February 25, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

This 3rd annual version of the tourney opens March 1 as the US faces Germany with England and France also facing off in the opener, of course our intrepid photog Allan West will be there. Jill Ellis announced this week the 23 players who will be eligible to partake in this the highest level world wide 4 team tourey. A total of 25 players were brought into camp to be whittled down to this final count over 4 days prior to going hear to head with #2 Germany, #3 England & #6 France, the USWNT is of course #1. 

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February 24, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

In excess of 2,000 ducats have been sold for  this game at City Stadium on March 17, none reportedly to leprechauns. The 7PM  game pits the NC Courage v Washington Spirit. Both coaches played pro in NY, Paul Riely and Jim Gabarra. With this game, the headline event for the high level Jefferson Cup Girls Weekend with over 5,000 athletes and 350 teams. This will be a pre season match for both NWSL teams that begins its year the next week. The younger tourney players will have the chance to witness the best womens league in the world with many USWNT players and other world wide stars.

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February 24, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

In a setback for the team coached by Long Island Soccer legend, Paul Riley and a far bigger one for Makenzy, she is out for the season with a torn left ACL in the first day of training. The midfielder suffered the injury on the 19th, the subsequent MRI  was done, she will now have her 2018 as a rehab year. Out of Chino Hills CA, she joined the NC team in 2017 after moving from Western NY and the rebranding of the team she had 1,124 minutes over 21 games in her inital NWSL season as they took the Shield.

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February 22, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The final of 2-1 is not so bad of a result for the lower division floridians even more so given it is pre season. DC United is starting to get more serioius as they started Odoi-Astem, Opare, Robinson, Durkin, Harkes & Mulins late of NYCFC and he got his first goal of the pre season. Paul Arrila also with the USMNT notched his first assist as Acosta netted his first goal. Chris Durkin got in a full game, his first ever with DC in this first game ever v the Armada to go with a 2-1-0 record this preseason.

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February 22, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

From VfB Stuttgart to Yankee Stadium, not a bad relocation for the 22 year old out of Ghana who now has a one year deal on loan. He is happy to be with a big club such as NYCFC wanting to have a winning team and get as many victories as possible. Head coach Patrick Viera is excited as the player is dynamic, fast and aggressive while good with the ball. Describing him as a "competitor" ,enjoying winning with a good character he will push to play with his fellow midfielders.

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