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Morning Brief: March 9

Morning Brief: March 9
Soccer Kicks Off

Yesterday was the culmination of years of planning and excitement for certain New York City soccer fans—New York City Football Club, or NYFC, played its first regular season game ever. The new MLS team tied this year’s other expansion team, Orlando City SC, 1-1, and the team looked great in the baby blues. Now only a week away until the home opener at Yankee Stadium.


Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art Falling to ISIS [NY Times].

Strong U.S. Jobs Data Raises Odds of Fed Rate Hike, hits Stocks [Reuters].

MTA Eyes Moving Clerks out of Subway Token Booths [NY Daily News].

In New Exam for Cabbies, Knowledge of Streets Takes a Back Seat [NY Times].


NYCFC tied Orlando City 1-1

Red Bulls tied Kansas City 1-1

Nets fell to Utah 95-88

Devils topped Philly 5-2

Rangers topped Chicago 1-0 in Overtime


Knicks play in Denver at 9

Islanders play in Toronto at 7:30


Warmer, but it won’t be pretty. Chance of rain in the day and snow at night. 49/36 [full forecast].


• Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden

• “Cherrytree Records 10th Anniversary Musical Celebration” featuring Sting, Feist, Jukebox The Ghost and more @ Webster Hall The Grand Ballroom

• Joe Louis Walker with Arlen Roth @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

• The Temptations and The Four Tops @ the Bergen

• Dropkick Murphys (with The Mahones, Blood Or Whiskey and Bryan McPherson) @ Irving Plaza

• The Mastersons (with Aaron Lee Tasjan) @ Rockwood Music Hall

• Rod Picott @ Rockwood Music Hall


On this day in 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.

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