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New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer franchise based in New York City, New York. The team competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference.

New York City FC Youth Development Academy

New York City began building its youth development program in April 2014 by partnering with eight local youth soccer clubs. This foresaw the club formally announcing the creation of an academy in February 2015, beginning with a single team at U-13 and U-14 level. The academy saw its first success in 2017, with the U-16 team winning the Generation Adidas Cup, becoming the first major silverware earned by New York City in any capacity.

New York City FC Girls Academy

The NYCFC Girls Soccer Academy program provides an elite training environment for girls across four age groups (U-14, U-15, U-16/17 & U-18/19), offering the highest level of technical standards and competition for New York’s brightest young talent.

The Academy plays out of the Orangeburg New York Soccer Complex location, one of the nation’s top soccer-specific facilities, and opposite the Club’s Etihad City Football Academy elite training facility.

NYCFC Girls Academy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the NYCFC Girls Academy?
The NYCFC Girls Academy provides the highest level of competition available for our brightest young talent. As part of NYCFC’s commitment to developing soccer in NY, the club has added a girls academy.
The NYCFC Girls Academy program is by invitation only. Please address evaluation inquiries for the Development Academy to [email protected]. Include full name, date of birth, soccer resume and playing video (if available) for review. In addition, please click this link to pre-register for player trials.
What is the goal of the NYCFC Girls Academy?
To support the growth of girls soccer in the NY area and to provide a pathway for the most talented players to move to the US National Team and top level collegiate programs.
How many MLS Clubs have Girls Academies?
NYCFC is one of five MLS clubs supporting the new Girls initiative and hosting their own NYCFC Girls Academy. Other MLS clubs involved are FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, and Orlando SC.
What age groups does the NYCFC Girls Academy have?
The NYCFC Girls Academy provides an elite training environment for girls across four age groups: U-14, U-15, U-16/17, & U-18/19.
How do I join (tryout for) the NYCFC Girls Academy club?
Girls U- 14 to 19 years old who are interested in playing for NYCFC Girls Academy should inquire about registration by emailing [email protected] and include full name, date of birth, soccer resume and playing video (if available) for review. Click here to pre-register for player trials.
Does the NYCFC Girls Academy Program offer players financial assistance?
If a player is selected to take part in the NYCFC Girls Academy but has a financial hardship, assistance will be made available to the player.

For a complete list of FAQs, please click here.

New York City FC Boys Academy

The New York City FC Academy goal is to identify, develop and produce the best local youth soccer players in the New York Metropolitan area.

By providing the the best development experience of any club in the United States, the Academy strives to pursue excellence in a professional, competitive, fun atmosphere, providing a clear pathway to the highest levels of the game in a free-to-play program at all levels.

Operating across six age groups (U12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19) we offer coaching, guidance, evaluation and direct contact with NYCFC Academy and first-team coaching staff, as well as invitations to top-level international tournaments with some of the globe’s most prestigious clubs.

We believe in playing beautiful football, inspiring players to take responsibility for their own development, maximizing their potentials both as soccer players and as human beings.

Education is at the heart of our academy programs, both on the field and off it and we constantly monitor and prioritize the welfare and well-being of all the individuals in our system.

We’ve developed a culture and ethos which is directly in line with our first-team philosophy, both in terms of behaviors and style of play, placing an emphasis on building a familial sense of belonging for every player, coach and staff member in our organization.


  • Create a family atmosphere amongst our Academy players and staff
  • Play beautiful football and provide clarity in our style and philosophy
  • Inspire players to take responsibility for their own development
  • Maximize each player’s potential both as a soccer player and a person.
  • Prioritize the welfare and wellbeing of our Academy players and reinforce the importance of education
  • Ensure players are developed to be assets to their community, no matter their respective prospects as a professional athlete
  • Provide a clear development pathway for talent in New York City region
  • Provide the best development experience of any club in the US.
  • Develop a culture and ethos in line with New York City FC identity

