May 29, 2020, 06:24:29 AM

Author Topic: NYC FC Thread.  (Read 5219 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
NYC FC Thread.
« on: May 21, 2013, 09:43:38 AM »
Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team

Yanks, Manchester City awarded MLS expansion team (MLB.com)

In partnership of sports' biggest names, New York City Football Club to play in 2015




Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that a partnership of global sports powers, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees, has acquired the League's 20th expansion club. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and expects to begin play in 2015.

"We proudly welcome two of the most prestigious professional global sports organizations to Major League Soccer," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. "This is a transformational development that will elevate the league to new heights in this country. The New York area is home to more than 19 million people, and we look forward to an intense crosstown rivalry between New York City Football Club and the New York Red Bulls that will captivate this great city."

"New York is a legendary sports town, as well as a thriving global city with a rapidly expanding soccer fan-base," said Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City Football Club, who will oversee the process of filling top New York City FC leadership positions in the weeks to come. "We are thrilled to contribute to the energy and growth of New York City Soccer. In the Yankees, we have found the absolute best partner for developing a world-class sports organization and a winning team that will carry the New York City Football Club name with pride."

Manchester City will be the majority owner of the new Club. As an investor, the Yankees will be an active member of the ownership group. The New York Yankees and Manchester City Football Club have an existing commercial relationship through Legends Hospitality, LLC, an international entertainment, hospitality and marketing organization. Yankee Stadium is pleased to be hosting Manchester City on Saturday, May 25 for a "friendly" match against Chelsea FC, giving New York area fans a rare opportunity to see two outstanding English Premier League clubs up close.

"We are pleased to be associated with this major move by MLS to increase its presence in the New York market and to enhance the opportunity for New York soccer fans to enjoy high-level play in their own city. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Manchester City to create something very special for the soccer fans of New York -- and to bringing another terrific team to this city for all sports fans to enjoy," said Hal Steinbrenner, managing general partner of the New York Yankees. "Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees, will be the point person in leading the effort to launch and establish the team on behalf of the organization," Mr. Steinbrenner added.

With millions of residents watching soccer every week and nearly two million people actively playing the game, the New York/New Jersey area is one of North America's most vibrant and proud soccer communities. The region has filled stadiums for countless marquee soccer events including the 1994 FIFA Men's World Cup, the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, three MLS All-Star Games and numerous international exhibition matches. NYCFC becomes the first MLS club whose home will be located within the five boroughs, joining the Red Bulls as the second MLS club in the metropolitan area.

"Soccer is one of the world's most exciting and popular sports, and it should be played on the world's biggest stage -- in New York City," said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "New Yorkers are the greatest sports fans in the world, and they will welcome a Major League Soccer franchise with the full-throated and loyal support they are famous for. Manchester City has a great reputation for both winning teams and serious community investment, and that will help them fit in well with the excellent leadership of New York City's other professional sports teams. Increasingly, sports events and activities -- from the NHL playoffs to the MLB All-Star game to the SuperBowl -- are spurring economic growth, as our investments in new arenas and infrastructure are paying off."

Future: A Home Field for NYC's Newest Team

New York City FC is committed to seeking a new permanent stadium in New York. Until that time, the new team is arranging to play in an interim home beginning in its inaugural MLS season in 2015. Over the past year, MLS began discussions with the City of New York and other stakeholders about the possibility of constructing a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) in Queens. The Club's new management will continue these discussions with local government officials, community residents and businesses, soccer leagues, and MLS. The Club will continue to review other potential sites as well.

"New York City FC will have a permanent home in the City in the great traditions of New York sports and world soccer -- a home that must be a sports, commercial and civic success," Soriano said. "But in considering any stadium site, we will listen first. This is what we have always done in Manchester and what we will do in New York. Only in this way, can the Club truly represent the City whose name it will carry."

"City Soccer in the Community": NYC FC's Commitment to Youth Soccer in NYC

Manchester City is a leader among sports organizations in its charitable efforts, with one-sixth of its staff fully dedicated full-time to community outreach. Building on this tradition of community outreach, New York City FC will expand and enhance the grassroots youth soccer program "City Soccer in the Community," which it has been running in New York since 2010. The program, now headquartered at PS 72 (Lexington Academy) in East Harlem, which boasts New York City's only rooftop soccer field, provides quality soccer instruction and programming to thousands of children in 20 NYC public schools each year. New York City FC looks forward to expanding its community outreach to bring soccer to thousands of more kids throughout the five boroughs.

Manchester City has funded the construction of soccer facilities for youth in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington D.C. For more on City Soccer, click here. In addition, the "City in the Community," foundation focuses on similar initiatives worldwide.

About Manchester City

Since new ownership took over five years ago, Manchester City has gained its place as one of England's most successful football clubs and one of the fastest growing clubs in the world, on and off the field. Last spring, Manchester City won the 2012 Barclay's Premier League Championship. This year it finished second in the League and was the FA Cup runner up. Manchester City FC is wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group.

New York Yankees

Established in 1903, the New York Yankees are Major League Baseball's most storied franchise with 27 World Championships and 40 American League pennants.

