¡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

Bushwick soccer shop Golazo Sport adapts to the gentrification squeeze

The stretch of Morgan Ave. between Williamsburg and Bushwick presents a drab, chain-link industrial landscape marked by old train tracks and multiple plastic bag manufacturers. Cool street art dresses up some of the corrugated metal walls, but careful the murals don’t distract you from the 18-wheelers careening away from the nearby depots or turning into the Boar’s Head Factory lot. It can… Continue reading Bushwick soccer shop Golazo Sport adapts to the gentrification squeeze

Something special stolen

The Match: USA v. Portugal, the harshest tie in history The Date: Sunday, June 22 (2-2, we should have known) The Venue: Kent Ale House in Williamsburg, Brooklyn The beer I launched in the air after Clint Dempsey’s go-ahead goal was still dripping from the ceiling when the game ended. My phone was loaded with depressed, profane text messages.… Continue reading Something special stolen