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or.. just bad luck in knock out games due to bad refs, bonehead mistakes, or something else.
Finding the right combination to win championships is tricky. NYCFC is clearly a good team but I think it’s evident they lack a player or players who bring that intangible quality to a club. Championship squads elevate in the playoffs and this team seems to shrink.
 

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Do playoff wins matter if you don't win a trophy?
Yes. They matter in same way that regular season wins matter (as I said above) even if you don't win the Shield or succeed in the playoffs. It's not proportional, which is to say, making MLS Cup is not half as good as winning MLS Cup, but it's definitely better than losing in the Semis, or Quarterfinals, or whatever.

My Minnesota Vikings have never won a Super Bowl. In the 1970s, when I was a teenager, they made it to the Super Bowl 4 times in 8 years. They have not been back. As much as it hurt to lose 4 Super Bowls, the 1970s were easily the high point of my fandom with that team.
Three years ago they had an epic all-time final-play walk-off touchdown win over New Orleans in the playoffs, followed by an embarrassing non-competitive defeat to the Eagles in the Conference final. Nonetheless, winning that game against the Saints is WAAY better than the alternative even though it led to getting blown out the next week. The complete and unexpected joy that I and other Vikings fans felt after that last play against the Saints was real, and losing the next week failed to build on it, but did not make it meaningless.

If NYCFC had made 1 or 2 runs to the MLS Cup, or even the Conference finals, or some combination of those, there would still be a ton of complaints and whining and fans of other teams would never let us forget it. But that would be better than the record we have.
 
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I'd much rather be NYCFC, which is good and has a chance every year, than Orlando which just had its first playoff appearance in their history. Yes NYCFC has flamed out every year, but at least we're in the dance. At least we're giving ourselves a chance. One of these years it'll all come together.
 
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I'd much rather be NYCFC, which is good and has a chance every year, than Orlando which just had its first playoff appearance in their history. Yes NYCFC has flamed out every year, but at least we're in the dance. At least we're giving ourselves a chance. One of these years it'll all come together.
Orlando disgusts me even more this year than ever before. The dirty plays and surrounding the ref with every, clearly correct call was disgusting.

Finding the right combination to win championships is tricky. NYCFC is clearly a good team but I think it’s evident they lack a player or players who bring that intangible quality to a club. Championship squads elevate in the playoffs and this team seems to shrink.
Does a boneheaded mistake count as shrinking in the playoffs? I think we played pretty well last year vs TFC. We had boneheaded mistakes that were our eventual downfall. Could we have played better? Yes. But our fight was there and we showed it with the equalizer. While it was heartbreaking to lose like we did last year, it was worse to lose like we did this year - with the seemingly lack of passion/drive after we went up a man. That made me more upset than the actual loss. (+the very poor refereeing, but I digress...)
 
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Does a boneheaded mistake count as shrinking in the playoffs? I think we played pretty well last year vs TFC. We had boneheaded mistakes that were our eventual downfall. Could we have played better? Yes. But our fight was there and we showed it with the equalizer. While it was heartbreaking to lose like we did last year, it was worse to lose like we did this year - with the seemingly lack of passion/drive after we went up a man. That made me more upset than the actual loss. (+the very poor refereeing, but I digress...)
Yeah, bonehead mistakes count. They are the opposite of elevating. NYCFC did not play well for a good portion of the TFC2019 game. I remember NYCFC playing on the back foot for most of the first half. I thought we had the momentum for most of the 2nd half and were gonna win in extra time but yeah, in the end, I call that shrinking. Definitely shrunk against Orlando 2020 and also against Atlanta in 2018.
 
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HSV is such a shitshow like I can't even comprehend how they're doing this badly with their history and reputation.
 

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So mention of Passover or Chanot being called up by Luxembourg by the NYCFC digital team.
 
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So mention of Passover or Chanot being called up by Luxembourg by the NYCFC digital team.
Why is it their responsibility to mention Passover? I don't need a brand to wish me a happy Passover and I really don't think anyone cares whether a brand posts a message about any holiday.
 
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Why is it their responsibility to mention Passover? I don't need a brand to wish me a happy Passover and I really don't think anyone cares whether a brand posts a message about any holiday.
It's not their responsibility. It provides no material benefit to anyone but it's just something nice.
 

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News on the team would distract from valuable Diddy Lito updates, gotta keep your priorities straight at the front office.
 
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