He Started in QNS, Now He Starts for PSG

Queens’ own Timothy Weah made his first career start for Paris St. Germain on Saturday. And the 18-year-old very nearly notched an assist after he stripped a defender in the opponent’s box and passed back to a trailing teammate who flubbed the shot. Weah is the son of former Ballon d’Or winner and current Liberian… Continue reading He Started in QNS, Now He Starts for PSG

¡Al Neptuno! in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Whenever Atletico Madrid win a trophy, supporters head to the Plaza de Neptuno on the Paseo del Prado to celebrate (meanwhile Real Madrid fans congregate at the nearby Plaza de Cibeles). Well Atletico won the Europa League again yesterday afternoon and here’s the only Neptune I know of in NYC: It’s a piece of street… Continue reading ¡Al Neptuno! in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

‘Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Assholes Are Not Welcome Here’ — An Interview With FC St. Pauli NYC

A few days after FC St. Pauli NYC donated more than $1,500 to the Immigrant Defense Project — a fundraiser you can read about here on this website — the leaders of the socially conscious supporters’ group exchanged emails with Soccer In NYC about their efforts to promote social justice in the name of their favorite… Continue reading ‘Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Assholes Are Not Welcome Here’ — An Interview With FC St. Pauli NYC

We struck the MetroStars Memorabilia Motherlode on Mother’s Day

For millions of millennials, Mother’s Day marks an annual May migration to full fridges and landscaped lawns; to garages packed with beat-up bicycles and living rooms lined with embarrassing photos; and, of course, to familiar bedrooms crammed with childhood collectibles, objects useless and almost-forgotten but, upon consideration, far too special to discard.  Here in New… Continue reading We struck the MetroStars Memorabilia Motherlode on Mother’s Day

FC St. Pauli NYC’s Immigrants’ Rights Fundraiser Upholds the Inclusive Spirit of the Main Club

Most professional soccer clubs encrust themselves in a thick, corporate veneer — the pursuit of “neutrality” their guiding principle. But FC St. Pauli is different. The club, which competes in the 2. Bundesliga, is regarded for its commitment to social justice, inclusion and progressive values. It may be the most socially conscious soccer club in the… Continue reading FC St. Pauli NYC’s Immigrants’ Rights Fundraiser Upholds the Inclusive Spirit of the Main Club

Getting Pumped For the Weekend With that Smooth Jagiellonia Energy Potion

I found these cans at a rural rest stop outside Bialystok, Poland last summer. I’ve seen plenty of Jagiellonia crests on cars in Ridgewood and on clothing in Greenpoint — especially on the pitch at McCarren Park — but I had never seen a soccer-themed energy drink before. Sure, Red Bull has soccer teams branded by… Continue reading Getting Pumped For the Weekend With that Smooth Jagiellonia Energy Potion