It’s Time to Believe in Wilmer Flores

It seems like an eternity ago when Wilmer Flores first hit the scene as a prospect in the Mets’ farm system. At the tender age of 17 he was already in full season ball down in Savannah and making the top 100 list of Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. That was all the way back in 2009. Fast forward to 2016, and Flores is still trying to carve out a role for the major league side, but the potential for greatness still remains.

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Could Jack Harrison be the Key to Winning the Hudson River Derby?

It’s no secret here at HRB that the club stinks when it comes to its regional rivalry matches. After losing all possible points last season versus the New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos, the team has started this season once again following that trend. Recently, the team lost (once again) to NASL side New York Cosmos in the U.S. Open Cup. And of course there’s the Red Massacre that can’t be expunged from our brains quickly enough. As improved as the club has looked this season, these improvements still seem hollow to fans as long as they continue to lose to their cross-river rivals.

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The Excuses Have Run Out for Mix Diskerud

In the aftermath of the news that New York City FC have sold Kwadwo Poku to NASL side Miami FC, our attention now draws to another mercurial midfielder in City Blue: Mix Diskerud. Since his signing was announced by the club over two years ago, the fans’ reaction to Diskerud has gone from (probably unfounded) high expectations to perpetual frustration with the American International midfielder. And now, much like last season, it is continuing to look as Diskerud was a bad signing for New York City FC.

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Is Patrick Vieira Building A Better New York City FC?

In the club’s inaugural season last year, through six matches the record stood at 1 win, 3 draws, and 2 losses. Flash forward to now, the 2016 season, and NYCFC stood through six matches at 1 win, 3 draws, and 2 losses. If you’re looking at the box score and the schedule things look pretty much the same as they looked last year at this time under Jason Kreis. And even if you look at this team on it’s superficial surface you will see a team that has a lot of the possession, and suffers on defense. Similar things people could see last season as well.

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