New York City FC Academy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is NYCFC Academy?
The New York City Football Club Academy is where the best local, tri-state area talent come to train and play with the ultimate goal of signing a professional contract with NYCFC.
How is NYCFC Academy different than other clubs in the area?
Unlike other clubs in the New York City metro area, we are a professional soccer club that competes at the highest level in the USA and as such can offer the following: A chance to earn a professional contract with NYCFC. Coaching, guidance, evaluation and direct contact with NYCFC 1st team staff and coaches. Invitations to top level international tournaments with some of the world’s best clubs. Importantly, we are a free-to-play program for all Academy levels.
What teams does NYCFC Academy have?
NYCFC has 6 teams: U-12 (2006), U-13 (2005), U-14 (2004), U-15 (2003), U-17 (2001-2002), and U-19 (1999-2000)
Is NYCFC Academy free?
The Academy is free for all selected players and has many additional benefits. Such benefits include a comprehensive, experienced and qualified staff, equipment package for all full-time players (including full uniform and the latest adidas footwear).
Where will NYCFC Academy train?
NYCFC has been built around being the only soccer team in New York City. For the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season, the Academy will train at St. John’s University (Belson Stadium) and Orangeburg, NY.
What competition do NYCFC Academy teams play?
All Academy teams participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League. The season runs from September – June and includes local matches, domestic tournaments and select international trips.
Does participating in NYCFC Academy mean I lose NCAA eligibility?
No, players in NYCFC Academy will still be able to continue to pursue their college interests.
How are players selected to NYCFC Academy?
There are multiple ways players can be selected for NYCFC Academy:
– Recommendation from NYCFC Youth Programming: Talent Centers, Camps, Clinics
– Recommendation from NYCFC Youth Affiliates
– Scouting through other soccer related means

NYCFC Talent Centers

NYCFC Talent Centers offers top-level, supplemental training designed for committed players looking to develop their game with NYCFC. Each session is led by a select group of NYCFC Youth Programs Coaches and players will be exposed to training methodology and curriculum designed with NYCFC Academy to best promote player development. Stand out players in the program will have the opportunity to be invited to NYCFC Academy and City Select training. At the conclusion of the Spring program, all players will have the opportunity to represent their Talent Center location in the seasonal Talent Center Cup.

Players that have successfully graduated from NYCFC Talent Centers into the NYCFC Academy:

Talent Center GraduatesTalent Center Location
N. CharalambousNassau
A. WolanskiDanbury, CT
W. KangNassau
J. DeOliveriaDanbury, CT
S. McCannWestchester
J. Santog-DenoonNassau
M. CorrizoWestchester
L. SyahWestchester
M. SudolWestchester

New in 2020: NYCFC Super-Y Team (U11 Boys) – Super Y offers a summer platform for elite youth soccer players to showcase their talents in a professional environment The NYCFC Super Y Team is a supplemental team that will compete against local competition throughout the summer months. This program is designed for players to play competitive soccer under the direction of NYCFC outside of their regular soccer teams. Stand out players form our Youth Programs will be invited to participant.

New in 2020: NYCFC Westchester Development Center (U7/U8) – NYCFC Development Programs are designed to offer players (U7-U8) an opportunity to begin their journey within the NYCFC Player Pathway. Each session is designed to promote individual technical growth with a focus on the fundamentals of the game. All players will participate in small sided games to help create intelligent, decisive, and confident players. Sessions are run by a select group of NYCFC Youth Programs coaches who will help lead & navigate players through their first steps of the NYCFC Player Pathway.

Talent Center Cup (U9-U14) – Each Talent Center player will have the opportunity to compete in the NYCFC Talent Center Cup. This day of competition will have each NYCFC Talent Center location compete against one another to determine which location will come out as the Season Champion. The Talent Center Cup will be played at the end of each Spring season. (Fall and Spring players will be invited).

Additional Opportunities – Select players will be invited to participate in friendly and tournament matches throughout the year.

2020 NYCFC Talent Center Schedule can be found by clicking here.

NYCFC Soccer Camps

New York City FC soccer camp scheduling information can be found by clicking here.

NYCFC Clinics

New York City FC Clinics are operated seasonally throughout the region and offer supplementary training opportunities to players of all ages and abilities. Clinics are open registration based and are geared towards individual, team, and position specific development.

For a detailed schedule and registration, please click here.

NYCFC Winter Training Programs

NYCFC Winter Training Programs offer players the opportunity to continue their development throughout the winter season!

Sessions will maximize each player’s time and contact with the ball, developing confident and creative players. The 4-week program is designed to provide players with the individual technical abilities to prepare throughout the “off-season”. Players will be grouped in each session based upon ability to create a competitive environment at every level.

For programs listed as SOLD OUT, please contact [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist.

For a complete schedule of winter training programs, please click here.

NYCFC Virtual Camps

Join NYCFC Youth Programs & Manchester City Youth coaches for the NYCFC Virtual Winter Camp in Partnership with Manchester City! This 4-day camp will focus on Ball Manipulation & Ball Mastery activities for players to improve their abilities on the ball. Players will receive 90 minutes of LIVE instruction with NYCFC Youth Programs & Manchester City Youth Coaches. Each player will gain access to our exclusive online platform where they can continue to engage in NYCFC & MCFC content and quizzes!

