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Crooks: NYCFC-Real Salt Lake Match Holds Special Meaning For Jason Kreis

Kreis was the first player signed by RSL in 2005 and scored the franchise’s initial goal that year.

05/22/2015

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)

Villa Rallies NYCFC To 2-2 Tie With Chicago

David Villa set up goals at the end of each half and New York City FC tied the Chicago Fire 2-2 on Friday night at Yankee Stadium to snap a four-game losing streak and extend his winless run to nine games.

05/15/2015

Frank Lampard of Manchester City runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium on March 21, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Report: NYCFC To Pay English Star Frank Lampard $6 Million Per Season

Frank Lampard will soon join an exclusive club.

05/13/2015

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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

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

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)

Sapong Scores Late Goal; Philadelphia Ties NYCFC

C.J. Sapong scored in the 86th minute and the Philadelphia Union tied NYC FC 1-1 on Thursday night.

04/17/2015

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

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

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Philadelphia Scores In Stoppage Time To Beat NYC FC 2-1

Vincent Nogueira scored in stoppage time and Philadelphia beat New York City FC 2-1 on Saturday for the Union’s first victory of the season.

04/11/2015

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

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

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

Lou Amundson #21 and Alexey Shved #1 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/19/2015

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Report: Real Madrid Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Considering Eventual Move To MLS

Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo playing for New York City FC. No, it’s not a joke. It’s reportedly possible.

03/18/2015

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