Welcome to Hudson River Blue’s weekly roundup of all things New York City FC, MLS, and the world of soccer. NYCFC take down visiting Orlando City and Josef Martinez nets his 4th hat trick for his MLS career.
- Tactics Time: How To Take Down Orlando City - Mike Luciano investigates what it would take to declaw the Lions, and then the Pigeons promptly accomplished just that
- Five things you should know about San Antonio FC - Our USL-affiliate friend Kyle Mahnke covers SAFC and has provided some valuable insight into the aspiring club.
- Orlando vs New York City -- as it happens - Rafael has been running a new piece for every match this season providing to-the-minute updates for major match moments. It’s a great way to follow along with the HRB team and get pre-match updates.
- RECAP: NYCFC 2-0 Orlando - City tames Lions in dominant second half as they win their third of three.
- NYC FC 2-0 Orlando City: Player Ratings! - YEAH! HRB is doing all the content this season! Jon chimes in with some player ratings.
- Who can replace Alex Ring against the Revs? - The Finn will be unavailable due to earning a well-deserved national team call up.
- Maxi Moralez makes MLS Team of the Week
- Atlanta United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, recap - Josef Martinez hat trick propels Atlanta to victory
- BWP assists the Red Bulls defeating the Xolos - After going down by a goal it took three assists from Bradley Wright-Phillips to win the second leg against Club Tijuana
- Recap: Minnesota United puts together strong victory over Fire in home opener
- Toronto FC 0-1 Montreal Impact: The good, the bad and the ugly - Waking the Red’s Allan Singh reviews the derby match up
- Behind the Banner: Jawns - The “Brotherly Game” gets the inside scoop on the Sons of Ben’s latest masterpiece.
Around the World
- The 4 Champions League quarterfinal matchups, ranked
- Top teams kept apart in Europa League quarterfinal draw
- Christen Press saga illustrates NWSL’s growing pains - This was always bound to happen - now it’s up to the league and US Soccer to think of ways to adapt, writes Stephanie Yang.
- Romelu Lukaku, LeBron James, and other bigger athletes don’t get the foul calls they deserve
- Lionel Messi at his best as Barcelona coasts past Chelsea - The greatest of all time notched his 100th Champions League goal in a victory on Wednesday.