Friday, June 30, 2017

NYCFC Contender for Major League Soccer and NY Sports Fans


By Rich Mancuso

SPORTS- Trap game? Not for NYCFC at Yankee Stadium Thursday night as they challenged Minnesota United FC. And coming off wins over the rival Red Bulls and defending MLS Cup champion Seattle, a match against an expansion team could be considered a trap.



And Minnesota was seeking their first road win in the MLS, so to NYCFC and coach Patrick Vieira this was defined as that trap game. But don’t tell them because this team continues to build character and is always up for a challenge which is the sign of a championship team.

So they took to the stadium turf and refused to believe this was a trap. The captain, David Villa, scored his 11th goal of the season. Ben Sweat got his fourth assist which is the second highest tally in the MLS. Jack Callens scored his second goal of the season and Jack Harrison his eighth.

NYCFC won their fourth straight game, and with a 10-5-3 record through their first 18 games after a 3-1 win, have third place all to themselves. So they refuse to say this was a trap game and look at this as another confidence builder and a team that has character of a champion.

Recovering from an early 1-0 deficit also helped their cause as a team that is building character as the winningest sports team in New York. And that says a lot for soccer in the Big Apple market and for a team that continues to build with their fan base. 

Rodney Wallace, one of their leading scorers, needed some rest and Vieira gave his forward the night off. RJ Allen sat down because the coach will not tolerate lateness for team meetings. That apparently built this character more for a group that enjoys playing for their coach, and they describe the locker room as one that is friendly and full of that character.

“We have character,” Vieira said. “Balance is good and we challenge each other in training. It is important for me to challenge the players again and use the right words.”

And to Mikey Lopez, the 24-year old midfielder who has had his share of challenges, that means a team as a loose group and always being ready for the task. He says this is a coach that responds to his players and a team that will joke and take their tasks seriously.  

Lopez has been used as a replacement and the confidence continues to build. He has been attacking and defending the ball and was ready off the bench in the final minutes of the first half.  

And this so called trap game built character for Eirik Johansen. His first game as goalkeeper gave NYCFC the opportunity in place of Sean Johnson. 

“I think yes, the goal that we conceded, we could do better,” Viera said, “but I was really pleased with the reaction that he had after that. A few times he came out at a really important period in the game for us. I was really pleased with his reaction. I think he showed good character.”

So you heard that word character and nothing about a trap game when it was asked. 

“Patrick does a great job keeping everyone on the same page,” Sweat said. “Everyone plays together, works together, and it’s fun. It’s way more fun that way and winning is even a better feeling because, you know, we deserve it after working that hard and sacrificing that much and tonight was another fantastic display of if.” 

Villa said this was that game of character but he added, “We are in a good period.” His emphasis was “the game of soccer does change day-by day.”

So to reiterate this was not a trap game for NYCFC as they head almost to their midpoint of a long season. And because they share Yankee Stadium with a baseball team that is known for winning, their next hem game is not until July 19th against Toronto FC the conference leaders they trail by two points. 

This was the third straight  time NYCFC trailed at home and came back. They did that against Philadelphia and Seattle so by all means this was a confidence builder that builds that character.



But a trap game? “More of a challenge,” said Lopez. And if this confidence continues there is no question that Patrick Vieira has built a team with character.


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Push to get Every Child Health Care


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Stunner Shocks Rival with Taser in Bronx


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Scores Turn Out for Bronx Job Fair


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Scores Turn Out for Bronx Job Fair


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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day


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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Avocado Attacker was a Monroe Baseball Player


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mugger Put Knife to Man’s Throat in Morris Park


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Mugger Put Knife to Man’s Throat in Morris Park


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Avocado Attacker was a Monroe Baseball Player


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Avocado Attacker was a Monroe Baseball Player


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Friday, June 16, 2017

DeBlasio Hopes to Grow Jobs, Jobs, Jobs


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Dining Out on Father’s Day


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DeBlasio Hopes to Grow Jobs, Jobs, Jobs


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7 Injured in Bronx Apartment Fire


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7 Injured in Bronx Apartment Fire


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4 Months After Bronx Parking Garage Collapse, Cars Finally Removed


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4 Months After Bronx Parking Garage Collapse, Cars Finally Removed


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

SUV Flips Over in Bronx


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SUV Flips Over in Bronx


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Crowley Condemns ‘Senseless’ Shooting


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Crowley Condemns ‘Senseless’ Shooting


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Dining Out on Father’s Day


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Cops Bust Avocado Throwing Thug


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Cops Bust Avocado Throwing Thug


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Calls for Calm Following Shooting of Congressman Scalise


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Calls for Calm Following Shooting of Congressman Scalise


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cops ID 1 in Avocado Attack on Bronx Deli Worker


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Cops ID 1 in Avocado Attack on Bronx Deli Worker


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Law Snuffs Bronx Bootleg Cigarette Scheme


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Law Snuffs Bronx Bootleg Cigarette Scheme


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Puerto Rico Vote Resembles DeBlasio Election 


