Thursday, July 7, 2016

BronxVoice Sports: Bronx Voice is out

BronxVoice Sports: Bronx Voice is out: The latest issue of the #BronxVoice is out including a story on fans of #TheWarriors who had a bike ride to honor the cult film. Pic...

BronxVoice Sports: Bronx Voice is out

BronxVoice Sports: Bronx Voice is out: The latest issue of the #BronxVoice is out including a story on fans of #TheWarriors who had a bike ride to honor the cult film. Pic...

Bronx Voice is out

The latest issue of the #BronxVoice is out including a story on fans of #TheWarriors who had a bike ride to honor the cult film.


Pick up a copy at the following locations:
Arthur Avenue Market, Bronx County Courthouse, Bronx House, Mercy College at the Metro Center, Lincoln Hospital, Union Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Montefiore Hospital and affiliated medical centers, Bruckner Mall and many more…

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NYCFC deja en blanco Red Bulls en Bronx

BronxVoice Sports: NYCFC blanks Red Bulls in Bronx: By Howard Goldin A great deal has occurred in the MLS since the Red Bulls humiliated NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, 7-0, on May 21.   ...

BronxVoice Sports: NYCFC blanks Red Bulls in Bronx

BronxVoice Sports: NYCFC blanks Red Bulls in Bronx: By Howard Goldin A great deal has occurred in the MLS since the Red Bulls humiliated NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, 7-0, on May 21.   ...

NYCFC blanks Red Bulls in Bronx


By Howard Goldin

A great deal has occurred in the MLS since the Red Bulls humiliated NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, 7-0, on May 21. 

That drubbing was the fourth win of four matches between the local rivals, each of whose title begins with New York, even though the home arena of the Red Bulls is in Harrison, New Jersey. The 2-0 win by NYCFC on July 3 was the club’s third straight victory and its second straight shutout. The loss by the Red Bulls was their third consecutive winless contest- all on the road. The three-point gain by the victors brought NYCFC to first place in the Eastern Conference with 27 points, one point ahead of the Philadelphia Union and four ahead of the Red Bulls. 

Jack Harrison, the youngest of the NYCFC players at 19, scored the first goal of the match at the eight-minute mark on an assist by Designated Player Andrea Pirlo. The second and only other goal in the match was scored by the MLS scoring leader, David Villa, his 12th of the season, on a pass from Harrison, in the 66th minute. 

The teenager said of his assist and goal, “An assist is as good as a goal, just to see the expression on Villa’s face. I was looking for revenge.” He also explained the difference from the game against the Red Bulls in May, “I feel like we’re more organized. We’ve been preparing well for this game for a long time, not just this week.”

NYCFC Coach Patrick Vieira praised the youngster, who had been out of action for four months with an injury, after the contest, “The best is yet to come. We have a young, really talented player on our football club.”

Vieira also spoke about his club’s preparation, “We just did our homework. We were really prepared to play a derby game today. I’m really pleased with the way we played that game today. We’re trying to have that consistency.”

Team captain Villa talked about the team’s improvement since the previous game with the Red Bulls, “We defended very well for the last few weeks. We are a much better team than in the last derby.” He also spoke of the benefit the team receives from its fans, “We are happy to give this [win] to our supporters.” The very hot and humid afternoon did not prevent a large crowd of 33,613 from attending the match in the Bronx. 

It should also be mentioned that the third straight NYCFC win came on the third straight day that all three designated players, Villa, Pirlo and Frank Lampard were in the starting lineup. Whether or not they score, it is no coincidence their joint starting appearances have all come during victories. It is also no coincidence, that the names of all three were included on the starting XI of the Classic European International Heroes for Festival of Futball.