Each activity is designed to be completed in small spaces of no more than 5 x 5 yards so players can participate in any environment!

For a complete schedule on NYCFC virtual camps, please click here.

NYCFC Talent Center & Academy Talent ID

Periodically throughout the year New York City Football Club hosts open registration NYCFC Talent Center & Academy Talent ID Assessments. Register your interest here and receive information on upcoming Talent Center & Talent ID Assessments as they are scheduled

These sessions will be open to all players who are interested in being evaluated for future NYCFC Academy and club affiliate teams. Additional information, including age groups, times, and links to register will be made available as sessions are added and can be found by clicking here.

New York City FC Youth Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the office phone number and email address?
(212) 738-5837
[email protected]
What is your refund policy?
Please call the Youth Programs office for more details.
Does NYCFC offer scholarships?
Yes, they have limited scholarships available to participants that are in need financially. Please email [email protected] office for more details.
What are the ages of program participants?
Participants will range from U7 – U15.
Is there transportation available for any camps?
Transportation options are available at NYC Winter & Summer camps. (Drop off/Pick up available from East and West Side of NYC. Please call office for further information)
Can I be scouted to the Academy by attending NYCFC Youth Programs?
Yes, attending NYCFC programs is a great way to be scouted for our Academy teams.
Does the NYCFC Academy have Open ID Evaluations?
Yes, the Academy has Open ID Evaluations throughout the year. These will be advertised on our social media platforms with registration listed on

A complete list of NYCFC Youth Program FAQs can be found by clicking here.

NYCFC Youth Affiliates

The New York City FC Youth Affiliate Program is designed to provide soccer technical support and assistance to a select group of clubs from the New York Metropolitan Area. The program utilizes the technical expertise of New York City FC’s sporting department to give Youth Affiliate Clubs an enhanced ability to develop their youth talent by supporting their coaching methodology and club structure.

The affiliation with New York City FC offers a clear pathway for the local youth soccer community to reach the highest level of competition, providing each access to the invaluable resources and expertise of Major League Soccer’s 20th team.

Downtown United SC
Founded: 1982
Location: Manhattan
Ages: Boys & Girls Ages: 4-23
Coaches: 75
Participants: 1,150
Manhattan Soccer Club
Founded: 1994
Location: Manhattan
Ages: Boys & Girls Ages: 3-23
Coaches: 25
Participants: 1,500
Metropolitan Oval
Founded: 1925
Location: Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island
Ages: Boys Ages: 4-18
Coaches: 18
Participants: 400
TSF Academy
Founded: 2005
Location: New Jersey
Ages: Boys & Girls Ages: 3-23
Coaches: 25
Participants: 1,500
World Class FC
Founded: 2009
Location: Rockland County
Ages: Boys & Girls Ages: 8-18
Coaches: 30
Participants: 800
Founded: 2001
Location: Long Island
Ages: Boys & Girls Ages: 2-20
Coaches: 60
Participants: 2,000

NYCFC Hosting Program

NYCFC is in need of a small number of high-quality, welcoming families that have a comfortable home to provide accommodation for an Academy player. Players require a private bedroom, transportation and daily nutritious meals.

If you think hosting an Academy player is right for your family, complete an application by clicking here.

New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer club based in New York City that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the highest level of American soccer, as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference.

New York City played its first game in 2015, as the twentieth overall expansion team of the league; it is the first franchise to be based in the city, and the second in the New York metropolitan area, after the New York Red Bulls, with whom they contest the Hudson River Derby. Since 2015, the club have played at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.

Jason Kreis was appointed as the club’s first coach, remaining for a single year prior to being replaced by Patrick Vieira. Vieira guided New York City to their first MLS Cup playoff appearance the following season, as well as a runner-up berth in the Supporters’ Shield in 2017. Vieira’s teams also set Major League Soccer records for the largest improvement in wins for a consecutive season.

Based on attendance from the 2019 regular season, New York City’s attendance was ninth-largest in the league. In 2019, Forbes estimated the franchise was the seventh most valuable in MLS, worth over $385 million.

New York City FC Recruitment Trials

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New York City FC History


It was in the early months of 2006 that Major League Soccer expressed an interest in establishing a second New York City-based franchise. As a condition of MetroStars’ sale to Red Bull GmbH and the birth of the New York Red Bulls, the club’s exclusive territorial rights had expired. Talks with a number of entities, including the family of New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon, had taken place by 2007. Following their losses in the Madoff investment scandal, the Wilpon family’s interest in Major League Soccer (MLS) was said to have waned, but the league continued to hunt for investors.

