Official NYCFC Academy Thread

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Ulrich

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If we were to complain about being disregarded and disdained by MLS digital it would be now, when we are second in the East on PPG with games on hand and an apparently soft schedule ahead, and their talking head mention every team but us as a candidate to finish up top. This week, for the first time, there was a lady in their panel whom I had never seen before and she mentioned NYCFC as a candidate. I'm sure she'll get banished.
MLS Digital has an agenda, and that is to drive ratings/clicks/feedback-discussion. They aren’t in the business of getting “it right” - they need to drive controversy in one form or another, and that comes from either hot takes that deride or ignore teams/players from the discussion. It seems to be working just fine considering how up in arms NYCFC fans get about the lack of, or “slanted,” coverage. While I don’t think it’s 100% of the time, they originally made NYCFC the team everybody loved to hate because we made it easy for them with controversial owners getting a team with no stadium plans, Lampardgate, the slow/painful demise of Pirlo, and the early thrashings by RB. They’ve also at times, albeit a lower percentage, heaped praise on players and PV. That’s part of the equation - don’t alienate viewers so much that they walk away, and throw a bone now and again.

My suggestion is if they frustrate you, tune them out and don’t give the clicks. Go read from other sources. It’ll make you feel better not being angered by the perceived slights.
 
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Sky Blue FC looking to move to -- somewhere, anywhere, else.
https://www.inquirer.com/soccer/nwsl-sky-blue-fc-yurcak-field-red-bull-arena-alyse-lahue-20190724.html?outputType=amp

Chicago Red Stars drew 17k this weekend.
https://lastwordonsoccer.com/2019/07/22/nwsl-attendance-skyrockets/

I think we need a NWSL thread.
Red Stars sounds very... Communist. But it's amazing they are a better draw than the Fire.

Sky Blue should partner with QFC for the best soccer location in NYC.
 

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Red Stars sounds very... Communist. But it's amazing they are a better draw than the Fire.

Sky Blue should partner with QFC for the best soccer location in NYC.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Chicago

ETA: I understand your point, but just wanted to provide this in case some people don't actually realize why they have that name
 

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Is the above for the current training camp? I see that it does not include the captain, Gio Reyna.
I think it's for the U17 World Cup in October. Probably just a prelim camp to help round out the roster. Surely it's better for Gio to be with Dortmund's first team than to come to play with U17s.
 

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Is the above for the current training camp? I see that it does not include the captain, Gio Reyna.
He’s going to be part of Olympic Qualifying. He’s now with the U-23s for good.

Scally injury should terrify you.
 

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He’s going to be part of Olympic Qualifying. He’s now with the U-23s for good.

Scally injury should terrify you.
With you commenting on Scally, it’s shitty to think my post above is actually a truism.....