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Claudio Bravo considering offer to join New York City in the summer

Goalkeeper out of contract at the end of the seasonCity encouraged by Steffen’s progress at DusseldorfClaudio Bravo is considering an offer to join New York City in Major League Soccer when his contract at Manchester City expires in the summer.The 36-y…

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Now seems to be an odd time for Nick Cushing to leave Manchester City | Suzanne Wrack

Departing midway through the season with two domestic cups and the WSL title up for grabs implies the City Football Group are prioritising New York City rather than their women’s sideThe mid-season departure of the Manchester City women manager, Nick C…

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Alejandro Pozuelo’s double lifts Toronto in playoff upset of top seed NYC FC

Pozuelo scores both goals as Toronto FC win 2-1 at Citi FieldNo 4 seed advance to face winner of Atlanta v Philadelphia Toronto FC are back in the last four of the MLS Cup playoffs after a surprise 2-1 win over top seed New York City FC on Wednesday ni…

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NYC FC are one of MLS’s best teams – and they’re still playing in baseball stadiums

Five seasons into their existence, NYC FC are still in their temporary home of Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday they won’t even be able to play thereDome Torrent started thinking about how to acclimatise his New York City FC players to the unusual surround…

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Héber: from partnering Firmino in Brazil to replacing David Villa in NYC

Heber played alongside ‘Alberto’ Firmino in his teens before spells in Armenia and Croatia earned him a move to New YorkBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballHéber didn’t have to think twice. He had received a phone call from Srecko Juricic, spo…

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Proud Boys and skinheads: MLS faces an incursion from the far-right

The far-right is a growing menace in the United States. And there are signs it is beginning to infect North American soccerWhen they kicked off their first-ever season in 2015, New York City FC were known for players like Andrea Pirlo and David Villa. …

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Proud Boys and skinheads: MLS faces an incursion from the far-right

The far-right is a growing menace in the United States. And there are signs it is beginning to infect North American soccerWhen they kicked off their first-ever season in 2015, New York City FC were known for players like Andrea Pirlo and David Villa. …

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David Villa confirms he will leave New York City FC at end of year

Spanish striker’s contract expires on 31 DecemberHas become one of MLS’s most successful importsDavid Villa, one of MLS’s most successful imports, has announced an end to his New York City FC career.The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Spanish stri…

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MLS playoffs: Atlanta United set up Conference final with New York Red Bulls

More than 70,000 fans see United beat New York City FCSporting KC will play Portland in Western Conference finalThe fans showed their love for the coach before the game. Then Atlanta United’s players made sure Tata Martino has to stick around for at le…

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Diego Valeri’s double lifts Timbers as NYCFC fracture Union in MLS playoffs

Timbers win 2-1 over FC Dallas to advance to two-leg semi-finalMaximiliano Moralez powers NYCFC in easy victory over UnionDiego Valeri scored two goals, the second with Portland a man down, and the Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-1 in an MLS knockout game Wed…

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Diego Valeri’s double lifts Timbers as NYCFC fracture Union in MLS playoffs

Timbers win 2-1 over FC Dallas to advance to two-leg semi-finalMaximiliano Moralez powers NYCFC in easy victory over UnionDiego Valeri scored two goals, the second with Portland a man down, and the Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-1 in an MLS knockout game Wed…

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Coastal elites: rating Major League Soccer’s best attacking trios

There’s no shortage of attacking talent across MLS, but five clubs have assembled groups that are a cut above the restAttacking talent across Major League Soccer is plentiful. The recruitment of wonderful goal scorers and goal makers kept pace with exp…

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Patrick Vieira leaves NYC FC with his – and MLS’s – reputation enhanced

The Frenchman turned New York City FC into a contender and also showed that the league can act as a proving ground for young coachesThe tributes started long before Patrick Vieira had officially departed as head coach of New York City FC.In the wake of…

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Patrick Vieira named new Nice manager after leaving New York City FC

• Former Arsenal captain succeeds Lucien Favre• Vieira takes first senior managerial post in EuropePatrick Vieira has been appointed as manager of the Ligue 1 side Nice. The former Arsenal captain has left his role as head coach role of New York C…

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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 has been tipped to succeed Wenger – just how good is he?

New York City manager lacks the experience of rival contenders for the Arsenal job but he has built a solid reputation in MLS Almost as soon as he’d sat down in front of the waiting press upon his appointment as New York City FC head coach in January 2…

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New York Islanders to leave Brooklyn for arena next to Belmont Park

Islanders set for move to arena on grounds of Belmont Park horse trackNHL team outbid New York City FC for stadium site east of ManhattanLongtime fans applauded the news of team’s return to Nassau CountyIt’s hardly the Dodgers going to Los Angeles, but…

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Andrea Pirlo was a rare talent – a winner and dreamer who oozed creative cool | Paolo Bandini

The Italian retires with nothing left to prove, having achieved that highest form of football recognition – the stage at which a footballer’s name becomes synonymous with their position. The ‘Pirlo role’ is understood worldwideAndrea Pirlo loved to pul…

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Andrea Pirlo retires from football after leaving New York City FC

• Former World Cup and Champions League winner retires aged 38• Pirlo tweets statement after NYC FC are knocked out of play-offsFormer Juventus, Milan and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.Pirlo, …

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Patrick Vieira: ‘I am doing what I love and I am where I want to be’

The New York City FC coach is preparing to lead his team in the MLS playoffs – and says he is not considering a return to Europe just yetPatrick Vieira is determined to focus on the here and now – but it appears an almost Sisyphean task given that he i…