It was announced by MLS commissioner Don Garber in 2010 that a second New York City-based team will be the league’s 20th addition. As of then, the league’s goal was to get the new franchise up and running by 2013. New York Cosmos owners also met with Garber, but the league’s expansion fee and single-entity structure put them off, so they joined the North American Soccer League instead, which is a lower level. It was stated in December 2008 that Garber was partnering with FC Barcelona to buy a Miami expansion team.

Garber has previously shown an interest in purchasing investment from one of Europe’s most prominent soccer clubs. If accepted, the team was scheduled to begin play in 2010; however, the bid was ultimately rejected. Earlier in the interview, Garber mentioned Barcelona’s interest in a New York franchise. The appointment of Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano in 2012 prompted Garber to contact him regarding a New York City squad. Soriano had been Barcelona’s vice president at the time of the Miami bid.

New York City Football Club’s trademarked name, “New York City Football Club,” was reported to have been trademarked by anonymous sources in December 2012, but the club swiftly refuted the allegation. Garber, on the other hand, said in March 2013 that the next expansion team was almost ready to be revealed. New York Yankees baseball franchise and Manchester City paid the $100 million expansion fee to enter the Premier League together. First registered as an LLC on May 7, 2013, the New York City Football Club, LLC was formally recognized as a Major League Soccer franchise on May 21, 2013.

Former United States and Manchester City midfielder Claudio Reyna was named director of football operations on May 22, 2013, and will oversee the club’s coaching staff and player recruitment efforts ahead of its debut season in 2015, which begins in September. Reyna, a native of New Jersey, was also a member of the Red Bulls of nearby New York City. While he admitted that he had began the search for a new head coach, he wouldn’t reveal his choice until next year.

On October 3, 2013, the team signed an English-language radio contract with WFAN. On September 6, 2013, the club signed Tim Pernetti, the former athletic director of Rutgers University, as its Chief Business Officer as part of a five-year agreement with the university. Mid-November brought a slew of new appointments, including three Vice President positions for seasoned administrators.

First head coach Jason Kreis was announced on December 11, 2013, after he had finished his contract with Real Salt Lake and decided not to renew it. An MLS Cup victory with Utah last week was cut short by Sporting Kansas City after extra time. He was traded four days later. According to the release, he will begin his contract on January 1st by traveling to Manchester, England to become acquainted with the franchise owners’ set-up. At a news conference on January 10, 2014, Kreis announced that his former assistant Miles Joseph has joined him at the club.

It was on June 2, 2014, that the club revealed that David Villa had become the club’s first ever player by signing a contract. Villa was loaned to Melbourne City, a club owned by City Football Group, while the team awaited its MLS debut in 2015. However, he was recalled after just four games. Frank Lampard, a former England international and Chelsea’s all-time leading goal scorer, will join New York City FC as their second Designated Player on July 24, 2014. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to contribute to the creation of history in New York City,” Lampard said, via Reyna. Andrea Pirlo, a former Italian international who currently plays for Juventus, was signed as the club’s third Designated Player on July 6, 2015.

With their second overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, New York City selected Oregon State attacker Khiry Shelton.

2015–present: Inaugural season and progress

St Mirren’s first-ever exhibition match, which Villa scored the club’s first ever goal in a regulated competition, was a resounding success, while they finished second out of four teams in the Carolina Challenge Cup after a sluggish start eliminated them from contention. After a 1–1 draw in front of a sold-out Citrus Bowl stadium against fellow expansion team Orlando City on March 8, they played their first ever league game on March 9. A week later, in front of 43,507 fans at their first home game, the team beat the New England Revolution thanks to goals from David Villa and Patrick Mullins. An eleven-game losing drought ended on June 16 with a 2–1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

A penalty shootout saw New York City lose to the New York Cosmos on penalties in the fourth round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Eastern Conference 8th place, 17th overall for the team On November 2, Kreis was relieved of his duties as head coach following the conclusion of the season. Due in large part to the team’s second-lowest league ranking and its inability to make the playoffs, he was let go. Patrick Vieira was named as the team’s new head coach a week after the announcement.

In 2016, the team had a tremendous year under Vieira’s leadership. Jack Harrison, the first overall choice in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, began pre-season trading for the club. In his first season with the Club, Harrison made an early impact and formed a powerful partnership with Villa. Villa, meanwhile, rediscovered his scoring touch and went on to win the league’s MVP award with a season-high 23 goals. After making the playoffs for the first time in the team’s existence, the Knicks fell to Toronto in the Eastern Conference semi-finals in a two-game sweep. Lampard was released by the club at the end of the season because of his injury history while at the club.

