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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.

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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

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

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Kaka’s Late Goal Gives Orlando City 1-1 Tie With NYCFC

New York appeared to be to be on its way to the victory in the 76th minute when Mix Diskerud took a pass from David Villa just outside 18-yard box, pushed it with one touch inside the box and rifled a curling shot that sneaked inside the far post.

03/09/2015

MLS logo  (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Sellout Crowd Expected For Orlando City’s Inaugural Match With NYCFC

Club officials said an additional allotment of standing room-only tickets have now been sold, pushing the sellout for Sunday’s match to 62,000 at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.

03/06/2015

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

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