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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. Stay up to date with all the Euro 2026 and Copa America schedules.

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

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Still No Glory For Tottenham Hotspur

For Tottenham, another season has ended in yet more fractured remnants of aspirations, scattered like stardust across the desolate expanse of disillusionment.

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NYCFC Thrash Earthquakes In The Bronx

NYCFC thrashed San Jose Earthquakes 5-1 thaniks to a late, second half scoring spree that helped stretch New York's unbeaten run to five games.

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The Annual Full Scottish Awards for 2023-24

With the season over, you may also be asking yourselves, “Who won this year’s Full Scottish Awards for 2023-24?” Well, have no fear, the answer is right here.

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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Brian McBride Interview (USA)

Chicago Fire former Fulham star Brian McBride is thrilled to see his ex-teammates at Fulham qualify for next season’s Europa League.

Legends Of The Game

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

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Franz Beckenbauer – The Kaiser

There's no doubt that Franz Beckenbauer is one of the key figures in post-war football. He was the central character in the rise of Bayern Munich.

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Legends Of Soccer: Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey leaves the game tied with Landon Donovan for the most goals scored for the United States at 57

Great Teams

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

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Dirty Leeds: 100 Years Of History

As Leeds celebrates its centenary it remains a club either loved or loathed. There's no middle ground. Its passionate supporters wouldn’t have it any other way.

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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

Soccer Bars In New York

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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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Soccer Bar: Black Horse Pub

The Black Horse pub is the best soccer bar in Brooklyn. This English pub in Brooklyn is a pioneer of NY soccer bars. Visit Brooklyn's best soccer bar today.

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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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Golden Years: A David Bowie Tribute

As David Bowie hurtled towards the stars a couple of days ago, I knew there was no way that this column couldn’t send him on his way without a passing...

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Meet The Barcelona New York Fans

Meet the Barcelona NYC fans - otherwise known as the NYC FCBarcelona Penya - formed by ex-pats from Catalonia who meet at Smithfield Hall for all of the Barca matches.

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