New Amsterdam FC is a professional soccer team based in Hempstead, New York. The club competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), the third division of American soccer.
New Amsterdam FC Youth Development System
New Amsterdam FC will provide pathways for local players, coaches, and executives to be involved in professional soccer, while giving supporters an authentic club in the world’s city.
New Amsterdam FC Recruitment Trials
New Amsterdam football club was built on the foundation of giving overlooked players an opportunity to break into the professional. As a way to give players an opportunity to showcase themselves, we have partnered with our friends at the Fussball project to host 2 seperate try-out sessions over 6 days. As we are still building our roster, selected players from each session will be signed or invited to preseason with our first team. To register or learn more, please click here.
New Amsterdam FC Youth Academy
U18,U19 5:30pm Start Time June 14th
U17,U16 5:30pm Start Time June 15th
U15, U14 5:30pm Start TIme June 16th
Where: College Point Soccer Field (130th St, Flushing, NY 11354, United)
Why: New Amsterdam FC youth program+ Pathway to Europe
We have decided to have tryouts to make sure we see everyone before the season starts!
For an updated schedule on Youth Academy tryouts, please click here.
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New Amsterdam FC History
In the month of November 2019, it was reported by a few journalists that a potential group based in New York had submitted an application to play in the National Independent Soccer Association, a brand new third division soccer league. It was then further stated in January 2020 that the investor participating in the New York group was rumored to be Laurence Girard, the CEO of Fruit Street. This information was obtained from previous reports. It was also said that the name “New Amsterdam FC” was in the running for consideration.
A few months later, on April 20th, it was formally revealed that New Amsterdam FC will be the name of the New York-based NISA side. New Amsterdam FC is an acronym for New Amsterdam Football Club. The name is a reference to New Amsterdam, a Dutch town that existed in the 17th century and eventually gave rise to the city of New York.
At the time of the announcement, it had not been determined when New Amsterdam FC will begin their season of competition. In May of 2020, the sports director of New Amsterdam, Maximilian Mansfield, made the announcement that the team will choose for a local strategy, comparable to that of the Spanish club Athletic Bilbao, in which between fifty and sixty percent of the roster would be comprised of local New Yorkers.
It was announced on July 1, 2020 that New Amsterdam FC would be taking part in the NISA Independent Cup, a tournament that was developed by the league as a direct response to the pandemic. A few days later, on July 3, New Amsterdam FC made their first signing official by announcing that Brooklyn native Martin Williams would be joining the club as a midfielder.
On July 28, the team stated that it would play its first match at the Hudson Sports Complex in Warwick, New York during the Fall 2020 season. The match would be part of the Independent Cup, and it would be played against the New York Cosmos. It was eventually made clear that the venue choice had been made because of the epidemic in New York City, and the team intends to transfer games back into the city proper once spectators are allowed to attend.
On July 30, it was reported that Eric Wynalda, a former player for the United States national team and for Major League Soccer, would be the first coach in the history of the team. After 18 days, Wynalda resigned from her position, citing personal reasons. On June 16, 2021, the club won its first match in its history by defeating 1904 FC. This victory brought an end to a winless record that spanned eighteen matches across all official competitions.
New Amsterdam FC Stadium
On the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, there is a stadium dedicated solely to the sport of soccer called Hofstra University Soccer Stadium. It has a capacity of 1600 spectators. It is a component of the sports complex that belongs to Hofstra University. The Hofstra Pride men’s and women’s soccer teams call this field their home turf since it was first opened for use in 2003. The NISA club New Amsterdam FC will call the Hofstra University Soccer Stadium their home beginning in the year 2021.
2005, 2006, and 2015 were the years that the stadium played host to the opening round of games for the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament.