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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 …

The Kid

David Villa, professional soccer player, contemplates getting his first grown-up job Illustration by Miguel Valenzuela David Villa dips his shoulders as he steps onto the set of Nación ESPN, waving once toward the camera. In person, he is slight, puckish, with almost a jockey’s build — effeminate shoulders, narrow calves, delicate feet — the physique belying his stubbled face and …

LA Galaxy parody NYCFC’s greasy Villa, Pirlo, and Lampard photoshoot

(Lyle Ashton Harris/NYMag.com) The LA Galaxy will host New York City FC this Sunday, so to prepare for the match, they decided to make fun of their fellow aging European talent collectors. NYCFC gave the Galaxy plenty to work with by allowing their big three — David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, and Poku Frank Lampard — to be photographed wearing …

True New Yorkers at Last

With NYCFC, MLS has planted a flag in the cultural capital of the world By Gabriel Luis Manga | Photo by Peter Voelker [O]n Sunday, you could feel tens of thousands of fans, league officials, players, and pundits collectively exhaling; the moment wished for and imagined for so long was finally taking place. Against a Grantlandian …

Kaka scores late equalizer for 10-man Orlando City in first MLS game

. @KAKA’s first MLS goal. More highlights: http://t.co/qaFfsfpHXo #OpeningWeekend https://t.co/dQoR8ClKX4 — Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 9, 2015 With the divine intervention of Jeb Brovsky’s midsection, Orlando City captain Kaka was credited with his first MLS goal in added time to give his side a 1–1 draw with fellow newcomers New York City FC. Mix …