Wednesday, May 31, 2017

St. John's Continues To Truly Be NYC's Team

How St. John's made the announcement on Twitter. @StJohnsBBall.

When Chris Mullin took over as Head Coach of the St. John's Red Storm two years ago, he vowed to recruit more top prospects from New York City schools.
Mullin, a New York City product out of Xaverian High School who then went on to star at St. John's in their heyday in the 1980s, did it immediately by bringing in Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed, who had great freshman seasons last year.
St. John's continued that trend by recently announcing the signing of Sidney Wilson.

Monday, May 29, 2017

NYCFC Lose In Atlanta

Miguel Almiron celebrates with Atlanta fans on Sunday night. USA Today Sports.

Atlanta United, led by two goals from Miguel Almiron, beat New York City Football Club, 3-1, on Sunday night.
Atlanta's three goals came within seven minutes in the first half.
Their tactics of playing over the NYCFC press instead of through it started to pay off after the first ten minutes.

Red Bulls Run Past Revolution

A large American flag was unfurled on the field before Saturday night's game. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls won their second straight on Saturday night, as they scored twice in the second half to outlast the New England Revolution, 2-1.
This game had a playoff atmosphere, as the Revolution had over 1,000 of their fans in the upper level, and their chanting was dueling with the Red Bulls super fan section in the opposite end.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Books: "Trophy Son" Explores World Of Tennis

Trophy Son
By Douglas Brunt
St. Martin's Press
The competitive world of tennis, and how young you have to think about a professional career, is explored adeptly by New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt in his third novel, Trophy Son.
Brunt also addresses the deeply important topic of the cost of early excellence in our achievement-obsessed society.

Monday, May 22, 2017

For Kreis Sake: NYCFC Finally Beats Old Coach

NYCFC's David Villa gets by Orlando City's Antonio Nocerino. USA Today Sports.

New York City Football Club lost to their former coach, Jason Kreis, the first three times they faced him with his new club, Orlando City SC, including at Yankee Stadium on April 23rd.
NYCFC got their revenge on Sunday night with a dominant 3-0 win in Orlando, led by two goals from David Villa.
The win came on the fourth anniversary of the club's Founding Day.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Books: "A New Model" By Ashley Graham

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, & Power Really Look Like
By Ashley Graham
Dey Street Books, An Imprint of William Morrow
Ashley Graham has become a leading supermodel and designer, and has made her mark as a body activist and a voice for the body positivity movement.
In this memoir, Graham gives incredible insight into the modeling industry and what it took to get where she is today, with many funny anecdotes that let the reader have a real sense of who she is.

Red Bulls Tie Toronto In Battle of MLS Elites

A scuffle between the Red Bulls and Toronto. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls have finished with the best record in the MLS Eastern Conference the past two seasons, and Toronto FC has jumped out to a nice lead at the start of this young season.
On Friday night, the two elite teams battled to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at Red Bull Arena in a highly competitive match.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Marsch on Red Bulls In Loss To LA: "We didn't look like us. That's plain and simple"

Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls suffered a dispiriting 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena, one their head coach, Jesse Marsch termed "the worst performance since I've been here at Red Bull at home."
The Galaxy got on the board just eight minutes in when Romain Alessandrini took a free kick from the right side, and bounced it past Red Bulls goaltender Luis Robles. The key to the play was Jelle Van Damme appeared to tip it, which may have fooled Robles, but hew actually never made contact with it.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

NYCFC Hold Off Upstart Atlanta United

David Villa scoring the opening goal for NYCFC on Sunday. USA Today Sports.

New York City Football Club got a solid 3-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium against Atlanta United FC, who are in their inaugural season in the MLS.
David Villa, fresh off signing a one-year contract extension, put NYCFC on the board in the 17th minute after a give-and-go from Rodney Wallace.

Sapong 3, Red Bulls 0

C.J. Sapong of the Philadelphia Union. @PhilaUnion.

The Red Bulls fell to the Philadelphia Union, 3-0 on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., as C.J. Sapong recorded a hat trick in the final 15 minutes to give Philadelphia the big win.
The game was scoreless into the 75th minute, until Sapong capitalized on a loose ball in the Red Bulls' defensive third and beat Luis Robles to put the Union up 1-0. Sapong followed up with goals in the 81st and 85th minutes, completing the hat trick on a penalty.

Friday, May 5, 2017

NYCFC's Villa Signs Contract Extension

NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira (left) with David Villa. Photo courtesy of NYCFC.

New York City Football Club announced that David Villa, the reigning MLS MVP, has signed a one-year contract extension.
NYCFC’s first signing, first captain and record goalscorer has agreed to a new deal which will keep him in New York until the end of the 2018 season.