Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo’s new boots are wine themed, feature cork sockliner

(Nike) Nike’s new limited edition Tiempo Pirlo boots “celebrate Pirlo’s dual careers as a footballer and winemaker” (Pirlo’s family owns a winery called Pratum Coller). The boots come in a merlot colorway with a real cork sockliner that features the words “Aged since ‘94.” They’re also packaged in a wood crate like a bottle of …

Andrea Pirlo scores first MLS goal with well placed free kick

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EkpjsHocsUA It took 27 appearances for Andrea Pirlo to score his first goal for NYCFC, but he did it at a good time and in typical Andrea Pirlo fashion with a free kick that left the goalkeeper helpless. Pirlo’s free kick put NYCFC 3–0 up on Philadelphia, but proved to be vital since the visitors …

Andrea Pirlo’s guide to improving American soccer

In a recent interview, NYCFC midfielder Andrea Pirlo offered his views on youth development in the United States and how that impacts the quality of play at the professional level. From Reuters: “What I’m talking about is actually a system or culture. I don’t mean that the level of technical skills are low. I just …

Andrea Pirlo: Schrödinger’s Central Midfielder

By Sam (Simone Perolari) Pirlo’s effortless cool on the pitch tugs at MLS’s insecurities By Jake WaleriusPhoto: Simone Perolari[H]e strolled over to the flag to take his first corner of the match, hair impeccably coiffed, tan suspiciously even. The crowd called his name, expecting magic from the maestro. “Pirlo! Pirlo!” MLS is full of strange …

Andrea Pirlo disappointed with the quality of shampoo in the U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OsMlswANpCg Andrea Pirlo was voted as having the best hair on NYCFC, which naturally warranted an interview conducted by teammate Mikey Lopez. This interview presented a chance to see that Pirlo’s English has reached the point where he is now able to disparage the quality of shampoo in the United States. Usually when players go …

Andrea Pirlo once again proves that his doubters will be punished

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9T9MzA_1y5Y Andrea Pirlo is a wizard and he has the beard to prove it. We all know this. One of his mystical powers is the ability to predict the future — particularly what direction opposing players will shoot from the penalty spot or free kicks. Sadly, NYCFC goalkeeper Josh Saunders is a doubter of Pirlo’s powers and …

Blue Skies with a Hint of Clouds

NYCFC Drew Impressive Crowds in Its Debut MLS season, but the fans didn’t always sing the same tune By James Aviaz | Photographs by Jeremy Patterson Not your usual Yankee Stadium tailgate [B]lue smoke and blaring Latin music permeated the desolate parking lot alongside Yankees-E153 St. Metro North station. Positioned purposefully just out of clear sight from …