Where — And With Whom — to Watch the Champions League Final

The Champions League Final is the culmination of the long club season. But this year, the match marks the start of a soccer-stuffed World Cup summer. It’s a fitting event for Memorial Day Weekend.  The match between two-time defending champ Real Madrid and five-time winner Liverpool kicks off tomorrow at 2:45 pm, just as thunderstorms… Continue reading Where — And With Whom — to Watch the Champions League Final

The Bronx’s Brayan Reyes Tears It Up in the Honduran First Divison — and Parks Around NYC

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, New York City’s public pitches are brimming with talented soccer players. One evening, you may randomly end up playing with or against a pro — like Brayan Reyes. I first met Reyes two weeks ago when my soccer team needed a few extra players for a Monday night game at Pier… Continue reading The Bronx’s Brayan Reyes Tears It Up in the Honduran First Divison — and Parks Around NYC

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