Watch every NYCFC goal this year


T-Mac's long-range bangers. Villa's virtuosic verve. Lampard's rugged riffs. Crouching Khirys and Hidden Harrisons. The Bronx Blues, who led MLS with 62 regular season goals, racked up so many tallies that even Jefferson Mena managed to hit one. Sit back. Grab a cold beverage. Witness the fitness. (H/T

Pirlo: I wish I could have played at Barca or Real


In ESPNFC's roundup of Andrea Pirlo's recent remarks to Spain's Marca Plus, il Maestro is noted to have expressed superlative admiration for Pep Guardiola, who was interested in signing him from AC Milan in 2010: "How did I feel when he wanted to sign me? How could you not want to go there?" Pirlo said. "We were facing [Barcelona in the preseason] and he told me he wanted me in the team. He met me in his office after the game, we spoke for a long time." (h/t Marca + ESPNFC)

Vote A$AP Jackie for MLS Goal of the Year!


Apologies to Dominic Oduro! Jack Harrison has a chance to nail down a top honor previously held by Brian McBride, Carlos Ruiz, Landon Donovan, and Cuauhtémoc Blanco. You don't get an "I VOTED" sticker for casting your ballot for the New York City FC star man. But you know what you have to do: our democracy depends on it.

MLS fines Diego Martinez for directing obscene remark at DC ballboy


Today, Major League Soccer announced an undisclosed fine against NYCFC fullback Diego Martinez. An initial allegation was made that Martinez had uttered a homophobic slur at a ballboy during last weekend's 3-1 loss to DC United at RFK Stadium. The league's subsequent investigation could not corroborate that Martinez's words were homophobic in nature. frames the language as "obscene." Learn from this, Diego.

REPORT: Villa wants Barca ace Iniesta to come to NYCFC


We can dream, can't we? Yes, we can. Andres Iniesta's contract goes through 2018, by which time Frank Lampard and presumably Andrea Pirlo will have moved on or retired. Villa, who turns 36 that year, could find a new spring in his step backed up by the brilliant Iniesta, who could slide right into one of those midfield spots currently taken up by Dank Frank and the Maestro. You know, unless Messi wants to play the ten instead. (h/t NYCFC Nation)

Who loves soccer in America? Andrea Pirlo does.


As he related to Sky Italia, Il Maestro had nothing but good things to say about the American version of the Beautiful Game. "Football is on the ascendancy here and I decided to come and play a part of it. I love the style of sport in America. Here you come to the stadium with your family and the victory comes second. What counts first and foremost is the sense of people coming together," he said, as translated by ESPNFC.

Jason Hernadez called up to Puerto Rico national team


The New York City-born defender received his first call for the Boricua side back in March, and is now set to appear in qualifying games against Antigua & Barbuda on October 8th (Caribbean Cup) and Curacao on October 11th (Gold Cup). Me encanta.

It's Villa vs. Villa in the final Goal of the Week vote!


The Golden Boot leader bagged two more big ones Friday night in Houston. To the Guaje go the spoils.

New York City FC is playing it's first ever midseason friendly.


According to Empire of State, New York City FC will play a friendly on October 7th against recently promoted Club Nexaca from Liga MX. The friendly will take place in Estadio Victoria - home to Club Nexaca. The friendly will come during something of a bye week for the club, as after their next match on Sept. 30th versus the Houston Dynamo, they won't have another league match until October 16th versus D.C. United. This will be the first ever in-season friendly for NYCFC.