In 2017, the team replaced Lampard with Argentine midfielder Maximiliano Moralez as their new, third Designated Player, and experienced a similar season. With a record of 16–9–9 and a record-high 57 points, the club finished the regular season as runners-up for the 2017 Supporters’ Shield. To make matters worse, the team was knocked from the playoffs in the conference semifinals by the fifth-seeded Columbus Crew, losing 4–3 on aggregate.

The following off-season, the New York City FC squad underwent an aggressive overhaul, with 10 senior players, including presumed starters Mikey Lopez, R. J. Allen, Frédéric Brillant, and Ethan White, leaving the team. To add insult to injury, the club’s designated player Andrea Pirlo announced his retirement before the team’s final playoff game, which it lost to the Columbus Crew. On New Year’s Eve, he was replaced as New York City’s third Designated Player by Paraguayan international Jesus Medina. Jonathan Lewis, the third-overall choice in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, and the first-ever Homegrown Player, James Sands, were promoted to the team’s roster in an effort to replace other departed players. Sands was born and raised in Rye, New York, a suburb of New York City. Rónald Matarrita, the club’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, signed a contract extension shortly afterward, ensuring his future with the club beyond the 2018 campaign.

On December 13, the team signed its first player, Allsvenskan champions Malmö defender Anton Tinnerholm. A right-back by trade, Tinnerholm represents Sweden at international level. On December 14, the team traded Khiry Shelton, the former second-round pick who was widely regarded as a flop, to Sporting Kansas City for another right-back in the form of Saad Abdul-Salaam. Jo Inge Berget joined the team, as did center back Cédric Hountondji and speedster Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, to fill out the foreign lineup. As a result of a deal with Columbus, the Jets now have backup goalie Brad Stuver. Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart loaned Ghanaian international Ebenezer Ofori, while the team selected goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, as they begin their season in search of an MLS Cup finals. A defender from associate club San Antonio, Sebastien Ibeagha impressed the team during a trial and was signed by the team later in the season.

Vieira, on the other hand, would leave the team midway through the season to return to France and take over at Ligue 1 club Nice. A free-flowing, offensive, press-based approach was adopted by the team during his time in charge, and he and his staff received several accolades from experts, players and fellow coaches. Christian Lattanzio, Kristian Wilson, and Matt Cook, his assistant coaches, all left with him. Domènec Torrent, Pep Guardiola’s long-term assistant coach, soon succeeded Vieira as manager. On June 24, Torrent had a successful debut, leading Toronto to a 2–1 victory at home. Eloi, a free agent from Girona, was Torrent’s first signing of the season, arriving on July 25 from the Catalan side. Two days later, the team signed a loan agreement with promising youngster Valentn Castellanos. A goal would be tallied by Castellanos on his debut, which occurred on August 4. Despite this, Torrent’s early success faded, and he finished the season with only six more victories, including only one in the final two months of the season. They would eventually finish as the third seed in Eastern Conference, but they were beaten once again in second round of 2018 playoffs. All-Star honors were bestowed on Moralez because of his outstanding accomplishments on the field.

A number of players’ contracts expired in the off-season, including a cult-hero and a recent addition, as well as first-team regulars Maxime Chanot, Maxime Chanot, and Rodney Wallace. Furthermore, Berget’s contract with the team was canceled after just one season. For his four seasons with the New York Red Bulls, Villa was selected to the MLS All-Star team four times, twice as a starter, and once as a scorer. He left the club to join J-League side Vissel Kobe. Castellanos’ loan agreement included a purchase option, and the team decided to activate it in order to make the transfer permanent. While Ofori’s loan was extended for another season, Chanot signed a multi-year contract extension on December 8.

Just over a week later, Orlando City traded a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft to New York City in exchange for Tony Rocha. In January, the club brought in U.S. international Keaton Parks from Portuguese side Benfica and Belgian Pro League side Lokeren’s Juan Pablo Torres on loan. When all was said and done, Justin Haak had been promoted to the senior team as the club’s second Homegrown Player. Luis Barraza, the club’s 12th overall selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, was drafted ahead of Hountondji. As the team’s third Designated Player, New York City signed Romanian international Alexandru Mitriță on February 4 for a rumored club record transfer fee of US$9.1 million, making him also one of the most expensive transactions in Major League Soccer’s history. On March 21, the club signed Héber, a Brazilian forward, and in June, Gary Mackay-Steven, a Scottish forward, both on free transfers from Aberdeen.

