National Team Overhauls & The Early Impact Of The 2018 World Cup

Down 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden and on the verge of getting eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi was summoned to warm off the bench. Instead, the 34-year-old with 117 national team caps dramatically implored the coaching staff to put on playmaker Lorenzo Insigne instead. The moment captured the divide between 69-year-old manager Gian Piero Ventura...
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November 17, 2017  |  Discuss

MLS Stars Giovinco, Pirlo Excluded from Italy Roster

Today, Italian manager Antonio Conte named his preliminary 30 man roster for the European Championship this summer. While his decision to leave MLS players Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco at home were not totally shocking, it seemed odd considering the players he decided to bring in their place. Pirlo, an Italian legend and World Cup winner, had previously stated the 2014 World...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrea Pirlo gives speech at United Nations

Andrea Pirlo may be one of the most debonair Europeans playing in Major League Soccer.The Italian legend lived up to his worldly reputation this week with an apppearance at the United Nations.Pirlo gave an speech as part of the closing ceremonies at the 2016 Change the World Model United Nations conference and then posed for pictures with some of the young participants.Can't say...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

New York City FC Continue Playoff Push in Eight Goal Thriller

Andrea Pirlo dribbles upfield during his MLS debut for NYCFC at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. NYCFC defeated Orlando City SC, 5-3. (Mandatory Credit ESPN/ Getty Images) Andrea Pirlo made his first appearance Sunday for New York City FC in front of more than 32,000 fans at Yankee Stadium and it was one for the story books, as NYCFC took down fellow expansion side Orlando City SC, 5-3...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cult hero Pirlo joins New York City FC

  The King of Cool, Andrea Pirlo, has left Italian football after 20 years to join New York City FC. The 36 year-old has played has signed a two and a half year deal with the East Coast club. Pirlo is one of the most decorated players in world football and amongst his collection of winners’ medals are two Champions League titles, no less than six Serie A titles and, of course, the...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York City FC Officially Sign Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo aknowledges the fans at Yankee Stadium before NYCFC’s game against the New York Red Bulls. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) New York City FC announced Monday that they have signed Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo as their third designated player, joining David Villa and Frank Lampard. NYCFC are one of the hottest teams in the entire MLS right now, as they have...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Pirlo signs with New York City F.C.

MLS club, New York City F.C., has added another thoroughbred to their roster with the signing of Italy-made Andrea Pirlo. Andrea Pirlo officially signs with NYCFC to help playoff push — World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) July 6, 2015 With David Villa and Frank Lampard also on New York City F.C.’s European tasting menu of players...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Andrea Pirlo accepts NYCFC’s offer

Andrea Pirlo (right) will undoubtedly flourish in MLS. According to reports, another soccer legend is headed to Major League Soccer this summer. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard’s imminent arrival already has fans on the edge of their seats, and if the rumors are true, World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo could be joining them stateside. The Italian great has reportedly agreed to terms...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Italian Maestro Andrea Pirlo Set for a Move to New York City FC

Andrea Pirlo celebrates a goal for the Italian National Team (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) Andrea Pirlo, 36, will lead Juventus in the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday against Barcelona in Berlin, but that does not stop the transfer rumors from flying. According to multiple reports released today, stemming from Spanish outlet AS, Pirlo has agreed to accept an offer...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

By Shay Awosiyan Didier Drogba wants to play in MLS. It’s summer, and that means its time for a host of aging superstars to be linked with a move to MLS, a league that’s claiming not to be a “retirement league” even after giving a bunch load of money to Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Kaka and David Villa to come over and end their illustrious careers. Here are the league’s latest...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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