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First Touch Online Soccer Publication

First Touch is New York’s longest-running and best-loved soccer publication.  Here you’ll discover all the best soccer bars in the USA for watching your favorite teams. Our Soccer TV Guide will help you watch all the big games happening this week.

Also, you’ll find Soccer supporters clubs for the popular teams in every City and State in the USA. Furthermore, you can read hundreds of great articles and interviews from our archives, all free on this amazing website and mobile app.

Soccer Supporters Clubs In The USA

Top Articles

The Full Scottish Best Eleven 2023-24

With the Premiership title race decided, it’s time for the Full Scottish to name its team of the season for 2023-24. So, here’s our best XI for the campaign.

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NYCFC Grab Win At Philadelphia Union

Alonso Martínez gave NYCFC an early lead at Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night. Hannes Wolf added a second with a brilliant free kick.

NJ/NY Gotham FC forward Lynn Williams

Gotham FC Earn Point In San Diego

Gotham FC earned a point on the road at Snapdragon Stadium against San Diego Wave as striker Ella Stevens netted her first goal of the season.

Star Player Interviews

First Touch goes one on one with some of the greats of the game. See all of our exclusive interviews here!

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John Hartson Interview (Wales)

Think you know a lot about John Hartson? After all, he's been a larger-than-life character. Learn what you don't know in this fascinating interview.

Legends Of The Game

Read profiles of some of the greats who shaped the game of soccer over decades.

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Laurie Cunningham – West Brom Legend

Laurie Cunningham is an endlessly, beautifully, gracefully, shatteringly appealing story, one that has so many facets it is always worth the re-telling,

Great Teams

Read all about the greatest teams ever to play the game.

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Preston North End Profile 1888-93

Under the leadership of Major William Sudell, Preston North End were the Manchester City of their day. Their dominance required other teams to up their game.

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Tottenham Hotspur 1960-63 – A Profile

We all know the folklore that it’s a good season for Tottenham Hotspur when it ends in a “1”. Many years ago, the story held true.

Soccer Bars In New York

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Soccer Bar: Mulligans, Hoboken

Mulligan’s soccer bar in Hoboken has been the home of live soccer in New Jersey for many a year. Mulligan's supporters clubs include the Garden State Blaugrana.

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Soccer Bar: Dog & Bone, NYC

The Dog & Bone is one of the most popular soccer bars for watching World cup games in midtown Manhattan. Enjoy the special matchday atmosphere in a British pub.

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Podcast - Just Look At His Face

Listen to archived episodes of this classic podcast presented by Dave Bowler and Chris Lepkowski

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JLAHF Podcast: Sir Alex Ferguson

Welcome to JLAHF podcast. Just Look at His Face – talking about football, but not as we know it. This podcast is all about football, as we remember it.

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JLAHF Podcast – Leeds United

Dave Bowler and Chris Lepkowski stick their boots on and tackle the great Leeds United team of the 1960s and 70s and pay tribute to Peter Lorimer.

Classic Articles From The Archives

We have many great articles spanning decades of First Touch magazine

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Meet The Superstitious Football Fan

Matty Lawrence shares details of his pre-match ritual - Something many a superstitious football fan and player can relate to.

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Why Isn’t The US Open Cup A Big Deal?

The US Open Cup resides in a very strange place within a sport and culture in America that itself has an odd place all its own. By Tim Hall

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