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Author Archive for Graham Parker in New York

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Tangled up in blue: NYC FC’s brand new training center stresses City connection

NYC FC may not yet have opened the stadium home their fans want, but last week’s opening of their Etihad City Football Academy may prove to be just as significant in the long runLast week two more pieces of infrastructure were added to the growing body…

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Patrick Vieira interview: ‘I’m here at New York City FC to win’

The new NYCFC coach talks to Graham Parker about the lessons he learned at Manchester City, and why a salary cap could work in Europe

About halfway through Patrick Vieira’s press conference on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium — his first as New York City FC coach – the Frenchman was asked about the great coaches he had worked with and who he would emulate.

Having rattled through a familiar litany on José Mourinho’s thorough preparations, Arsène Wenger’s encouragement of self-expression, Roberto Mancini’s drive, and Manuel Pellegrini’s cool, Vieira said that it would be a mistake to be anything but himself.

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Thierry Henry understood New York and MLS

Thierry Henry took a reverse path from world legend to local hero, and did much for MLS in doing so, argues Graham Parker

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US Open Final: Marin Cilic beats Kei Nishikori – as it happened

Cilic wins 6-3, 6-3, 6-3Croatian sweeps aside tired Nishikori for first Grand SlamMarin Cilic wins first grand slam Continue reading…

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Roger Federer beats Gael Monfils: US Open quarter final – as it happened

Federer wins 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2Federer forced to recover two set deficitMonfils fails to convert two match points in fourth setFederer to face Marin Cilic in semi-finals Continue reading…

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Roger Federer beats Gael Monfils: US Open quarter final – as it happened

Federer wins 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2Federer forced to recover two set deficitMonfils fails to convert two match points in fourth setFederer to face Marin Cilic in semi-finals Continue reading…

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Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista: US Open 4th round – as it happened

Federer wins 6-4, 6-3, 6-2Former winner will face Gael Monfils in quarter finals Continue reading…

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Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista: US Open 4th round – as it happened

Federer wins 6-4, 6-3, 6-2Former winner will face Gael Monfils in quarter finals Continue reading…

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Caroline Wozniacki beats Maria Sharapova: US Open 4th round – as it happened

Caroline Wozniacki wins 6-4, 2-6, 6-2Heat break after 2nd set seems to disrupt Sharapovas rhythmWozniacki will face Sara Errani in the quarter finals Continue reading…

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Andy Murray beats Andrey Kuznetsov: US Open 3rd round – as it happened

Murray wins 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2Murray prevails despite fatigue in fourth setBoth men concede breaks behind poor second serves Continue reading…

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Roger Federer beats Sam Groth: US Open 2nd round – as it happened

Five-time champion Federer through in straight setsBig-serving Groth unable to deal with Federers touch Continue reading…

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California concussion lawsuit could be a heavy blow for Fifa and US Soccer

Soccer, growing in the US, has now joined American football and hockey in court over its handling of serious head injuries Continue reading…

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MLS all-star game: Henry and Dempsey lead league elite against Bayern Munich

Graham Parker takes a closer look at the squad to face the Bavarians, and suggests some who were unlucky to miss out Continue reading…

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Orlando City on brink of bringing Kaká to MLS in 2015

New franchise issues statement on ‘advanced discussions’ Former World Footballer of the Year due to join in JanuaryOrlando City, one of two teams who will enter Major League Soccer in 2015, are on the brink of making their marquee move by signing Kak&…

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New York, New York: wonderful town awaits Cosmos-Red Bulls clash

The US Open Cup has thrown up a battle for the Big Apple, a year before the Yankees-backed NYCFC arrive on the scene Continue reading…

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David Villa: Spanish star becomes New York City’s present and future

He’s the latest big-name star to arrive in MLS but David Villa has been acquired for much more than brand recognition Continue reading…

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David Villa: Spanish star becomes New York City’s present and future

He’s the latest big-name star to arrive in MLS but David Villa has been acquired for much more than brand recognition Continue reading…

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MLS and US Soccer unveil long term TV deal with ESPN, Fox and Univision

$90m per year for USMNT and MLS rightsESPN, Fox and Univision sign deal until 2022 Continue reading…

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Kicking and Screening: celebrating soccer films from Brazil to Egypt

The sixth edition of the football film festival kicks off in New York with a focus on Brazil Continue reading…