Daily Archives: September 24, 2016


NYCFC clinch first postseason berth – with assist from Red Bulls

by DAVE MARTINEZ For the first time in history, New York City FC are in the postseason. And wouldn’t you know it? The New York Red Bulls helped push them over the finish line. After securing a dominating 4-1 victory over the Chicago Fire in Yankee Stadium this Friday night, NYCFC were forced to watch the…

Empire of Soccer: NYCFC clinch first postseason berth – with assist from Red Bulls


Villa, Shelton drive NYCFC’s fluid attack

by CHRISTIAN ARAOS On opposite ends of their careers, David Villa and Khiry Shelton combined to drive New York City FC’s attack to four goals in Friday night’s win. Villa, the veteran captain, led by example. Shelton, the second-year prospect, expressed an increasing confidence and joy in his game. “I think the three points against…

Empire of Soccer: Villa, Shelton drive NYCFC’s fluid attack


New York City FC 4, Chicago Fire 1: Blues scream on ‘em, close in on playoffs

Good guys make it rain This wasn’t poetic justice. No; it was a far more badass and cool version of justice than that. New York City FC ransacked the visiting Chicago Fire — who had their chances, and how — to the tune of four goals to one. David Villa hit his 18th and 19th…

Hudson River Blue: New York City FC 4, Chicago Fire 1: Blues scream on ‘em, close in on playoffs