New York City F.C.

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New York City
Full nameNew York City Football Club[1]
Nickname(s)
FoundedMay 21, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-05-21)
StadiumYankee Stadium
The Bronx, New York
Capacity28,743[18]
(expandable to 47,422)[19]
OwnerCity Football Group (80%)
Yankee Global Enterprises (20%)[20]
CEOBrad Sims
Head coachDomènec Torrent
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2018Eastern Conference: 3rd
Overall: 7th
Playoffs: Conference semifinals
WebsiteClub website
Current season

New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in New York City. The team has played in Major League Soccer since the 2015 season. English Premier League team Manchester City owns 80% of the team; the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball own the other 20%. The team is playing at the Yankee Stadium in The Bronx and they share it with the New York Yankees until it can build a new stadium in New York City.

Rivalries[change | change source]

In May 2015, they experienced a new New York City crosstown rivalry in the MLS, when they played the New York Red Bulls for the first time.

References[change | change source]

  1. Padilla, Janine. "Manchester City and the New York Yankees partner to launch New York City FC". NYCFC.com. MLS Digital. Retrieved August 28, 2017. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and expects to begin play in 2015.
  2. Schieferdecker, Alex. "Opinion: Unimaginative Club Identities are the New Scourge of US Soccer". FiftyFive.One. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. Kessler, Jordan (September 6, 2016). "Meet the NYCFC Pigeon, Masked Hero of the New York Soccer Community". Hudson River Blue. SB Nation. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  4. "MLS Power Rankings, Week 17: NYCFC skyrocket after finally beating rivals". MLSSoccer.com. July 6, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017. A three-game winning streak – including two straight at Yankee Stadium – seems to have banished the early-season frustrations of Pigeons fans
  5. Asher, Abe (May 25, 2016). "Yankee Stadium is killing New York City FC". World Soccer Talk. Retrieved January 2, 2017. The Pigeons conceded four times from corner kicks – a feat no other MLS team has achieved or even approached since the league started tracking the stat in 2003.
  6. Araos, Christian (January 12, 2017). "NYCFC 2017 Calendar: What's old is new again". Empire of Soccer. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. After facing the Rapids, the Bronx Blues head home to face the Houston Dynamo on September 23 which starts a three-game, seven-day stretch that includes a trip to Montreal on the 27th and ends in Chicago on the 30th.
  7. "NYCFC to open 2017 season at Orlando City March 5th, home vs. DC". Hudson River Blue. December 21, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017. The Bronx Blues will return to central Florida at 5 pm ET on Sunday, March 5th, to take on Orlando City, their first-ever regular season opponent.
  8. Dickinson, Dan (June 29, 2015). "Red Bulls Light Up NYCFC 3–1 at Yankee Stadium". Gothamist. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. Despite that match going to the team in Harrison, the narrative had since flipped, with the Bronx Blues riding a three game win streak that had ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman calling them "the hottest team in MLS"...
  9. "PLAYER RATINGS: AUGUST 9TH VS NY RED BULLS". The Third Rail. August 10, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2017. Without a doubt, Angelino is going to be a fun player to watch for the remainder of his loan with the Bronx Blues.
  10. Chavez, Nick (July 6, 2016). "The Hudson Derby Is Finally Blue". Soccer Newsday. Archived from the original on July 14, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. The Bronx Blues had a taste of revenge on Sunday, and they’ll be hungry for more, this time in front of their rival's home fans in New Jersey.
  11. Lewis, Michael (October 31, 2016). "OFFSIDE REMARKS". Big Apple Soccer. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. The Blues will welcome the Canadian club to Yankee Stadium for a 6:30 pm. Sunday match-up.
  12. Weisinger, Jeff (November 4, 2016). "MLS Playoff Preview: NYCFC out to make history vs. Toronto FC". SBI Soccer. Retrieved February 8, 2017. Just a week after they earned a 4–1 win against the Columbus Crew at home to clinch the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the Blues were shut out and beat up by Toronto FC.
  13. Clayton, Andy (November 6, 2016). "NYCFC's first-ever home playoff game at Yankee Stadium features uphill battle vs. Toronto FC". The New York Daily News. Retrieved February 8, 2017. Scoring goals hasn't been the problem for Lampard (12), MVP candidate David Villa (23) and the rest of the Boys in Blue.
  14. "MatchDay". nycfc.com. New York City Football Club. Retrieved February 8, 2017. Be in your seats by 6:25 pm for special playoff programming and to welcome your Boys in Blue back home for their first ever playoff match at Yankee Stadium.
  15. "NYCFC 2016–17 Offseason Moves: Who's In, Who's Out?". Hudson River Blue. February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. The Boys in Blue add one more player to their batch of young prospects.
  16. Adler, Andy; Pestalozzi, Kim (July 24, 2015). "NYCFC's Andrea Pirlo visits local kids soccer camp, shares excitement of being in New York". pix11.com. WPIX. Top-notch talent like David Villa, Mix Diskerud and Frank Lampard have already put the boys in blue on the map, but Pirlo can't wait to get in on the action.
  17. Wallerson, Ryan (April 15, 2015). "Rift Forms Between NYCFC and Man City Fans". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 'I have no problem with watching Arsenal knock the stuffing out Manchester City...and then going to Yankee stadium and cheering on our Boys in Blue,' Michaels said.
  18. Booth, Mark. "What's New for NYCFC This Season?". NYCFC.com. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  19. Red, Christian. "Yankees front office paints optimistic financial outlook despite decline in ticket sales". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved August 29, 2017. The overall seating capacity has been reduced by nearly 5,000 seats, from 52,325 to 47,422.
  20. Stock, Kyle. "Comcast, the Mets, and Other Winners in the New Man City-Yankees MLS Franchise". Retrieved July 28, 2014.