Welcome to Hudson River Blue’s weekly roundup of all things New York City FC, MLS, and the world of soccer. MLS teams played their first official preseason matches this week as they prepare for the 2018 regular season with a wave of roster updates.
- RECAP: LA Galaxy 3, NYCFC 0: 10-man City bullied in ugly preseason contest against Los Angeles.
- RECAP: Atletico San Luis 3, NYCFC 0: New York City FC fall apart in another bizarre preseason performance.
- PSA: Fan ticket policy changes: Here’s how NYCFC’s new ticket policy will affect you.
- San Jose Earthquakes release Designated Player midfielder Simon Dawkins: Quakes use one-time offseason buyout mechanism to remove Dawkins from the roster.
- WATCH: 2 Chainz unveils Atlanta United’s new “King Peach” secondary kit: United of House Atlanta, King of the Peaches and first of their name.
- Houston Dynamo Re-Sign Suspended Goalkeeper Tyler Deric: The Houston Dynamo have re-signed Tyler Deric who remains suspended by the league.
- How Gyasi Zardes fits in Columbus Crew SC’s attack: How do you explain Zardes’ roller coaster career so far?
- Finally, officially, New York Red Bulls announce Kaku: It has happened. At last.
- Opinion: Toronto FC’s lacklustre offseason cause for concern: Walking the Red’s Allan Singh has had his faith shaken by the Reds’ moves this winter.
Around the World
- Black History Month: Racism in soccer, Eto’o says “No más”: Racism in soccer is real and way too prevalent. This is one of its more infamous moments.
- Carlos Cordeiro elected U.S. Soccer president: The current U.S. Soccer vice president beat out a field of eight candidates, including former players and the favorite, Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter.
- The Champions League is back, and it’s needed more than ever: Four big European title races have been all but decided, so it’s about time some of those future champions face a big challenge.
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