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D.C. United Stay Alive In Playoff Push with Huge Victory over Orlando City SC

Part of the D.C. United biggest crowd against Orlando City SC on 9/24/16.

Part of the D.C. United biggest crowd against Orlando City SC on 9/24/16.

D.C. United had a huge opportunity to push themselves above the red line today, and took it with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer action at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Patrick Mullins had two goals, while  Lloyd Sam and Julian Büscher also recorded goals for the home team. for Büscher the tally was his first career MLS goal.

Playing in front of the biggest crowd of the season (25,842) D.C. United used that energy to score three goals in the Second Half.

The victory saw D.C. United move into sixth place in the east, they now have 37 points through 30 games.

D.C. United will  return to RFK Wednesday, Septebmer 28 to play Columbus Crew SC in another vital Eastern Conference matchup. The action is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Orlando City SC Head Coach Jason Kreis

D.C. United Post-Match Press Conference:

Foward Patrick Mullins and Head Coach Ben Olsen 

Along with thoughts from Bobby Boswell and Taylor Kemp

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New York City FC Edges Closer to Playoffs with 4-1 Victory over Chicago

David Villa. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

David Villa. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City FC took a huge step to the 2016 MLS Audi Playoffs with the club’s 4-1 victory over the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer action on 9/23/16 at Yankee Stadium.

Leading the way in scoring was David Villa, who scored twice for the boys in blue. Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza also tallied goals to help lift the team to a huge victory in front of a rocking crowd at the stadium.

Now fans and supporters of the club need to wait for Saturday as the team will book its ticket into the 2016 MLS Audi Playoffs with either an Orlando City SC tie against D.C. United Saturday, a New York Red Bulls win over the Montreal Impact Saturday or a New England Revolution tie or loss against the Columbus Crew Sunday.

Also having a huge match for New York City FC was Khiry Shelton, who had three assist in the match. Shelton now has three goals and nine assists on the season, including one goal and five assists in his last four games. He has one goal and four assists in three games against Chicago this year.

Important Notes from the match:

  • NYCFC is now unbeaten at home in seven consecutive games.
  • David Villa scored twice and has 19 goals on the season, one more than his total from a year ago. He is second in MLS in goals scored, one behind Bradley Wright-Phillips of the Red Bulls.

NYCFC moves into sole possession of first place with 48 points, one point in front of Toronto FC and three away from the Red Bulls.

Miscellaneous Notes:

On hand to enjoy the match tonight was New York Knicks Forward Kristaps Porzingis, who got to exchange jerseys with Captain David Villa after the match.

Up next for New York City FC is an away matches at Houston and Washington, D.C. before returning back to Yankee Stadium for the regular season finale against the Columbus Crew on Sunday, October 23. The match between NYCFC and the Crew is set for 4:00 p.m.

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New York City FC Head Coach Patrick Vieira

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Defense Key for both Cosmos and FC Edmonton in 0-0 Draw on 9/17

New York Cosmos Captain Carlos Mendes Honored for his 100th Appearance. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York Cosmos Captain Carlos Mendes Honored for his 100th Appearance. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

In a match that featured Two of the Best Defensive Clubs in the North American Soccer League and on a Day Where a Defensive Player made his 100 Apperance for the New York Cosmos, it only made sense that Defense was a highlight on 9/17/16 at Shuart Stadium.

The New York Cosmos and FC Edmonton played an extremely physical and exciting match, in the end though neither team was able to find the back of the cage and earned a 0-0 Draw. The first-place New York Cosmos extended their home unbeaten run to 17 straight matches.

Prior to the Start of the Match the Cosmos Honored their Captain and the First Player that was signed by the Club of this reboot era, Carlos Mendes as he made his 100th Career Apperance in the match v FC Edmonton.

“It’s a special night for my family, my friends and the fans that have supported me from day one,” Mendes said. “That’s always great. Each and every day I still try to improve.”

Mendes has touched the lives of many of the players on the club, including that of Defender David Ochieng.

“For me he is like the coolest guy around”, Ochieng said. “When I came here I was a young defender from another country, and he would always try to give me advice. He has meant a lot to me.”

Ochieng was a huge part of the Cosmos Defensive core that was able to keep FC Edmonton off the scoreboard today, as he was called in as a sub for the injured Rovérsio at the 18 Minute Mark.

As for the Offensive side of things for New York had a total of 19 shots, as well as having a 72.0  possession percentile versus the 28.0 for FC  Edmonton.

FC Edmonton’s defense along with the play of Keeeper Matt VanOekel  combined to keep the Cosmos away from the back of the Net.

The Cosmos (9-4-2 Fall, 15-4-6 Combined) remain on top of the NASL’s Fall Season and the Combined Season Standings. The team will now travel to face Indy Eleven on September 24, New York will return to Shuart Stadium on October 2 to host the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in a match set for 4:00 p.m.