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cops Seek Livery Driver in Bronx Hit-and-Run


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Cops Seek Livery Driver in Bronx Hit-and-Run


By Dan Gesslein BRONX- A pedestrian struck by two cars near Lincoln Hospital died before he could reach the hospital. Now police are looking for the driver of a livery car, they say, hit the victim and just drove on.   [wp_ad_camp_1] ...
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Mayoral Control of Schools Turns into Game of Chicken


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Mayoral Control of Schools Turns into Game of Chicken


By Robert Press   POLITICS- Mayoral Control of the NYC public schools began under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and has continued under current Mayor Bill de Blasio as an amendment to the State Education Law.   [wp_ad_camp_1] ...
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Fort Apache Cops Trade Tales of Bronx Bad Old Days


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Fort Apache Cops Trade Tales of Bronx Bad Old Days


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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Yankees Proving This Is No Fluke


By Rich Mancuso

SPORTS- This is as real as it gets and by now the New York Yankees know it is. And so do their fans who packed Yankee Stadium up in the Bronx this week. After their 16-3 annihilation against Baltimore Saturday night there is another game remaining in this 13-game stretch with AL East division opponents.





Combined, it’s 7-5 against Baltimore, Toronto, and Boston all done with an ineffective Masahiro Tanaka on the mound and an effective and resurged CC Sabathia. Saturday night, righthander Luis Severino remained undefeated in his seventh straight start, 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his last five.

“I think for him it was the understanding of pitching,” said manager Joe Girardi. “It’s down, the slider and consistency and also slowing down a little bit. Think about what you are doing and make an adjustment.” 

Need you say more about this offense that also has seen a resurgence of Aaron Hicks and Brett Gardner. Five more home runs Saturday night from Aaron Judge, Matt Holliday, Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez, 98 on the season after 59 games for this team

And four of  those home runs came from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth batters in the order. The last one hit by Sanchez, and that slow start after a stint on the DL is a distant memory. That is a sign of a good team when production comes in that numerical order. 

These are supposed to be the “Baby Bombers” as they have been tabbed to be. But at this pace the maturity has come quicker.

Girardi said, “A win is a win and good the way we are scoring runs. Great to see how everyone is swinging the bat and you want it to continue. We’re an offense that can score a lot of runs real quick because of the power we have.”

Saturday night, and more impressive was how the lineup from third to seventh went 5-for-20 and drove in 13 of those runs. Granted these are the struggling Orioles with a pitching staff in shambles, but the Yankees can't seem to miss when they are at the plate.

“When you combine offense and pitching you are going to win and that’s what we want to keep on doing,” Sanchez said through a translator.


Need we say more? This unexpected pitching and production came a year before there was supposed to be a rebirth of championship baseball in the Bronx. The Yankees have won games and without their closer Aroldis Chapman who has been disabled since May 13th with a bad left shoulder.

Chapman is due back soon but with a team that scores runs in bunches, second in the American League and fourth in baseball, at this point Chapman can take more time. The Yankees are this good or the American League is mediocre but  the overall consensus is these are not baby bombers.

These are once again the Bronx Bombers.

They have grown up and fast. In baseball, a game played everyday that is maturity right in front of your eyes. And it wasn’t supposed to transpire this quick in the Bronx.


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Yankees’ Judge Home Run Smashes Orioles


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Batman Gets 20 Years for Killing


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Batman Gets 20 Years for Killing


Bronx Man Attacked with Baseball Bat

   BRONX- A Bronx man will spend the next 20 years behind bars for beating a man to death with a baseball bat, prosecutors said.   [wp_ad_camp_1] Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Cla...
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Docs 3D Print Up Arm for Child Born Without One


Bronx Hospital Pioneering 3D printed prosthetics   HEALTH- NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has created a prosthetic arm and hand using 3D printing for its youngest patient yet. Born without forearms or hands, three-year-old Isaac Cruz is ad...
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Docs 3D Print Up Arm for Child Born Without One


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Bronx Man Charged with Plotting Terror Attacks


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Bronx Man Charged with Plotting Terror Attacks


Kingsbridge Man Scoped Out Target Sites for Hezbollah- Prosecutors Say   BRONX- He is charged with being the terrorist next door. A Bronx man has been indicted on charges that he scoped out targets for the terrorist organization Hezbollah....
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Dining Out on Father’s Day


By Morris Gut DINING OUT- Here are a few suggestions for Dad’s special day, Sunday, June 18st.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Post Road Ale House, 11-13 Huguenot St., New Rochelle 914-365-2365   Chef Brian MacMenamin has ref...
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Dining Out on Father’s Day


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Thursday, June 8, 2017

‘Daredevil’ Crook Wanted for 2 Robberies


By Dan Gesslein BRONX- A Bronx crook, who is dressing like Daredevil from the Netflix series, is wanted for 2 robberies.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Police released surveillance video of a suspect who looks like he can’t see. The ma...
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‘Daredevil’ Crook Wanted for 2 Robberies


By Dan Gesslein BRONX- A Bronx crook, who is dressing like Daredevil from the Netflix series, is wanted for 2... The post ‘Daredevil’ Crook Wanted for 2 Robberies appeared first on BRONX VOICE. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Hank’s Yanks Prepare the Next Generation of Pinstripe Legends








By William Coppola

SPORTS– Monday in the Bronx, at the Trump Golf Links overlooking the East River and Whitestone Bridge, the 3rd annual golf outing to benefit the Hank’s Yanks program took place. It was a virtual who’s who of celebrities and equally generous people, who graciously donated both their time and money to keep this amazing organization funded.





