This Weekend

On June 28, Yankee Stadium will host the season’s second clash between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.

06/25/2015

Abby Wambach of United States heads the ball during the first half of an international friendly against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on May 30, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Crooks: Crazy Week In Soccer Is About To Get Even More Wild With Women’s World Cup

Admittedly, I am finding it difficult to focus on one particular soccer topic for this column. It has been an eventful week on multiple levels.

06/05/2015

Oguchi Onyewu passes the ball for Team USA against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, on July 5, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Crooks: NYCFC’s Struggles In The Air Need To Be Addressed Immediately

New York City FC has given up the first goal in nine of its 13 matches this season, in large part due to their lack of an intimidating force along their back line. That, however, could change soon.

06/01/2015

New England Revolution v New York City FC

Crooks: MLS’ Only Authentic Derby Will Be Born When NYCFC Takes On Red Bulls

On Sunday, Major League Soccer’s only authentic derby will be born. Manchester City’s brothers from across the pond, New York City FC, will play the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, N.J.

05/08/2015

The Red Bulls’ Sacha Kljestan, center, competes for the ball as Sporting KC’s Amadou Dia and Roger Espinoza, right, look on during the game at Sporting Park on March 8, 2015 in Kansas City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Crooks: Red Bulls’ Kljestan Has Taken An Unconventional Route To Top Of U.S. Soccer

It’s not often that a kid from southern California, playing youth soccer year-round outdoors at the highest level, would then choose to move to the East Coast for his college experience.

05/05/2015

David Villa card (Credit: Topps)

Schwartz: Topps, MLS Team Up To Create ‘Healthy Habits’ Trading Cards

After partnering with MLS to produce trading cards two years ago, Topps has teamed up with MLS WORKS, the league’s community outreach initiative, to create the “Topps Healthy Habits Card.”

04/14/2015

Chris Korb #22 and goalkeeper Bill Hamid #28 of D.C. United defend against Lloyd Sam #10 of New York Red Bulls during their match at Red Bull Arena on March 22, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sam Scores In 90th Minute; New York Ties DC United 2-2

Lloyd Sam scored in the 90th minute and New York tied D.C. United 2-2 on Saturday night.

04/11/2015

Head coach Jesse Marsch of the New York Red Bulls watches during warmups ahead of the game against the Sporting KC at Sporting Park on March 8, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Crooks: Jesse Marsch Is Doing Wonders For Red Bulls In Tough, Tough Situation

Marsch is engaging, honest and straightforward. He’s perhaps the ideal replacement for Petke in a media market that crucifies those who fail to be transparent.

04/03/2015

NYCFC player David Villa poses during an event to unveil Major League Soccer's new logo on September 18, 2014. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Anticipation Builds For NYCFC And More As MLS Enters 20th Season

MLS may be 20 years old but there is a lot that’s new this season, from the overall league rebranding, to a pair of high-profile expansion teams and an influx of internationally proven talent.

03/06/2015

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

MLS, Players Avoid Strike, Agree To 5-Year Labor Deal

Major League Soccer and its players’ union have agreed in principle to a new CBA, establishing free agency for the first time and averting a possible strike ahead of Friday’s season opener.

03/05/2015

Mike Grella in 2009 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Red Bulls Sign Forward Mike Grella, Waive Midfielder Ian Christianson

Grella, a Long Island native, made the team after a tryout during the team’s first preseason trip to Orlando, Florida.

02/18/2015

Bobby Shuttleworth #22 of New England Revolution allows a goal by Tim Cahill #17 of the New York Red Bulls during the first half during Leg 2 of the MLS Eastern Conference game at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Australian Midfielder Tim Cahill Leaving Red Bulls

The all-time leading goal scorer for Australia, Cahill hopes to announce his future plans soon.

02/02/2015

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal battles with Sacha Kljestan of Anderlecht during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Arsenal FC and RSC Anderlecht at Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Red Bulls Acquire Midfielder Sacha Kljestan From Anderlecht

American midfielder Sacha Kljestan is returning to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls.

01/28/2015

Felipe Martins in 2012 (Photo by Francois Laplante/Getty Images)

Impact Trade Felipe To Red Bulls For Oyongo, Alexander

Felipe was pulled aside by Montreal coach Frank Klopas ahead of practice Tuesday and told he was headed to New York. The 24-year-old Brazilian was a regular in Montreal’s lineup since the team joined Major League Soccer three years ago.

01/27/2015

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