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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

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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

New York City FC’s David Villa, right, tries to keep the ball as Scott Caldwell of the New England Revolution defends during the teams’ match at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

How’s This For An Encore? NYCFC’s David Villa Named MLS Player Of The Week

Talk about endearing yourself to the masses. David Villa did that and more on Sunday, scoring once and setting up the other goal in New York City Football Club’s 2-0 win over New England.

03/17/2015

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NYCFC Wins Home Debut At Yankee Stadium

David Villa had a goal and an assist to help New York City FC beat 10-man New England 2-0 on Sunday in its home debut at Yankee Stadium.

03/16/2015

NYCFC fans gather at a bar near Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015. (credit: Darius Radzius/1010 WINS)

Soccer’s Back In The Boroughs: NYCFC Fans Revved Up For Home Debut

New York City has finally gotten its own Major League Soccer team, New York City FC, which began its home opener Sunday against the New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium at 5 p.m.

03/15/2015

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)

Crooks: Realizing A Childhood Dream At Yankee Stadium — With NYCFC!

This Sunday, I’ll walk through the press gate, take the elevator to press row and mark my spot in the radio booth at my favorite place in the world.

03/13/2015

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

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