According to Ray Negron, who co founded this youth program with the late Herman Hernandez in 2010, hundreds of young boys will benefit from this fund raiser and get to play baseball in leagues and tournaments throughout the country. Ray announced that four more teams from the Tony Melendez Sports Academy in the Bronx, along with as many as two hundred additional kids, will now benefit from the Hanks Yanks program.


Not enough can be said for these former and present big league ballplayers, celebrities and business people who donate their time and money to be a part of this program. One that keeps the hopes and dreams alive for so many young kids.


Hall of fame great Reggie Jackson was honored with the George M. Steinbrenner Boss Award, while former teammate Mickey Rivers received the pride of Hank’s Yanks Award. Wallace Matthews received the Dick Young Award for excellence in sports journalism. The draw of these celebrities who received awards, as well as those who golfed with people who paid for that privilege was the reason for the success of this event. Ray emotionally thanked Hank Steinbrenner, who he first came to for support of this idea.




It was to give kids who would otherwise never have a chance to play baseball, a safe environment to play the greatest game ever invented and giving them the opportunity to be on a baseball field with real uniforms and experiencing something that is both fun and exciting. It provides them with a goal oriented activity and a positive way out of the streets of crime and despair.

With the risk of sounding like a Dinosaur, It wasn’t like this when I was a kid. I grew up with the baby boomer generation after WWII. Little League baseball was the only place to play. But it was inexpensive, people all volunteered, umpires were not paid and nobody sued if a kid got hurt. Today it costs a lot of money to play youth baseball. I would not of been given the chance to play today, as my family would have found it difficult to come up with the money.


It always amazes me how generous people are when it comes to the youth of this country. For most of these kids who participate in programs funded by Hank’s Yanks and others around the country, it will be the highlight of their baseball career.


Some will use the baseball skills they learn here to get into college. That education will give them opportunities to get a better job. Hopefully some will be returning as successful business people, who will donate their money for the next generation of youngsters. To see the big smiles on the faces of theses kids as they get their first uniform, glove and spikes, will give you more goosebumps than you can imagine.


It provides kids a chance to dream of being a big league ballplayer, where they will take the mound or set-up in the batter’s box on dusty fields somewhere, and imagine they are in Yankee Stadium, Citi Field or Fenway Park. In their heads they will hear their name announced and the crowd cheer. Giving kids the opportunity to feel that is priceless. The key word here is “Giving.” That is something Ray Negron learned from the Boss. Something he works at tirelessly everyday.


Mr Steinbrenner is smiling down on all these kids today as well as the young man he gave so many opportunities to in their relationship, challenging him to find ways to “Give.



William Coppola is a freelance writer and has 40 years in the game of baseball as a player, coach, umpire and advanced scout






Cosby Sweater Wearing Crook Busted


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Cosby Sweater Wearing Crook Busted


Dimwit Struck 3 Times on Same Block Filled with Cameras   By Dan Gesslein   BRONX- A crook who looks like he took fashion tips from the old “Cosby Show,” was arrested by cops for a string of stickups. The only thing worst th...
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Social Media to Combat Stalking


BRONX- Stopping stalkers is going high-tech. Elected and law enforcement officials have come together to combat stalking through social media.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D...
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Social Media to Combat Stalking


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bronx Classrooms Go High Tech


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Yankees Show Big Heart for Youngsters


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Yankees Show Big Heart for Youngsters


Hank’s Yanks Prepare the Next Generation of Pinstripe Legends   By William Coppola   BRONX- Monday in the Bronx, at the Trump Golf Links overlooking the East River and Whitestone Bridge, the 3rd annual golf outing to benefit t...
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Bronx Classrooms Go High Tech


Senator Klein Announces Funding for New Smart Boards at P.S. 83   BRONX- Senator Jeff Klein announced $50,000 in state funding for P.S. 83, which will be used to outfit 10 classrooms with the new interactive smart boards. Klein made the announcem...
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Bronx Councilman Marches to End Gun Violence


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Bronx Councilman Marches to End Gun Violence


BRONX – New York City Council Member Andy King held an anti-gun violence rally and community prayer march in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Month in the heart of the Northeast Bronx. [wp_ad_camp_1] “This is our neighborhood, n...
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What Are Bronx Voters Thinking?


13th City Council Candidate Survey Results By Robert Press POLITICS Saturday was the East Tremont Avenue Side Walk Fair (in... The post What Are Bronx Voters Thinking? appeared first on BRONX... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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