Chelsea fans invaded The Football Factory at Legends this summer for the US Tour and we’d like to thank everyone who made us their home for the week. More information is available on the NY Blues at CFCinNYC.com – Cheers to Kick TV for the footage.
Major League Soccer now has the opportunity to take centre-stage over the coming weeks, and here in New York our very own NY Red Bulls are reaching a major crossroads in their season.
Despite a very disappointing 2-0 defeat this weekend against the New England Revolution, the Red Bulls still sit handily in 3rd position of the MLS Eastern Conference (31 points from 18 games), a mere 2 points off the leaders Sporting Kansas City.
The ‘South Ward’ have shown us that MLS has its place on the football map in New York
Injuries have severely handicapped NY in recent weeks,and shorn of All-star selections Thierry Henry and Heath Pearce this past weekend at the Gillette, there was a lack of spark and inventiveness about their play. The closest NY came to scoring was a Kenny Cooper effort that came off the post in the 56th minute. In truth it was a comfortable victory for the Revolution, and the Red Bulls Foxborough jinx continued. NY have now failed to register a victory in Massachusetts since 2002 (a winless streak of 17 games).
The NY Red Bulls on home turf are a different proposition though. They now have a great opportunity to strengthen their position as they embark on a 3-game home stretch prior to the All-star game on July 25th. Unbeaten in 7 MLS home clashes this season, NY will feel confident about the week ahead. Continue reading →
We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to ALL of the fans who made EURO 2012 a tournament to remember here at Legends Bar! We hope to see you all in here again for any one of the 100+ live soccer games we show each week here in New York City. Check out a video below from our friends at KICK TV of the craziest fans who graced the Football Factory during the Euros!
Hello Everyone! With league play resuming worldwide last weekend, I hope you watched your National Team play during the short hiatus.
Last Friday, I had a fantastic time chatting with members of the Toon Army NYC, NY Villans, and the New York Blues as we watched a couple of CONMEBOL matches in a packed house. I have to commend Jack and Robbie for making this possible because many of the CONMEBOL fans enjoyed watching the matches and felt very welcome.
A fantastic turnout here at 7am from Brann fans for the Norwegian Cup Final
Speaking of feeling welcome, I hope you were able to join us here at the Football Factory last week where in honor of our first year at Legends, appreciation was shown for your loyal commitment in the form of an open bar.
The celebration continued throughout the weekend where league play resumed. In addition to your clubs competing again, Sunday, November 20 was the 2011 MLS Cup. And because of your support and consistency, the Football Factory was proud to host a viewing party as your 2011 MLS Pub Viewfest Winners.
Hello everyone! Last week were we joined by the Norwich City NYC Supporters Club, the NY Canaries. For the second consecutive week, they came to the Football Factory at Legends to watch the Canaries face off against Aston Villa. Even though they have a place where they normally watch their matches, they love coming to the Football Factory.
We have been delighted to be the NY Canaries home away from home
The NY Canaries joined the Aston Villa supporters (New York Villans) for Saturday’s enjoyable match. The week before Saturday’s match, members from both Supporters Clubs met and talked about their clubs season. So during Saturday’s 3-2 Aston Villa win, you heard both sides cheering and groaning throughout the match.
Both sides were respectful of each other’s club and the NY Villans played the role of an excellent host as they made the members of NY Canaries feel welcomed. Following the match, both sides debriefed about the match.