Minnesota United defender Eric Miller was brought in for $50,000 in general allocation money by the team on July 29. Relegation to Toronto FC was inevitable despite a first-place finish in Eastern Conference regular season rankings for the first time in franchise history. By then the team’s head coach, Torrent, had “mutually parted ways” with them. For Chanot, the title was Defensive Player of the Year, while for Héber it was Newcomer of the Year. The club made the announcement on November 12th. Moralez was selected for the 2019 MLS Best XI after a second straight season of outstanding play in New York.

Veteran defender Ben Sweat left for Inter Miami after they selected him first overall in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft, while Sporting Director Claudio Reyna also left the club to join expansion side Austin in the beginning of the offseason. Technical Director David Lee, who had worked with Reyna, was promoted to Sporting Director. And Joe Scally will join Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach on January 1, 2021 as a Homegrown Player. There was no official word on the transfer cost, but various reports claimed it may be in the seven-figure range, making it one of the most expensive in MLS history. Gedion Zelalem’s free transfer to the club was accomplished soon after Parks’ loan was declared permanent. Icelandic midfielder Gumundur órarinsson was signed by New York City from Swedish club Norrköping on January 28, 2020, and the team announced the appointment of Ronny Deila as the new head coach; Deila signed a three-year contract with the organization.

New York City FC made its CONCACAF Champions League debut in 2020, defeating San Carlos 6–3 over two legs to reach the quarterfinals. In the 2020 MLS season, the team was beaten 1–0 by Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. On March 2, 2020, New York City confirmed the signing of Nicolás Acevedo from Liverpool Montevideo, a Uruguayan midfielder.

FOXBOROUGH, MA – SEPTEMBER 19: New York City FC midfielder Nicolas Acevedo (26) looks for help during a match between the New England Revolution and New York City FC on September 19, 2020, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Colors and Badge

There were no colors or a badge unveiled for New York City FC at their launch ceremony, instead relying on a blue circle with “New York City FC” printed in it, as the team had been launched in 2013, nearly two years before it was slated to play its first competitive game. However, despite club chairman Ferran Soriano’s stated desire to create a club with its own distinct identity, the online presence that was maintained across its website and social networking sites maintained a consistent approach of using the sky blue of the Manchester club and the navy blue of the MLB team, along with the white employed by both owner-clubs, on a consistent basis across all platforms.

According to most media coverage, the color scheme of New York City was expected to be a direct copy of Manchester City, with Director of Football Operations Claudio Reyna saying at the press conference that “I am excited to once again wear City’s ‘Sky Blue’ as part of City’s expansion of the brand.” While speculation and amateur designs had been circulating for about nine months, on February 4, 2014 it was revealed that a public poll to select an official club emblem will be held to select two crests of various types, which the club planned to release.

A “Badge of Badges” campaign was also launched by New York City’s official website, which invited everyone to design their own badges on a hosted badge-designer page, with each entry eventually being incorporated into the mosaic of the badge when a final design was selected, the mosaic to be available both online and in physical form at the club’s training ground once it was completed.

The publishing date for the two suggested designs was originally slated for March 3, but the Yankees vetoed one of the prospective crests for violating their trademark, delaying the vote. On March 10, Rafael Esquer, the designer of the Made in New York logo, unveiled the two new badges. It was also revealed at same time that the club’s official colors would be navy blue, sky blue, and orange.

A nod to the city’s Dutch roots, the orange was chosen because it’s the same color as the city’s flag. The winner was announced on March 20 after a three-day voting period. On November 13, 2014, New York City unveiled its first jersey at an event in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, attended by thousands of supporters and the media. The five boroughs of New York City were represented by the five luminous black stripes on the away jersey, which was unveiled on November 24.

The new away uniform is a navy blue shirt, shorts, and socks, all with orange trim, for the club’s second season. Lighter-blue concentric rings spreading out from the emblem, which “highlight the spirit of New York City,” filled the shirt. The white socks were replaced with sky blue ones for the home uniform.

The club’s new home kit, which features a sky blue jersey with navy shorts, was introduced on January 7th, 2017. The front of the shirt features a miniature New York City flag.

As of the 7th of February, 2018, the team introduced its third away kit. In homage to New York City’s “concrete jungle,” the kit is mostly gray with sky blue accents.

