Yearly Archives: 2015


NYCFC: Inaugural Season Review

  There was only MLS team in New York, now the boys in blue have crashed the party. Thanks to Manchester City and MLB giants the New York Yankees, New York City FC was born. From naming Spain’s all-time goal scorer David Villa their first signing to obtaining world class midfielders Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, we look at the expansion’s team inaugural season; the good and…

Skyscraper Blues: NYCFC: Inaugural Season Review


Will NYCFC Make A Move for Ronald Matarrita?

  I guess you can say that NYCFC is addressing the elephant in the room, their defense. After successful loan spells with right back Angelino and central defender Shay Facey, NYCFC is looking everywhere to fix it’s line and reports are indicating they’re going after Costa Rica international full back Ronald Matarrita. According to multiple reports in South America and…

Skyscraper Blues: Will NYCFC Make A Move for Ronald Matarrita?


Pirlo, Lampard win Globe Awards, Pirlo denies loan rumors

by CHRISTIAN ARAOS New York City FC midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard each received awards for career achievement at the Globe Soccer Awards last weekend in Dubai. Pirlo and Lampard were each saluted by the award’s committee for winning the Champions League, for their technical quality, sportsmanship and for promoting the growth of the sport…

Empire of Soccer: Pirlo, Lampard win Globe Awards, Pirlo denies loan rumors


Reports: NYCFC interested in Ronald Matarrita

by DAVE MARTINEZ The departure of Angelino has further weakened New York City FC’s left-sided defense and attack. Is Ronald Matarrita the answer? According to multiple reports out of South America, NYCFC is courting Matarrita. The player says his future will be decided this January. Ronald Matarrita confirmó que el New York City de la MLS…

Empire of Soccer: Reports: NYCFC interested in Ronald Matarrita


Cooligans Radio | 021: Everything Happens On Wednesdays

The Cooligans usually record their podcast on Tuesdays. Jose Mourinho was sacked on Wednesday so they didn’t get to talk about it till 6 days after it happened. As comedians who want to talk and make fun of everything that is current in the soccer world, this is incredibly frustrating. Jose Mourinho getting fired from Chelsea…

Cooligans Radio: Cooligans Radio | 021: Everything Happens On Wednesdays


MLS 2016 opening day slate announced, including Red Bulls, NYCFC openers

by RYAN BRISTER Major League Soccer has unveiled the home openers for all 20 of its teams’ 2016 seasons, including a full slate of ten games to start the season on Sunday, March 6th. The full schedule will be made public on January 6th. While Sunday was almost exclusively reserved for national broadcasts in the…

Empire of Soccer: MLS 2016 opening day slate announced, including Red Bulls, NYCFC openers


Sources: NYCFC seek homegrown claim on Wake Forest star Jack Harrison

by DAVE MARTINEZ Are New York City FC set to make franchise history? According to several sources, NYCFC are looking to claim Wake Forest midfielder and 2014-15 Gatorade Player of the Year Jack Harrison as their first Homegrown Player. Harrison, 19, is a highly touted freshman at Wake Forest and a Manchester United academy product.…

Empire of Soccer: Sources: NYCFC seek homegrown claim on Wake Forest star Jack Harrison


Sunnyside Yards: NYCFC’s Dream Stadium Location?

by BILL REESE Since the franchise was first announced, fans and pundits have speculated on dozens of properties where a soccer-specific stadium for New York City FC could be built. Empire of Soccer listed 10 potential sites in 2013, and analyzed two additional sites in the Bronx and Westchester after that. As the calendar turns…

Empire of Soccer: Sunnyside Yards: NYCFC’s Dream Stadium Location?


NYCFC Lock Up Josh Saunders

  At the age of 34, NYCFC goalkeeper Josh Saunders isn’t doing so bad. It was announced yesterday that both parties have agreed on a multi-year deal that will keep Saunders in New York, due to league policy, the terms were not disclosed. After a stellar inaugural season, there was no way NYCFC was going to let Saunders slip…

Skyscraper Blues: NYCFC Lock Up Josh Saunders


New York City FC extend Josh Saunders’ contract

by DAVE MARTINEZ Josh Saunders was arguably New York City FC’s most reliable player in their inaugural season. His efforts have been rewarded. NYCFC have signed Saunders to a multi-year contract following his memorable 2015 season. “I love playing for this club”, said Saunders. “It’s a great honor for me and I’m definitely looking forward…

Empire of Soccer: New York City FC extend Josh Saunders’ contract