Daily Archives: October 26, 2016


NYCFC to face Toronto FC in Eastern Conference Semis

by DAVE MARTINEZ It didn’t take long for New York City FC to find out their opponent for the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Led by Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC downed the Philadelphia Union 3-1 at BMO Field on Wednesday night, setting up a semifinal encounter against NYCFC. This was Toronto’s first ever postseason victory. It will also…

Empire of Soccer: NYCFC to face Toronto FC in Eastern Conference Semis


NYCFC Notes: Vieira on possible playoff opponents, set piece concerns, more

by CHRISTIAN ARAOS PURCHASE, N.Y. – We could know tonight who NYCFC will play in the Eastern Conference Semifinals — or at least know who they won’t be playing. The Pigeons hold the number two seed which means they will play the highest seeded team to advance from the Knockout Round. That would be Toronto…

Empire of Soccer: NYCFC Notes: Vieira on possible playoff opponents, set piece concerns, more


Araos: David Villa is the best candidate for 2016 MLS MVP

by CHRISTIAN ARAOS OP-ED: Sunday may have crystallized the MLS Playoff Picture but goals from Sebastian Giovinco, Bradley Wright-Phillips and David Villa did little to clarify the race for Most Valuable Player. Those three players, along with MLS assist king Sacha Kljestan, have been the driving forces behind the success of the third, fourth and…

Empire of Soccer: Araos: David Villa is the best candidate for 2016 MLS MVP


MLS Knockout Round Preview: The Postseason Begins

by RYAN BRISTER The postseason is finally here. After a grueling 34-game season that saw several teams fighting for a playoff spot until the very last fixture, the MLS playoffs are set, offering some interesting encounters in this wild card round — and even more intriguing possibilities in the semifinals. The knockout round begins tonight.…

Empire of Soccer: MLS Knockout Round Preview: The Postseason Begins


Sealing the Deal and a Chat with Joe Tolleson / Ep 93 / Blue City Radio

Episode 93: NYCFC got the job done. It took a while for them to lock it up, but once they got into the driver’s seat, there was no looking back.  Mike and Jon breakdown the game and look at what Patrick Vieira’s coaching decisions might mean for NYCFC in the playoffs. In the second segment…

Blue City Radio: Sealing the Deal and a Chat with Joe Tolleson / Ep 93 / Blue City Radio