New York City FC

New York City Football Club | NYCFC...

New York City Football Club | NYCFC

Fans of Soccer in New York City now have a new team to root for with the addition of New York City Football Club to the Major League Soccer league.

As of 2015, NYCFC is the second MLS team to base in the NYC area with Spanish World Cup-winning striker David Villa signed as the first player and ex-England international and Chelsea all-time top goal scorer Frank Lampard joining as the second Designated Player. Sporting director Claudio Reyna hailed Lampard as "one of the greatest players in world history."

David Villa played the star role perfectly, showing off all the skills that were expected of him when he arrived in MLS (and earned him the top spot in Goal USA’s list of Top 50 MLS Players). He is exactly the type of talent a New York team needs if it is going to capture the imagination of a fickle city with plenty of other sports options to watch.

Playing in the Yankees Stadium for their inaugural season (2015), New York City FC won their first game in Yankees stadium beating the New England Revolution 2-0. “David Villa played the star role perfectly, showing off all the skills that were expected of him when he arrived in MLS which is exactly the type of talent a NYC team needs if it is going to capture the imagination of a fickle city with plenty of other sports options to watch.” They also delivered an off field achievement, delivering the highest game day merchandise sales in MLS’s 20-year history.

photo credit: NYCFC

Yankees Stadium
1 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY