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Wednesday January 18 2017
Pirlo: 'MLS no easy ride'

New York City FC star Andrea Pirlo warns those who 'are looking for an easy ride' to stay away from the MLS.

The former Juventus midfielder spoke about the growth of the sport in the US after having revealed that he will stay in football after retirement.

"On the pitch it is serious, if someone is looking for an easy ride, they are in the wrong place, the 37-year-old told La Repubblica.

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Wednesday January 18 2017
Pirlo: 'Football is my life'

Andrea Pirlo reveals he will remain in football after retirement, adding 'football is my life'.

The MLS star has not yet decided when he will stop playing, but confirms he 'still has a lot of passion' for the game.

What are the midfielder's plans going forward?

"Sunday I have a meeting in New York City, then I will go on holiday in Florida," Pirlo told La Repubblica.

"It is my last season? We'll see. For now I have this and I want to enjoy it. I hope to finish well, then I'll see how I feel.

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Saturday January 14 2017
New York City FC ask for Khedira

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira could join Andrea Pirlo at New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

The 29-year-old Germany international is under contract with Juve until June 2019.

However, reports emerged that MLS club New York City FC are interested in tempting him towards America.

Khedira joined Juve as a free agent once his deal with Real Madrid expired in July 2015.

He has 69 senior caps for Germany, scoring seven goals.

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Thursday November 24 2016
Khedira has MLS offers

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira reportedly has three offers to move to MLS, from LA Galaxy, New York City FC and New York Red Bulls.

The German international has been in fine form for the Bianconeri so far this season, with three goals and two assists.

Khedira has a contract in Turin until 2019, but calciomercato.com reports that there is interest in him from across the Atlantic Ocean.

The website believes that LA Galaxy and both of New York’s Major League Soccer sides are keen on signing the World Cup-winner as a designated player.

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Tuesday November 15 2016
Pirlo: ‘I’ll stay in football’

Andrea Pirlo confirms “I’ll stay involved in football” when he leaves New York City FC, and reflects on his time at Inter.

The regista has spent the past two seasons playing in MLS after leaving Juventus, but it’s not clear if the 37-year-old will play another season in America.

“After a 20-year career at the highest level, you feel the need to get away from that and have fun playing football, but with less stress,” Pirlo told Marca Plus of his decision to move to Major League Soccer.

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Sunday November 6 2016
Giovinco: 'No call from Italy'

Sebastian Giovinco stands up for MLS football at Toronto FC and hopes “sooner or later” he’ll get a call from the Italy squad.

The Atomic Ant has rather slipped off the Azzurri radar since moving to North America, but tonight faces Andrea Pirlo’s New York City FC in the play-off semi-final.

“It’s the first time we’ve faced each other in a knockout match with such high stakes. One of us will go home and I hope it won’t be me,” Giovinco told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday October 30 2016
Giovinco vs Pirlo for MLS history

With Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo set to play the biggest match of their MLS careers, Marco D'Onofrio sets the scene. 

By 5.30pm on a Wednesday evening, you couldn't find a single seat in any one of the numerous pubs in Toronto's Liberty Village. Toronto FC was just two hours away from their first ever home playoff match, and fans left work early to flock to the neighbourhood surrounding the stadium in anticipation of the spectacle that was to come.

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Saturday October 29 2016
Stars predict Juventus-Napoli

Figures including Carlo Ancelotti, Claudio Ranieri, Cesare Prandelli, Walter Zenga and Andrea Pirlo predict Juventus-Napoli, but see Roma as Scudetto contenders.

The showdown kicks off tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

It is first against third in the Serie A standings, while Roma sit between them and hope to take advantage of any slip-ups.

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Saturday October 22 2016
Pirlo: 'Unpredictable Milan-Juve'

Andrea Pirlo believes “anything can happen” in tonight’s Milan-Juventus showdown, but won’t be drawn on who he wants to win.

It kicks off at San Siro at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

New York City FC midfielder Pirlo has played for both clubs in his career, so is eager to stay on the fence.

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Sunday October 9 2016
Pirlo: 'What I love about MLS'

Andrea Pirlo loves the “coming together” of fans in MLS and is glad he joined New York City FC.

The midfielder was one of the first big names to make it over the Atlantic.

“It was a new League for me, but above all I wanted to come to America,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

“It represents a new and different experience for me in a State that fascinated me. I also got the opportunity to study a new language.

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