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Patrick Vieira appointed as New York City FC Head Coach

New York City Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Vieira as the new head coach. Vieira has signed a three-year contract with the Club and takes up his role on 1 January 2016 in advance of pre-season for its second MLS campaign.

Patrick joins New York City FC from his role as head coach of the Elite Development Squad at Manchester City Football Club, a position he took up following retirement from an unrivalled playing career that saw him compete at the highest level in Italy, the UK and his native France. He captained the French National team and was part of their World Cup winning side in 1998. Alongside a World Cup winners’ medal, his playing honors include a UEFA European Championship with France and at Club level, three English Premier League titles, five FA Cup titles and three Serie A titles.

Vieira, who is known for his leadership and motivational skills at the highest senior level, also has extensive experience developing youth talent.  His Elite Development Squad has secured a Premier League International Cup under his leadership and is currently top of its group in the UEFA Youth League.

Patrick will travel to New York tomorrow to meet his playing squad and to spend time with Sporting Director Claudio Reyna and Goalkeeping coach Rob Vartughian.

Details of the wider coaching team will be announced in due course.

Speaking of the appointment, New York City FC President Tom Glick said,

“The open position of head coach at New York City FC has prompted significant interest and I have no doubt that in Patrick, we have one of the most impressive young coaches I have encountered. Patrick’s ability, vision and the respect in which he is held by everyone who works with him, speaks volumes for his character and capacity to succeed. I am excited to work with him and I know the energy he will bring to the role will have a hugely positive impact across the Club.”

Echoing these thoughts, Sporting Director Claudio Reyna said,

“Patrick was a legendary player and has all the characteristics required to make a fantastic Head Coach. His exemplary drive, passion and dedication have always marked him out as a rare talent and all of those qualities, alongside his understanding of the game, make him a natural choice.

Patrick is a natural born leader. He has played under some of the best managers in the world and experienced different leagues and playing styles, enjoying success everywhere he has been. We believe he can bring that knowledge and experience to take New York City FC forward in MLS. We are looking forward to him joining us in the coming weeks.”

Talking of his new role, Patrick Vieira said,

“I am delighted to take up the role of Head Coach of New York City FC. To work with this squad, with Claudio Reyna and Rob Vartughian and the fantastic support team that is in place, is an exciting prospect for any coach.

This established football set up, together with a passionate and loyal fan base, located in a special city which I know well, makes for an unparalleled opportunity that I am delighted to seize with both hands.  I cannot wait to get started.”

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1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery and Postgame Press Conference from the Fordham University Football team’s 24-16 victory over Bucknell in Patriot League action on 11/7 at Jack Coffey Field:


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Head Coach Joe Moorhead and RB Chase Edmonds:

This was the final regular season Home Game for the Fordham Football team, who has one final game on the road against Georgetown University on 11/14/15. Prior to the game the team took time to honor their Seniors.

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Jason Kreis leaves post as New York City FC Head Coach

Jason Kreis. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Jason Kreis. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City Football Club can confirm that they have parted company with Head Coach Jason Kreis. The announcement comes following a review conducted at the end of a disappointing campaign.  The decision has also been made for Miles Joseph and CJ Brown to leave the Club.

Prior to the start of the season, it was agreed with the coaching team that securing of a playoff place was an appropriate target for this year. A win rate of less than one in three games and a points tally which was the second lowest in the league is clearly not in line with the targets that were agreed.

While the challenges of building and integrating a new team are recognized, it was felt by the Board, following a comprehensive review, that there was not enough evidence of the dynamics required to improve the performance of the team for the next season and beyond.

Speaking of the decision, New York City FC President Tom Glick, said:

“The decision to part company with Jason and his team after two years of working together has not been taken lightly and this is a difficult announcement for all involved.

We thank Jason for his passion, his efforts and for his contribution to the historic inaugural season of New York City FC.  Many memories of this first season will be indelibly etched in the minds of all involved with the Club and Jason and his team have played a huge part in that.

We wish him all the very best in what will undoubtedly be a continued successful career in soccer management.”

The Club is committed to ensuring that a suitable candidate is in place in good time to prepare for the 2016 season and an announcement will be made when a candidate is confirmed.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Brooklyn Bolts Final Game of 2015

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photos from the final home game of the Brooklyn Bolts in the 2015 FXFL Season. With the 31-24 victory over the Florida Blacktips the Bolts became the 2015 FXFL Champions:


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Former World Champion Former world champion and Long Island-native Chris Algieri returns to Barclays Center on Dec 5 to Battle Erick Bone

Chris Algieri. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Chris Algieri. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Former world champion and Long Island-native Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) returns to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to take on Ecuador’s Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Algieri vs. Bone fight is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Star Boxing and will be part of a stacked undercard featuring top regional talent that will be announced in its entirety soon. The undercard supports the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event headlined by the all-Brooklyn battle between middleweight world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) and former world champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs). In the co-feature, WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) will face exciting Puerto Rican contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs).

“I am very excited to return to Barclays Center, where I have had some of my best showings,” said Algieri. “On Dec. 5, I am looking forward to having my best performance yet.”

“This is a huge fight for me,” said Bone. “I know Algieri well and I know that he is going to bring it. I am fighting a great fighter and after my performance on Dec. 5, the world will know my name.”

Tickets for the live event start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.

Algieri rose to fame in June 2014 at Barclays Center when he upset Ruslan Provodnikov for a super lightweight world title. The 31-year-old returns to Brooklyn after dropping a narrow and disputed decision to Amir Khan in May. The former kickboxing champion from Huntington, N.Y., built his boxing record on the strength of his excellent movement and skill with the jab. His victory over Provodnikov earned him a shot at Manny Pacquiao in Nov. 2014, a bout that Algieri lost. He had previously defeated strong contenders Mike Arnaoutis and Emanuel Taylor on the way to his world title.

The 26-year-old Bone has fought in the U.S. since 2014 and began his career stateside with victories over Francisco Figueroa, Mahonri Montes and Peter Oluoch. Born in Manabi, Ecuador, Bone won the first 12 bouts of his career. Most recently he lost to former world champion Shawn Porter after taking over as a late replacement for Porter’s opponent.

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PHOTO GALLERY and VIDEO from the NY Cosmos Presser to Honor Raul and Marcos Senna prior to Retirement

The New York Cosmos Held a Press Conference on October 27 to honor two soccer Legends in Raúl González Blanco and Marcos Senna prior to the duo’s retirement at the end of the season.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video from that Press Conference:

Fans are also encouraged to check out the following photo gallery from the event:

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The two Soccer Legends will have at least two more games in the New York area, including a match versus Tampa Bay this Saturday at Shuart Stadium at 7 p.m.

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PHOTO GALLERY and POSTGAME VIDEO: New York Riveters v Connecticut Whale

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photos from the New York Riveters game versus the Connecticut Whale in NWHL action on 10/25 at the Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn, NY.

This was the team’s first ever Strides for the Cure game as the team wore jerseys that will be auctioned off to raise funds going to finding a cure for Breast Cancer and Cancer.


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Featuring Defender Ashley Johnston who scored a goal in the game and Head Coach Chad Wiseman

The New York Riveters next home game at Aviator Sports & Events Center will be on 11/15 in a rematch versus the Boston Pride in NWHL action at 7:00 pm.

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