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Tuesday July 7 2015
Pirlo: ‘Juventus cycle was over’

Andrea Pirlo admits ‘the cycle was over’ for his Juventus career, following his move to New York City FC.

The Italian international has moved to the MLS side on a free transfer, one year before the intended end of his Bianconeri contract.

“It would have been better to finish with a win,” Pirlo told the New York City’s official website, talking about the losing Champions League final.

“However, for me the cycle was still over. I needed a new challenge, and the City were the best choice.

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Sunday June 28 2015
Pirlo at New York derby

Andrea Pirlo all but confirmed his imminent move to New York City FC, as he was pitchside for their MLS derby with Red Bulls.

The Juventus midfielder is widely expected to sign for the Major League Soccer club next week, when his contract with the Bianconeri expires.

Italy hero Pirlo was at Yankee Stadium for tonight’s big derby between New York City FC and New York Red Bulls.

He waited pitchside for the NYCFC players to come off the field after the warm-up and saluted them, giving David Villa a hug.

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Thursday June 25 2015
MLS increasingly tempting

With Andrea Pirlo increasingly likely to join New York City FC, Marco D'Onofrio looks at what makes Major League Soccer so appealing. 

Major League Soccer has never been known for the quality of its on-field product, but the league remains an attractive place for anyone to ply their trade nonetheless. From the state-of-the-art stadiums being built around the league, to players not having to worry about whether their paycheque will clear every week, there are a plethora of reasons why someone would elect to join MLS.

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Tuesday June 23 2015
Report: Pirlo to New York now

There are reports Andrea Pirlo has decided to join New York City FC next month rather than stay at Juventus until January.

The veteran midfielder will be out of contract on June 30 and is considering his prospects.

He’s spending his vacation in New York with his family, fuelling rumours of an imminent switch to the MLS club for €5m per season.

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Monday June 22 2015
New York-Pirlo deal this week?

MLS side New York City FC will reportedly finalise a deal for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo by the end of the week.

The 36-year-old has been seen in New York this week, including at the Yankee Stadium, and it was reported yesterday that he could join the American side in February.

However, the New York Times believes that negotiations between the club and player are almost finished and that the Italy international will join at the end of the week.

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Sunday June 21 2015
Pirlo to New York in February?

Andrea Pirlo is in the Big Apple, but it’s reported he’ll play for Juventus until February, then join New York City FC.

The midfielder was spotted at Yankee Stadium last night with his family to watch a baseball game and happily posed for pictures with fans.

It is well known that he is considering a move to America’s MLS and the destination would be NYCFC.

Today both La Stampa and La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Juve have worked out a time-share scheme with Pirlo for next season.

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Saturday June 20 2015
Giovinco: 'Pirlo, come to MLS!'

Sebastian Giovinco has “no regrets” about moving to Toronto FC and reveals he told Andrea Pirlo to leave Juventus for the MLS.

The former Parma and Bianconeri forward has been a sensation in Canada, consistently topping the charts for most impressive player in Major League Soccer thanks to seven goals and six assists.

He could soon be joined by Pirlo, who was spotted this week in New York ahead of a possible move to New York City FC.

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Tuesday June 9 2015
Time for Pirlo to leave Juve?

Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus future is at a crossroads. Luca Cetta wonders whether the veteran should remain in Turin.

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. The iconic image of the Champions League Final was that of Xavi in his last game for Barcelona consoling a dejected Andrea Pirlo in the centre of Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Two of football’s greats together on the biggest stage, perhaps for the last time. For the Spanish star it’s a certainty, as he will leave Barcelona to join Al-Sadd in Qatar. And Pirlo? His future is subject to discussion.

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Sunday June 7 2015
Pirlo: 'Not tears of goodbye'

Andrea Pirlo assured his tears after the Champions League Final were not “a goodbye to Juventus.”

There have been numerous reports that his visible upset at the 3-1 defeat to Barcelona were a sign of his imminent departure towards New York and the MLS.

“Were my tears a goodbye to Juventus? No, they were for the defeat,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

“It is the kind of opportunity that I will rarely get again.”

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Wednesday June 3 2015
Pirlo accepts MLS offer?

Spanish media claim that Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has accepted an offer from MLS side New York City FC. 

AS claims that Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona will be the 36-year-old’s final game for the Old Lady before a move to the USA.

The Spanish newspaper claims that the MLS side turned to Pirlo after Xavi turned them down in favour of a move to Qatari side Al-Sadd.

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