Howard Megdal

Red Bulls plan for life with NYCFC, and without Henry:

Club tries to build fan loyalty independent of star power

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

Latest Articles:


The Yankees' secret plan to act like the Yankees

The bizarre public relations strategy of the New York Yankees continued to play out last week. 

Oct. 23, 2013


The Knicks show off their backup plan, and it isn’t pretty

In just over a week, the Knicks will be playing games that matter.

In the meantime, they play games like their 123-120 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Oct. 22, 2013


The Red Bulls are shattering the Metrostars' history in record time

By the time the New York Red Bulls took the field on Sunday afternoon, they knew that simply by winning their final two matches, they could capture the most significant achievement in team history.

Oct. 21, 2013


Queens folk hero Mike Baxter is a Dodger now

The news came suddenly, but not unexpectedly, on Thursday afternoon: Mike Baxter, product of Archbishop Malloy and forever folk hero in Mets history, was claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Oct. 18, 2013


The Carmelo Anthony trade comes full circle

It's probably not going to happen. But if Carmelo Anthony leaves the Knicks via free agency this summer, as he discussed this week, it would be a perfect circle of flawed basketball decision-making, both from the Knicks and really, Anthony himself.

Oct. 17, 2013


There but for the grace of Selig go the New York Mets

LOS ANGELES—Mets fans could be forgiven for watching the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and thinking that the Dodgers' story could easily be unfolding at Citi Field.

Oct. 16, 2013


What does Mike Woodson have against Iman Shumpert?

It is worth wondering exactly what Iman Shumpert needs to do to endear himself to Knicks coach Mike Woodson.

Oct. 15, 2013


Alderson can dream, but the Cardinals are in another league

It is a time-honored tradition in baseball for the teams sitting home in October to see how the playoff squads do it, and attempt to emulate it.

Oct. 14, 2013


The case for Jose Reyes (back) to the Mets

It's nearly the offseason, which means it's time for Jose Reyes to move to a new team again. The Blue Jays, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith, will consider dealing him this winter.

Oct. 11, 2013


Joe Girardi stays, and bets Yankees austerity is temporary

For the better part of, oh, the last four decades, it wouldn't have been possible to take seriously the idea that Joe Girardi would leave his job as manager of the New York Yankees.

Oct. 10, 2013