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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 the Women’s World Cup and all the other big games 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.

Latest Articles


NYCFC Beat Orlando City In Queens

NYCFC hosted Orlando on Wednesday. The Lions knew a win or a tie would guarantee the playoffs, while NYCFC were keen to close the gap on D.C. United.

Esther Gonzales

Debut Double For Esther Gonzalez

Gotham FC defeated the Washington Spirit 2-0 tonight in a crucial match as Esther González scored two goals in her first home match with her new team.

Brian Cufre

Hudson River Derby Ends In Stalemate

The 26th installment of the Hudson River Derby took place at Yankee Stadium on Saturday in the glorious sunshine - but ended goalless.

Star Player Interviews

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

Peter Odemwingie

Peter Odemwingie Interview (West Brom)

Peter Odemwingie, WBA’s revelation of a goalscorer has been a hit with the Throstletariat and the EPL alike. Enjoy this in-depth interview with him.

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Mauricio Pochettino Interview

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is winding up to fully address Kyle Walker’s defection for the first time when the double doors behind him swing open.

Soccer Supporters Clubs In The USA

Legends Of The Game

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

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Legends Of Soccer: Gazza At Euro 96

Who can forget Gazza at Euro 96? Thrills, drama and controversy always surrounded Paul Gascoigne as a player. Here\'s the story of one of his greatest moments.

Great Teams

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

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Ajax Of Amsterdam Dominate Europe 1971-73

Dave Bowler reflects on the great Ajax 1971-73 team that was so dominant in Europe at the time, winning the European Cup 3 times in a row as Dutch Champions.

ostersunds fans

Introducing Östersunds Fotbollsklubb

This is the story of how Graham Potter led the tiny Swedish team Östersunds from fourth-tier obscurity to cup glory in the space of a few years.

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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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.

Classic Articles From The Archives

We have many great articles spanning decades of First Touch magazine

John Wolyniec

New York Red Bulls Drafting History

Tim Hall looks at the history of New York Red Bulls drafting history through the years starting from the days of the Metrostars up until today.

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