We’re kicking off this week’s round-up of NYCFC headlines with a handy travel guide, courtesy of the folks at FourFourTwo USA.
Next time you’re in town for an NYCFC match, you’ll probably want to go ahead and consult this awesome video for just about everything you need to know. For those of you who aren’t currently living in the greatest city on earth, you’ll be glad to know that it features a useful guide to the subway system, which can admittedly be a little bit confusing.
Planning on grabbing some eats while you’re in NYC? No worries, they cover that, too.
Who better to plan your trip than the NYCFC Pigeon? Don’t worry, he’ll explain:
If you caught Saturday’s match, you may have noticed that Tommy Mac had a brand new ‘do.
Tommy’s hair may have its own fan club, but it’s not everything to his game. “Reports of a Samson-like potential demise, though, went mercifully proven wrong,” noted MLSsoccer.com.
You can check out all of the reactions to Tommy Mac’s new style here.
In news that will delight City supporters, the New York Post reports that Patrick Vieira is primed to stick around for the long haul, reaffirming his commitment to NYCFC and dismissing rumors of his interest in a coaching vacancy in France’s Ligue 1.
“I love every single day of it,” he told reporters, “Speculation is part of our world and I get used to it.”
Vieira navigated NYCFC to their first-ever playoff appearances last season, and has his team playing well through the first 15 regular season matches of 2017. The club stand in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and have the 4th best goal differential in Major League Soccer.
Elsewhere, people are taking notice of the mentality shift that carried NYCFC to their recent home victory over Philadelphia.
New York Sports Day summed up the late comeback by saying, “After giving up a late equalizing goal in their recent matchup against the Revolution, and finding themselves behind 1-0 in a game they were dominating, the Blues kept their heads up.”
Meanwhile, Prost Amerika had a chat with Maxime Chanot, who had himself quite a match.
“It was Chanot who opened the floodgates,” they write, “knotting the match at a goal apiece with a thundering header to the near post, sneaking it in past Blake as the keeper’s feet failed to move.”
On the international front, local blog Hudson River Blue has you covered for Yangel Herrera's latest exploits, as well as Sean Johnson and Tommy McNamara, who were both called up to the United States' provisional Gold Cup roster.
Off the pitch, check out some more info regarding NYCFC’s first-ever Pride Day and the club’s partnership to provide support for LGBT youth. As Gay4Soccer notes, HMI, the organization partnering with NYCFC, is the United States’ oldest organization with a mission to help LGBT youth.
You can also catch the team at Brooklyn Pride on June 10th.