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Congratulations to Patrick Viera as NYCFC reach the MLS Play Offs
25 October 2016 11:54 Post ID: #584101
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In his first season in charge at New York City FC, Patrick Viera not only secured a place in the MLS post-season play offs, but by steering them to second place in the Eastern Conference behind archrival Red Bulls.

Moreover by finishing second in the Conference Viera's squad have avoided the knockout rounds. that are a feature of this MLS post regular season format details of which are below.

For the team that is playing only it's second season in Major League Soccer this is a significant achievement and one which will surely please the City Football Group owners. After they saw their franchise team finish their inaugural season in a disappointing eighth place and missing out on the play off matches they will be very happy to see the progress that has been made in one of the key components of their overall footballing plan.

NYCFC earns first-round bye for MLS playoffs with win over Columbus Crew

http://www.newsday.com/sports/soccer/nycfc-earns-first-round-bye-fo...

MLS Playoff Format (basic)

Twelve teams – the top six teams from each conference – qualify for the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The top six teams in each conference will qualify for the playoffs and be seeded 1-6 in their respective conferences.

The No. 3 and No. 4 seeds in each conference will host the No. 6 and No. 5 seeds in a single-elimination knockout game. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will get a bye to the Conference Semifinals. The lower-seeded winners of each knockout game will face the No. 1 seed in their respective conferences. The higher-seeded winners from the knockout games will face the No. 2 seed in the conferences.

For more details.....

http://www.mlssoccer.com/mls-cup-playoffs/2016/playoff-format-tiebr...
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25 October 2016 12:03 Post ID: #584102 - in reply to #584101
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Well done Paddy V

If not for that trouncing at the hands of Red Bulls they'd have topped the conference. Remarkable effort all the same especially considering last season's effort.
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27 October 2016 17:20 Post ID: #584399 - in reply to #584101
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Second in the league, I have watched a few games and we are a mile away from being a good team like the rival at RedBull
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27 October 2016 18:44 Post ID: #584403 - in reply to #584101
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NYC were a massive 3 points behind NY Red Bull. Miles away?
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29 October 2016 05:09 Post ID: #584505 - in reply to #584101
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Is Patrick ever coming home or will the lifestyle over there convince him and his family their future is brighter re living standards etc. The weather side of things will only come into play if he were to move to the southwest where it is hot but dry heat compared to the southeast?
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13 November 2016 10:05 Post ID: #586471 - in reply to #584101
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Then got shafted 5-0, I have watched them several times this year they are nowhere near what you would call a good side and have been lucky on several occasions.
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16 November 2016 09:48 Post ID: #586671 - in reply to #584101
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Still an awful lot better than last season Buzz, which is to Vieira's credit.
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16 November 2016 10:04 Post ID: #586672 - in reply to #586671
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I agree BD getting into the top 4 was an achievement, but I wish we had a striker such as BWP who plays for the red half on NY.

we still got stuffed 7-0 in the aggregate games, a game technically we should have won
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