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Thriller for New York City FC in Victory over DC United

Frank Lampard. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Frank Lampard. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

On Frank Lampard Day at Yankee Stadium, Super Frank scored two goals to help lift New York City FC to a 3-2 victory over D.C. United in a thriller on September 1, 2016.

Lampard, who was honored prior to the match versus D.C. United, as the Midfielder was honored for recording his 300th career goal for club and country. That milestone came in the away match versus the Columbus Crew on August 13.

D.C. United had the momentum in the First Half, but when NYCFC came out in the Second Half some huge subs made by Head Coach Patrick Vieira, brought some extra life to the team.

Coming onto the pitch after the Half for New York City FC was Steven Mendoza, who immediately provided a spark to the club. Another huge sub was that of Khiry Shelton in the 79th minute.

In the cage for New York City FC was keeper Josh Saunders, who continues to make some dazzling plays in addition to many great defensive moments by all who were on the pitch.

NYCFC scored the first goal of the match at the 79th Minute as Captain David Villa intercepted a pass from the D.C. United defense and put one past the Keeper for his league-leading 17th goal of the season.

Lampard then put New York City FC in front, 2-1, before D.C. United was able to find a response in the first minutes of Stoppage Time. The boys in blue kept fighting and Lampard came through with the goal needed to earn the victory.

NYCFC will head to New England for a match against the Revolution on Saturday, September 10, before returning back to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, September 17 to host FC Dallas. The match between New York City FC and FC Dallas will air on the YES Network, with the action set for 7 p.m.

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Brooklyn Cyclones Fall to Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 5-1

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It has been a season filled with struggles and frustration for the Brooklyn Cyclones and that trend continued on 8/25 with a 5-1 loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in New York-Penn League action at MCU Park.

Brooklyn is now 2-6 since the All-Star Break and fall below .500 for the first time since August 7th. Franklin Correa had a 2-for-4 day at the plate, while also tossing a 1.0 scoreless frame on the mound.

Starting Pitcher Erik Manoah was able to strike out six batters in 3.2 Innings Pitched, he also gave up six hits, giving up four runs (four unearned runs). Gene Cone had a nice day at the plate for Brooklyn, recording two hits, while also scoring a run.

Ali SanchezColby Woodmansee and Desmond Lindsay all recorded hits in the game for the Cyclones. Sanchez recorded a double in the bottom of the Second Inning on a line drive to Center Field.

Brooklyn will now head on the road to take on the Williamsport Crosscutters for a three-game, weekend series in Central PA. The Cyclones will return back to MCU Park for a three-game set against the Auburn Doubledays on Tuesday, August 29, with the first pitch set for 7:00 p.m.

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Brooklyn Cyclones drop 6-5 heartbreaker against Scrappers on 8/24

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Justin Dunn. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

In a roller coaster of a game the Brooklyn Cyclones dropped a heartbreaker to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, by a final score of 6-5 in New York-Penn League action at MCU Park. Desmond Lindsay hit a homer in the bottom of the eight inning, but a sloppy frame in the ninth inning by the Brooklyn Bullpen allowed for the Scrappers to regain the lead.

Justin Dunn continues to impress for the Cyclones in his debut season, as the righty tossed 3.0 shutout frames, scattering one hit and a walk while striking out five.

Colby Woodmansee recorded a double on two hits and scoring a run as a part of the Cyclones offense. Lindsay finished the game with two RBIs, a walk and scoring a run. Michael Paez had a double in the Eighth Inning, while also working a walk.

RHP Erik Manoah and the Cyclones will look to rebound in the Finale of what is a Three-Game Set against the Scrappers, being held tonight (Thursday, August 25) at MCU Park. The First Pitch for the game is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Cyclones Earn Extra Inning Thriller over Mahoning Valley on 8/23

Anthony Dimino . Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Anthony Dimino . Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Brooklyn Cyclones snapped a four game losing streak in the 2-1 11 Inning victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at MCU Park on 8/23. Helping to lead the team to victory was  Anthony Dimino, who recorded a single that drove home the winning run.

On the mound for the Cyclones Raul Jacobson tossed 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one run, while sitting down a career-high eight batters. Jacobson retired the final 12 batters he faced.

Jay Jabs had two hits and scored two runs; Anthony DiminoDan RizzleFranklin Correa and Luis Carpio all recorded hits to lead the offense for Brooklyn.

Thus far the main themes that have led the Cyclones to victory have been pitching and defense, the team will look to continue that trend in Game 2 in what will be a Three-Game set at MCU Park.

The Cyclones and the Scrappers will play tonight, as righty Justin Dunn will take the mound for Brooklyn. First Pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.

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