New York City FC Stadium

First season home games will be held in Yankee Stadium, while plans for a new stadium are now being discussed.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens was proposed as a location for a soccer stadium by MLS before the team was even formed. However, once the new team was announced, the site lost appeal due to reluctance to building a stadium on park land as well as protests from the New York Mets, who play in the surrounding area. Alternatively, the team came up with a plan to build a stadium in the Bronx next to Yankee Stadium, with completion scheduled for no later than 2018. Lawyer Martin Edelman, a Manchester City board member from New York, said in 2015 that the city had given up on plans for the Bronx site. Members of the club’s architectural staff attended a site inspection of Belmont Park on Long Island, New York, sponsored by the Empire State Development Corporation for companies interested in developing land close to the racetrack on August 17, 2017.

Patricof revealed in September 2017 that “several sites are under active consideration — some involve public processes and some are private,” according to a statement from the franchise’s president. Earlier this year, it was rumored that the club would submit a proposal to build a soccer-specific stadium on the Belmont Park site of 43 acres (17 ha). It was announced on December 19, 2017, that the New York Islanders’ new 18,000-seat arena would be built at Belmont Park, ending the club’s search for a soccer-specific stadium at the location.

Due to a scheduling conflict with a rescheduled Yankees game, New York City hosted a home match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, on September 23, 2017. With another Yankees American League Championship Series match scheduled at Yankee Stadium, New York City had to play its final regular-season home game on October 22, 2017, against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Rafael Violy’s new stadium, with a capacity of 26,000 seats, would serve as the centerpiece of the Harlem River Yards development, which would be located north of the Willis Avenue Bridge in the south Bronx. According to Jon Patricof, the club’s president, the club is prioritizing other locations over Harlem Yards. Harlem River Yards site developer Patricof said, “We submitted something to New York as part of a solicitation for expressions of interest…. “But that’s all there’s going to be for now. That website is no longer operational.”

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Third Rail, a supporter organization formed after New York City’s formal announcement in May 2013, when fans met on social media, as well as during viewing parties for the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches. Before the team’s first season, it had 1,600 members. Despite the fact that the group is not affiliated with the Yankees, it has been granted exclusive access to a part of Yankee Stadium. When Chance Michaels was in charge, he stated that they wanted to “power NYCFC like the third rail powered the New York City Subway system,” and that the name mirrored that aim.

New York City FC fans of The Third Rail make themselves heard during the Soccer, 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round, New York City FC vs NY Cosmos on June 17, 2015 at James M Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, NY, USA . The NY Cosmos won the match after a being tied at 2-2 during regulation play and then winning on penalty kicks with a score of 4-3. Photo �� Ira L. Black (Photo by Ira Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

There were over 14,000 season ticket holders before the team began play in March 2015, and over 16,000 season tickets had been sold by April of that year. 20,000 season tickets were sold for the debut season, the club revealed in October of that year.

It was on April 29, 2017, that NYCSC (New York City Supporters Club) was officially recognized as the team’s second official supporters group. On February 13, 2020, the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and the New York City Soccer Club (NYCSC) will officially separate ways.


New York City and the New York Red Bulls met for the first time in MLS league action in May 2015, when the two teams met for the first time. The first encounters between the two clubs showed an increasing amount of hatred between the two sides, despite the fact that they were first viewed as a contrived rivalry. On May 10, 2015, the New York Red Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy in a league game at Red Bull Arena, the first time the two teams met. There were a number of fights between fans of the opposing teams before and after the games. Supporters have dubbed the race the Hudson River Derby.

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New York City (NYC), or simply New York, is the United States’ most populous city. New York Metropolis is the most densely populated large city in the United States, with an anticipated 2019 population of 8,336,817 spread over approximately 302.6 square miles (784 km2). It is the hub of New York City, the world’s most populous metropolitan area, which is situated near the southern tip of the state of New York. It is one of the world’s most populous megacities, with a metro area population of almost 20 million and a combined population of about 23 million. Cultural, financial and media capital of the globe, New York City has influenced trade, entertainment, research, technology and education as well as politics; tourism; art; fashion; and sports. New York City is a major hub for international diplomacy because it is home to the United Nations.

One of the world’s largest natural harbors is located in New York City, which is made up of five boroughs. Since then, New York City has grown to include all five of its five boroughs, which are: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. In terms of legal immigration to the United States, the city and the surrounding metropolitan area are the most important entry points. New York is the most culturally diverse city in the world, with 800 different languages being spoken there. As of 2016, New York City had the biggest foreign-born population of any city in the world, with more than 3.2 million residents born outside of the United States. Gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $2.0 trillion is projected for the New York metropolitan area in 2019. The New York metro area’s economy, if it were a sovereign state, would rank seventh worldwide. There are more billionaires in New York than any other city.


