The mind games have already started, as far as Greg Vanney is concerned. Toronto FC’s manager – the surefire MLS Coach of the Year – made note of New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira’s recent "psychological play.”With his team falling behind TFC’s blistering Supporters’ Shield-leading pace, Vieira made it clear that his Bronx Blues won’t catch the Reds. Vieira is right, of course.
Toronto FC weren’t just bad five years ago. They were the “worst team in the world,” according to Danny Koevermans. “Name me one team in the whole world that is 0-9,” TFC’s Dutch striker famously responded, referring to TFC’s humiliating start to the 2012 season. The Reds cemented themselves as one of the worst teams in MLS history that year after failing to collect a single point through the first 70 days of the regular season.
New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch likens his side to the short kid in the room – the one at the back who repeatedly jumps to be spotted above taller heads standing in front of him. He thinks his Red Bulls deserve far more attention for what they’ve accomplished in recent seasons. “No one wants to give this group credit,” Marsch said last week after advancing past FC Cincinnati and into the U.S. Open Cup final.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".