Most valuable pest? Raccoon’s soccer pitch invasion delights observers
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by Edward Helmore
1M ago
Raccoon runs through pitch during game between New York City FC and Philadelphia Union before being captured in trash can Four men, including one with a trash can, were temporarily thwarted in their efforts to capture a wayward raccoon who invaded the soccer pitch during a game between New York City FC and the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park on Wednesday night. The adult raccoon ran almost the length of the pitch, and swerved into the penalty box, as Major League Soccer staff attempted a capture. The furry fugitive was ultimately caught by one of the trash can men, but not before match comme ..read more
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NYC FC coach Nick Cushing denies punching teenage Toronto FC player
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by Guardian sport
1M ago
TFC manager said Cushing ‘cornered’ unnamed 19-year-old Clubs involved in post-match brawl on Saturday New York City FC manager Nick Cushing has denied the allegation that he punched a Toronto FC player in March. The allegation was made public over the weekend by Toronto manager John Herdman, who accused Cushing of punching an unnamed 19-year-old player at half-time of a game between the two teams earlier this season ..read more
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Chaotic melee breaks out after NYCFC hold on to beat Toronto at BMO Field
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by Agencies
1M ago
Brawl follows New York City FC’s 3-2 win over Toronto FC Matt Freese makes nine saves as visitors hang on for victory Rookie Malachi Jones and Andrés Perea scored second-half goals and Matt Freese made nine saves as New York City FC held on for a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night with a brawl taking place after the final whistle at BMO Field. A melee ensued after the match involving players from both sides. Toronto goalkeeper Sean Johnson, a former New York player, was in the middle of it – seemingly trying to play peacekeeper ..read more
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Christian McFarlane: could England gain a US-raised star?
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by Will Unwin
1M ago
The English-born left back is the latest MLS academy graduate to draw interest from Europe’s elite clubs Down the years, it has been common for US Soccer to track young English talent who also hold American passports. From Fulham’s Antonee Robinson to Milan’s Yunus Musah, the US has benefited from players gaining an education across the Atlantic. But New York City’s Christian McFarlane looks set to do the reverse, a sign of the growing influence of MLS academies. The left-back was born in England but moved to New York at three years old. Over the past 18 months, McFarlane has represented the U ..read more
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MLS power rankings: Columbus Crew continue to make history
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by Joseph Lowery
1M ago
City Football Group’s New York branch is up and running, Orlando City are floundering and Wilfried Nancy has built a continental juggernaut Welcome back to the Guardian’s MLS Power Rankings, where I have a beef with your specific team and your specific team alone. If you have complaints, toss ‘em in the comments down below, but be warned: I’m better at blocking out negativity than Pedro Gallese has been at stopping shots this season. Now, as a reminder, these aren’t your standard, run-of-the-mill power rankings. We’re still ranking teams from worst to first. But along with the rankings, we’re ..read more
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Lionel Messi misses third straight game as Inter Miami playoff hopes take hit
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by Associated Press
9M ago
Messi misses match on Saturday with persistent leg injury Inter Miami salvage 1-1 draw with Avilés goal in stoppage time Fans of club bristling at skyrocketing ticket prices for 2024 Here’s how it goes for Inter Miami right now when it comes to the injured Lionel Messi: The team keeps saying he might play, and then he doesn’t play. That pattern held true again Saturday, when the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was scratched from the lineup for a matchup against New York City FC – a game with significant Major League Soccer playoff implications for both clubs. Messi has a leg injury, the severi ..read more
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Is MLS truly a major league in the US? It depends where you are
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by James Nalton
1y ago
Teams from America’s largest cities have won the last two editions of MLS Cup. But their victories struggled to break through to the mainstream MLS is entering its 28th season and soccer’s popularity in the US is evident from the thousands who play the game, as well as the popularity of the Premier League, Liga MX … and even a team from north Wales. But many US soccer teams, including those in MLS, can sometimes fail to breach the wall of sporting consciousness in their own back yards. That stumbling block is evident in America’s two biggest cities. While LA and New York City have a huge numbe ..read more
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Once Manchester City’s sibling, NYC FC is now more like a distant cousin
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by Graham Ruthven
1y ago
MLS franchise once helped itself to some of the Premier League side’s best young players. Those days are over, although that’s not necessarily a negative Before New York City FC, there was only Manchester City under the City Football Group (CFG) umbrella. The establishment of Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise in 2013 marked the creation of a new global soccer entity that would soon enough stretch across five continents and count several clubs among its network, but CFG’s first outpost outside the UK was in New York. This was to NYC FC’s benefit. While Manchester City has always been CFG’s p ..read more
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NYC FC’s years in wilderness to end with construction of permanent home
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by Guardian sport
1y ago
Club confirms plans to build 25,000-seat stadium in Queens Team had played most home games at Yankee Stadium New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens. The club announced the partnership with New York City mayor Eric Adams and the Queens Development Group at a press conference on Wednesday. The project will be privately funded and will also include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a hotel and retail space ..read more
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MLS 2022 playoffs: ranking the teams from best to worst
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by Graham Ruthven
1y ago
New York City FC are looking to defend their title but they will face tough competition from opponents on both coasts Regular season finish: 1st in Western Conference (Supporters’ Shield winners ..read more
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