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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

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Scotland Go To Pot…3

Scotland appear to be at high risk of being part of a “group of death” at the European Championships next summer. Germany, France, or England could await them.

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Gotham FC Celebrate With The Fans

Gotham FC players and staff celebrated with their fans on Monday night at Red Bull Arena. Here are some photos from the occasion.

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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Ian Callaghan Interview – Liverpool Legend

Ian Callaghan talks to First Touch at the 11th Street Bar in Manhattan in 2006. The Liverpool legend discusses his incredible journey as part of Liverpool FC.

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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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,

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Jimmy Hill: The Man Who Changed Football

It’s a measure of the man’s significance that despite having been out of football for a decade and more, we must mark, and mourn, the passing of Jimmy Hill.

Great Teams

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

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Honved Of Budapest In The 1950s

It is a measure of the genuine majesty of Honved of Budapest that the team from the early 1950s still attracts such feelings of warmth. By Dave Bowler

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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.

Soccer Bars In New York

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Soccer Bar: The Long Pour, EV

The Long Pour World Cup soccer bar in the East Village is open for World Cup games with state of the art screens and projectors. soccer in a great atmosphere.

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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: West Midlands Football Clubs

JLAHF Podcast. West Midlanders Chris Lepkowski and Dave Bowler discuss why the West Midlands has always slipped under the national radar, on and off the pitch.

Classic Articles From The Archives

We have many great articles spanning decades of First Touch magazine

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Straffan’s Robert ‘Robbie’ Walsh

Michael Fitzpatrick pays tribute to Robert ‘Robbie’ Walsh - a Shamrock Rovers legend who passed away suddenly, following a heart attack in 2016.

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Interview With Felix White Of The Maccabees

First Touch caught up with Felix White of The Maccabees to discuss his love of Fulham, EPL predictions, & the surprising things he loves about touring in the USA.  

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