John McGeeComment

‘THE MODERN AGE’ - HOW THE STROKES DEFINED LIFE AS A MILLENNIAL

Up on a hill, is where we begin, this little story, a long time ago…

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‘THE MODERN AGE’ - HOW THE STROKES DEFINED LIFE AS A MILLENNIAL

KEARNY. SOCCER CITY.

Football and the United States are often seen as recent bedfellows, the MLS began in 1993 and the olé football of its predecessor the NASL didn’t begin until 1968, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a recent import. 

KEARNY. SOCCER CITY.

NEW YORK SOCCER IN PERSPECTIVE

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell, 1984

NEW YORK SOCCER IN PERSPECTIVE
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FOR WHOM THE COWBELL TOLLS: RECALLING DAVE SCILKEN - THE FOURTH BEASTIE BOY

His name is well known to fans of Paul’s Boutique from one line in “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun”

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FOR WHOM THE COWBELL TOLLS: RECALLING DAVE SCILKEN - THE FOURTH BEASTIE BOY
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PELÉ BIDS FAREWELL TO NEW YORK AND TO FOOTBALL

1975.  Now in the twilight of his career, Pelé still created a tidal wave of interest wherever he went, and attracted a sizeable throng of paying punters only too willing to hand over a buck or two for a glimpse of the black pearl.  

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PELÉ BIDS FAREWELL TO NEW YORK AND TO FOOTBALL

ROYAL APPOINTMENTS: REAL MADRID'S ONGOING AFFAIR WITH NEW YORK AND THE US

In the United States, it is not uncommon to find a Bale or Ronaldo jersey at a local field any day of the week, stressing American's admiration of both players and Los Blancos.

ROYAL APPOINTMENTS: REAL MADRID'S ONGOING AFFAIR WITH NEW YORK AND THE US
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THE VOLATILE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS

When most football supporters think about the history of the game in New York City they think back as far the star-studded, seismic impact of the New York Cosmos. 

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THE VOLATILE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS

THE NEW YORK SOCCER LANDSCAPE 2015: 3. NYCFC - THE NEW NEW YORK TEAM

The rejection of MLS and NYCFC by The Borough Boys left space for a different set of would-be fans to begin their own grassroots efforts to support the new MLS club when it was announced in May 2013.

THE NEW YORK SOCCER LANDSCAPE 2015: 3. NYCFC - THE NEW NEW YORK TEAM

THE NEW YORK SOCCER LANDSCAPE 2015: 2. THE REASON THE COSMOS NEVER CAME BACK

For a certain set of fans the MLS team in New Jersey’s approach and culture never adequately connected to the city it represented. 

THE NEW YORK SOCCER LANDSCAPE 2015: 2. THE REASON THE COSMOS NEVER CAME BACK

THE NEW YORK SOCCER LANDSCAPE 2015: 1. ORIGINS

On May 14, 2014, two goals in the last ten minutes from towering Haitian striker Yvener Guerrier pushed the Brooklyn Italians past the Jersey Express, and set up a US Open Cup match with the New York Cosmos.

THE NEW YORK SOCCER LANDSCAPE 2015: 1. ORIGINS

RAGING BULL: A MASTERPIECE BORN OF REDEMPTION

Martin Scorsese’s majestic essay in self-destruction Raging Bull was released on an unprepared public thirty-five years ago.

RAGING BULL: A MASTERPIECE BORN OF REDEMPTION
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RANDY HORTON: THE MANY HATS OF A NEW YORK COSMOS HERO

The North American Soccer League is often the butt of jokes for supporters in better established football nations than the United States. 

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RANDY HORTON: THE MANY HATS OF A NEW YORK COSMOS HERO

CONTRASTING APPLES: KAISER AND LOTHAR

It was in the fourth minute of sudden death extra time at Robert F Kennedy Stadium in Washington DC when Lothar Matthäus registered his first assist in Major League Soccer.

CONTRASTING APPLES: KAISER AND LOTHAR