As recently as 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City area was situated on a massive ice sheet more than 2,000 feet (610 meters) deep near the edge of the Wisconsin glacial. Long Island and Staten Island were separated due to the ice’s eroding forward progress and subsequent retreat. As a result, most of Manhattan’s skyscrapers were built on a stable foundation thanks to this activity.

New York City is located in southeastern New York State, about halfway between Washington, D.C., and Boston, in the northeastern United States. Historically, the city’s growth as a commercial port is due in large part to its location near Hudson River’s mouth, where a protected harbor empties into the Atlantic. Long Island, Manhattan, and Staten Island make up the majority of New York City.

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To put it another way, New York Metropolis’s humid subtropical climate (Cfa) makes it the northernmost large city on the North American continent to fall under the Köppen climatic classification. Northwest suburban communities are in a climate zone between humid subtropical and continental conditions (Dfa). The city has an oceanic climate, according to the Trewartha classification (Do). The city sees an average of 234 days of sunshine each year. The USDA 7b plant hardiness zone covers the city.

Aerial view of Liberty island in front of Manhattan. New York. USA

As a result of prevailing wind patterns that blow sea breezes offshore and the Appalachian Mountains’ partial sheltering of the city from colder air, the city remains milder in the winter than other North American cities at similar or lower latitudes such as Pittsburgh. The coldest month of the year is January, with an average daily high of 32.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.3 degrees Celsius). Even in the coldest month of the year, lows of 10 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) are not uncommon, but highs of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) are. There is a wide range of temperatures and humidity in spring and fall, but they are usually mild and dry. In July, the daily average temperature is 76.5 °F (24.7 °C), which is hot and humid. Due to the urban heat island effect, nighttime temperatures are generally higher than they would be otherwise.

On average, 17 days in the summer have daytime temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) and in some years they can reach 100 °F (38 °C), however this is a rare occurrence, having only occurred on July 23, 2011. Last time it happened was on February 14, 2016, when the temperature dropped below 0 °F (18 °C). From a low of -26 degrees Fahrenheit on February 9th, 1934, to a high of 106 degrees Fahrenheit (-41 degrees Celsius) on July 9th, 1936, the coldest recorded wind chill was -37 degrees F (-38 degrees Celsius) on the same day as the all-time low. The coldest day maximum temperature was 2 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) on December 30, 1917, while the warmest daily minimum temperature was 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius), last recorded on July 22, 2011. In February, the adjacent Atlantic Ocean’s average temperature is 39.7 degrees Fahrenheit (4.3 degrees Celsius), whereas in August, it is 74.1 degrees Fahrenheit (23.4 degrees Celsius).

The annual precipitation total for the city is 49.9 inches (1,270 mm), which falls over the course of the year rather evenly. Between 1981 and 2010, the average amount of snow that fell throughout the winter months was 25.8 inches (66 cm), which varies greatly from year to year. It is extremely rare for a tropical cyclone or hurricane to make landfall in the New York metropolitan region. Flooding and power outages ravaged Lower Manhattan and other portions of New York City on the evening of October 29, 2012, when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the city with a devastating storm surge. After the storm’s devastating effects, there has been discussion of building seawalls and other coastal barriers to protect the city’s and metropolitan area’s shorelines from future destruction.

As of January 1857, the coldest month on record had a mean temperature of 6.9°F (19.6°F), while the warmest months on record had mean temperatures of 81.4°F (27.4°C) (July 1825 and July 1999). 2012. This year was the hottest on record, with a mean temperature of 57.4 degrees Fahrenheit (14.1 degrees Celsius). The coldest year was 1836, when the average temperature was 47.3 degrees Fahrenheit (8.5 degrees Celsius). There was only 0.02 inches (0.51 mm) of rain in June 1949, making it the driest month ever recorded. August 2011, with 18.95 inches (481 mm) of rain, was the wettest month on record. 1965 was the driest year on record, with a total rainfall of 26.09 inches (663 mm). 1980.56 inches (2,046 mm) of rain fell during the year, making it the wettest on record. A record-breaking 36.9 inches (94 cm) of snow was recorded in February 2010 as the wettest month. 1995–1996 was the snowiest season (July–Jun) ever recorded, with a total snowfall of 75.6 inches (192 cm). Only 2.3 inches (5.8 cm) of snow fell in 1972–1973, the least snowy year. In both 1979 and 1925, the earliest seasonal traces of snowfall occurred on October 10. On May 9, 2020 and 1977, the last seasonal trace of snowfall occurred.

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