Andrea Pirlo

Crooks: Will We See Andrea Pirlo This Weekend? Stay Tuned

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.


FILE -- Lee Nguyen of the New England Revolution (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

New England Snaps 5-Game Skid With 1-0 Win Over NYCFC

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.


David Villa #7 of New York City FC scores on a penalty kick past Chris Konopka #1 of Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium on July 12, 2015. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Villa Scores 2 As NYCFC Manages Draw Against Toronto

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.


American soccer fans celebrate the U.S. women's World Cup win during a ticker-tape parade in NYC on July 10, 2015. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Crooks: U.S. Women’s World Cup Victory Transcends The Sport — And The Sexes

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.


Andrea Pirlo

Capellini: With The Pirlo Party Set To Begin, NYCFC Fans Are In For Quite A Ride

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.


David Villa

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.


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.


Andrea Pirlo

Report: New York City FC, Italian Star Andrea Pirlo Agree To Deal

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.


Athletic Bilbao's defender Andoni Iraola, right, vies with Granada's Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi during a Spanish league football match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on Feb. 28, 2014. (RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Crooks: New York City FC Adds Pair Of Spaniards In Attempt To Solidify Back End

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.


U.S. Open Cup

Schwartz: NYCFC To Face Cosmos In U.S. Open Cup

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.


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 2-Game Win Streak, Edge Montreal Impact 2-1

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.


U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis answers a question as defender Julie Johnston looks on during a press conference at Memorial Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 10, 2015. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Crooks: One Of Best Weeks In American Soccer History Tempered By Troubling U.S. Women

In its Women’s World Cup opener, the U.S. team was fortunate to string together three or four passes.


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.


Italy’s Andrea Pirlo takes a free kick during the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria on Sept. 7, 2012. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Report: Italian Star Andrea Pirlo Accepts Offer To Join New York City FC

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.


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.