After a crisp training session at SUNY Purchase, just his second since arriving from Turin late Tuesday, Pirlo offered a hopeful hint regarding his potential debut at Yankee Stadium this weekend.
New York City (5-9-6) played the final 35 minutes of regulation and six more of stoppage time a man down after Ned Grabavoy was shown a red card in the 55th minute.
Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco scored three times in nine minutes, but Patrick Mullins’ goal in the 84th minute gave New York City FC a 4-4 draw on Sunday.
The legacy of the ‘15ers may be the inspiration they have provided to both the young women AND men who play the game in our country.
Some may say Andrea Pirlo’s time with New York City FC will be nothing more than a glorified farewell tour, but the truth is he still has the chops to be a headliner, at least for the time being.
This match features two teams moving in contrary directions, compared to their inaugural rivalry match at Red Bull Arena on May 10.
On June 28, Yankee Stadium will host the season’s second clash between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.
Pirlo is under contract at Juventus through 2016, though the New York Post reports that he could join NYCFC in the next couple of weeks.
The initial stages of what may result in five or six player moves this summer at New York City FC began Tuesday with the addition of two outside backs from Spain.
The Cosmos, fresh off of winning the NASL’s spring season championship, face NYCFC in round four of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University.
David Villa and Kwadwo Poku each had a goal and an assist Saturday night, and New York City FC beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 for the expansion franchise’s first back-to-back wins.
In its Women’s World Cup opener, the U.S. team was fortunate to string together three or four passes.
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.
If it happens, New York City FC stands to have not just the top midfield unit in Major League Soccer, but perhaps one of the better ones in the world.
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.