Howard Megdal

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

Latest Articles:


Sports Biz: Miami as new front in soccer war; Knicks lose at ping pong

MLS and NASL stay true to character

May. 22, 2015


Knicks miss out on Towns and Okafor, despite all the losing

The New York Knicks entered Tuesday night's draft lottery in pretty good shape

May. 20, 2015


Capital Sports Biz: Knicks learn their fate; soccer rivalry begins

The week ahead promises an answer to something enormous, something the New York Knicks themselves likely don't yet know: the future direction of the team.

May. 15, 2015


The night the New York soccer rivalry began

The rivalry between NYCFC and the New York Red Bulls was designed as a means of capturing the soccer-loving, if MLS-skeptical public.


May. 11, 2015


Sports biz: The New York derby; Isiah’s surprising return

A whole lot of theories about soccer in New York are going to get tested this weekend, when the New York Red Bulls face NYCFC for the first time Sunday night at 7 in Harrison, N.J.

May. 8, 2015


Cosmos hope on-field success affects off-field limitations

Big team, small surroundings

May. 7, 2015


The inexplicable saga of James Dolan and Isiah Thomas, continued

Only if you haven't paid any attention to James Dolan could you have been surprised by Tuesday's otherwise inexplicable news that he'd hired Isiah Thomas as the new general manager (and part-owner!) of the New York Liberty, Dolan's WNBA franchise.

May. 5, 2015


Capital Sports Biz Report: How about that Mets attendance?

Welcome to Capital’s Sports Business Report, a weekly digest of news on what matters in one of New York’s highest-profile industries.

It would be hard to have scripted a more perfect beginning to the season than the one enjoyed by the New York Mets.

May. 1, 2015


Capital Sports-Biz Report: Yanks trapped with A-Rod; Cosmos, Red Bulls seek answers


The Post had a fascinating look at how the Yankees plan to try getting out of paying Alex Rodriguez the $6 million they agreed to pay him when he ties Willie Mays on the career home run list, with 660. 

Apr. 24, 2015


Cosmos have Raul, but Hofstra controls the pizza

UNIONDALE—The aspirations of the New York Cosmos collided with the team's current circumstances again on Saturday night at the team's home opener.

Apr. 20, 2015