In the middle of last Monday's all-new episode of Better Call Saul, the acclaimed AMC original series, I came across an amazing NYCFC nugget. It was hidden in plain sight.
Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is scribbling away on a legal pad, repeating the same two letters over and over:
AMC Networks (Screenshot taken 28 March 2016)
Devotees will note that "WM" is the old-school nickname for the infamous 3-2-2-3 formation gifted to MLS by fearless NYCFC gaffer Patrick Vieira.
Like Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman himself, let's say that the formational shape hasn't been entirely well-received; New York City sits at a humble record of 1W-1L-2D through five games. But one thing is clear: AMC, a bastion of prestige television, has issued an unequivocal, full-throated endorsement of NYCFC's unorthodox tactical setup.