Post-Match Thoughts – Game 9 – Seattle Sounders FC 3, NYCFC 1

Pike's Market

SEATTLE 3, NEW YORK 1

I guess that’s what a top team looks like. New York City FC welcomed Supporter’s Shield and US Open Cup holders Seattle Sounders FC to Yankee Stadium Sunday in a game that clearly outlined the hierarchy of MLS. Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins put on a show, combining for three goals in a winning effort. We knew there was a major difference in quality going into the game and at the very least it provided New York with a reference point – now they know how far it is to the summit. [Read more…]

Post-Match Thoughts – Game 5 – Philadelphia Union 2, NYCFC 1

Liberty Bell

PHILADELPHIA 2, NEW YORK 1

I watched this game on tape delay.

My setup for watching the loss against Philadelphia was less than ideal. The delayed start meant the game conflicted with other Saturday evening plans. I knew it would be hard to watch “live” so I set the DVR and headed out hoping for the best. Things didn’t really work out. I spent the evening tracking the score on my phone and managed to catch some of the delayed broadcast in a crowded bar. It wasn’t until this afternoon that I had an opportunity to sit down and watch the game in full. [Read more…]