New York City FC slump to MLS loss as star midfielder Andrea Pirlo dropped

Photo credit: AFP New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira’s shock decision to omit Italian star Andrea Pirlo from his squad failed to pay off in a 2-0 Major League Soccer defeat to the Union in Philadelphia. Vieira on Saturday stressed that Pirlo wasn’t injured, and his absence was strictly a coach’s decision. “I’m just trying to choose the best team to win football matches...
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Pirlo believes Juve star Pogba is worth a world-record fee

Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba would command a world record transfer fee should he decide to leave the Serie A champions.Pogba sparked talk of a move to Manchester City in February when he said incoming manager Pep Guardiola could help improve his game.And Pirlo, who played alongside the France international for three years before departing Juventus for MLS...
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April 01, 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

Pirlo 'loving' MLS lifestyle with NYCFC

Andrea Pirlo is not ruling out staying in MLS beyond this season, and says he enjoys the anonymity of life in New York.The New York City FC midfielder played 13 times in MLS last season having moved from Juventus in July, playing alongside Frank Lampard in the Big Apple. Pirlo's contract runs until December 2017, and in an interview with The New York Times, the 36-year-old Italian...
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March 01, 2016  |  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...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Pirlo Joins New York City FC From Juventus, Brings Pass Mastery To MLS

NEW YORK — Star midfielder Andrea Pirlo joined Major League Soccer’s New York City FC from Juventus on Monday, a little more than a month after winning a fifth consecutive Italian league title. The 36-year-old playmaker arrives as a free transfer. He is the team’s third designated player, following David Villa and Frank Lampard. On July 21, Pirlo will join New York City, which...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Smyth has some colorful thoughts on Andrea Pirlo

I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Tommy Smyth.  He was one of ESPN’s soccer regulars before the network really made an effort to put all of their possible resources to covering the sport.  The Irishman was in many ways the face of ESPN’s soccer coverage, whether it be on the Champions League or appearances across different platforms as the one soccer guy.  Basically...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirlo wants a new deal at Juventus

Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo has reaffirmed his desire to sign a new deal at Juventus . The 34-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid , as well as a return to former club AC Milan. However, Pirlo insists he is committed to Bianconeri and is hopeful that an agreement can be reached which will secure...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirlo voted best player in Serie A

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo was delighted to be named 2012-13 Player of the Year in Serie A by his peers. The Italy international received the award for the second consecutive year after another impressive campaign with the Turin giants. "It's very important to receive the award because the ones that vote are my colleagues (the Italian Players' Association (AIC)," the 34-year...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Juve upbeat over Pirlo, Pogba

Juventus are confident their star midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba will sign contract extensions with the club. Both players have attracted the attention of leading European clubs and have been strongly linked with a move away from Turin next season. However, Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta is not letting that speculation concern him and he remains optimistic...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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