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It's Do or Die for the New York Red Bulls

by Aniello Devita

billtnj, Flickr

The first leg of the Eastern Conference final between the New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution did not disappoint in front of a sellout crowd of 25,000 on Sunday afternoon in Harrison, New Jersey. The defining moment of the game was Jermaine Jones’ goal in the 86th minute of the match that pushed the Revolution ahead of the Red Bulls 2-1, but there would be worse news for the New York Red Bulls looking ahead to leg 2 on Saturday.

New York City Football Club Unveils Inaugural Jersey

by Aniello Devita

Aniello DeVita/WFUV Sports

Photo: (left to right) NYCFC Director of Football Operations Claudio Reyna, NYCFC Chief Business Officer Tim Pernetti, Spanish footballer and NYCFC's first player in team history David Villa, and President and CEO of Etihad Airways James Hogan. 

New York City Football Club has launched the first jersey in the franchise's history for their inaugural season that will kickoff on March 15, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. The jersey is in City Blue and resembles that of Manchester City's in England. The back neck tie has "New York City FC" written on it in Subway-inspired Helvetica wordmark. NYCFC's badge is inspired by the old New York City subway token, and was chosen by over 100,000 fans. The bottom corner of the jersey displays an inaugral season patch inspired by classic subway mosaics seen throughout underground stations in New York City.

November 14 - FUV FC: A Discussion on the International Break with Tommy Smyth

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Jozy Altidore of USMNT.

IIJ Events, Flickr

National teams are set to take the field the next few days, including the USMNT facing off with Columbia and Ireland. ESPN's Tommy Smyth joins the program to discuss what fans of Team USA should look forward to in the upcoming matches, and he previews the rivalry matchup between Ireland and Scotland. The crew also breaks down the Germans as they try to overcome the "World Cup hangover."

 

November 7 - FUV FC: MLS Playoffs Heat Up with Second Legs Approaching

by Brendan Bowers, Aniello Devita
Sounders fans.

CMFrango, Flickr

The MLS playoffs are heating up and only four teams will be left after this weekend. The gang preview the upcoming matches and takes a look back at last weekend's games, including the New York Red Bulls 2-0 win over DC United. The crew also talks about the UEFA Champions League matches from Tuesday and Wednesday, including some of the surprising results. 

Red Bulls Start Postseason Off Strong

by Aniello Devita

Aniello DeVita/WFUV Sports

Three days after the Red Bulls finally won a playoff game at Red Bull Arena, the team's first since the arena opened in 2010, the Red Bulls busted out of the gate in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against rival DC United Sunday afternoon in Harrison, New Jersey. 

October 31: FUV FC - MLS Playoffs

by Kris Venezia
Red Bull Arena.

Matt Rasmussen, Flickr 

The Major League Soccer playoffs have arrived with the worst-to-first DC United with the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the Seattle Sounders the top seed in the Western Conference. FUV FC takes a look back at the controversial penalty call that helped FC Dallas advance past Vancouver. The gang also discusses the New York Red Bulls breaking the curse as they won a playoff game at home (a rare feat for the Bulls in recent years). Of course, there is also a look at the big matches this weekend overseas. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund squares off with Bayern Munich.

Reasonable Passion or Jail-Worthy Stupidity?

by Kevin Kelly

The Simpsons :: FOX

The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.