About Major League Soccer

Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. Major League Soccer's 18th season features 19 clubs each playing 34 regular-season matches. Those clubs include the Chicago Fire; Chivas USA; Colorado Rapids; Columbus Crew; D.C. United; FC Dallas; Houston Dynamo; 2012 MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy; Montreal Impact; New York Red Bulls; New England Revolution; Philadelphia Union; Portland Timbers; Real Salt Lake; San Jose Earthquakes; Seattle Sounders FC; Sporting Kansas City; Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. New York City FC, was unveiled May 21, 2013. For more information about MLS, log on to the league's official website at www.MLSsoccer.com

« Last Edit: March 17, 2015, 03:12:43 AM by Flex »

Offline FF

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 7474
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 09:46:50 AM »
Now come to post this...

hard luck Cosmos
THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 09:47:48 AM »
Now come to post this...

hard luck Cosmos

...and Red Bulls

Offline D.H.W

  • Forever Man Utd
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17936
  • "Luck Favours The Prepared"
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 09:49:39 AM »
One more club to hate.
"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid."
Youtube Channel


Offline Sam

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 8158
  • Police face and dog heart.
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 09:54:26 AM »
Yes !!!, ah hope it in Flushing.

I heard de people vex, they dont want it in Flushing.

But we go see.

I wonder if I could get ah trial with NYC FC ?

Faster than a speeding pittbull
Stronger than a shot of ba-bash
Capable of storming any fete


Offline Tenorsaw

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 3247
  • YNWA
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 11:27:24 AM »
Now come to post this...

hard luck Cosmos

...and Red Bulls

Cosmos supposedly couldn't agree terms with the MLS.  Looks like they wanted to own the franchise outright and construct a stadium with its own money (they loaded).  Some friction definitely exists between Cosmos and the MLS.  This is a win-win;  Man City brings technical expertise and players, while the Yanks bring their familiarity with NYC and marketing connections to the partnership.  Wish they could construct a stadium close to NYC, instead of going out to Queens (no offense Queens folks).

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 11:36:09 AM »
Cosmos supposedly couldn't agree terms with the MLS.  Looks like they wanted to own the franchise outright and construct a stadium with its own money (they loaded).  Some friction definitely exists between Cosmos and the MLS.  This is a win-win;  Man City brings technical expertise and players, while the Yanks bring their familiarity with NYC and marketing connections to the partnership. Wish they could construct a stadium close to NYC, instead of going out to Queens (no offense Queens folks).

You better hush and hop on de 7...  ;D

Offline Tenorsaw

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 3247
  • YNWA
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 11:41:50 AM »
Cosmos supposedly couldn't agree terms with the MLS.  Looks like they wanted to own the franchise outright and construct a stadium with its own money (they loaded).  Some friction definitely exists between Cosmos and the MLS.  This is a win-win;  Man City brings technical expertise and players, while the Yanks bring their familiarity with NYC and marketing connections to the partnership. Wish they could construct a stadium close to NYC, instead of going out to Queens (no offense Queens folks).

You better hush and hop on de 7...  ;D

lol...A soccer-specific stadium in BK or Manhattan would be unreal...imagine that experience....already dreaming

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 11:51:24 AM »
BK would be nice... but where dey putting dat?  Reclaimed land down by Gateway... or along Sheepshead Bay?  As for Manhattan, not sure if that spot the Jets were looking at on the Upper West Side is still an option.

Offline FF

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 7474
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 12:04:59 PM »
BK would be nice... but where dey putting dat?  Reclaimed land down by Gateway... or along Sheepshead Bay?  As for Manhattan, not sure if that spot the Jets were looking at on the Upper West Side is still an option.

Think they start developing that already... LIC along the water woulda be good to... where they was planning the olympic village for the olympic bid. Access via the 7 and the G...

But they done start to develop there already too.

THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 07:41:01 PM »
BK would be nice... but where dey putting dat?  Reclaimed land down by Gateway... or along Sheepshead Bay?  As for Manhattan, not sure if that spot the Jets were looking at on the Upper West Side is still an option.

Think they start developing that already... LIC along the water woulda be good to... where they was planning the olympic village for the olympic bid. Access via the 7 and the G...

But they done start to develop there already too.



Randall's Island woulda be good too, but Icahn Stadium done there and is one of a handful of world-class track facilities in the US, so yuh know they not touching that.  Manhattan might be too expensive anyways... south Brooklyn or the Navy Yard might be options.  Any plan for south Brooklyn (Gateway, Rockaways, Sheepshead etc.) would have to include upgrades to mass transit.  Anybody who ever ride the trains all the way to Coney Island know that is one long, brutal ride.  Maybe they could run express trains from Atlantic and Flatbush junctions.

Offline Deeks

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17379
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 07:55:57 PM »
BK would be nice... but where dey putting dat?  Reclaimed land down by Gateway... or along Sheepshead Bay?  As for Manhattan, not sure if that spot the Jets were looking at on the Upper West Side is still an option.

Think they start developing that already... LIC along the water woulda be good to... where they was planning the olympic village for the olympic bid. Access via the 7 and the G...

But they done start to develop there already too.



Randall's Island woulda be good too, but Icahn Stadium done there and is one of a handful of world-class track facilities in the US, so yuh know they not touching that.  Manhattan might be too expensive anyways... south Brooklyn or the Navy Yard might be options.  Any plan for south Brooklyn (Gateway, Rockaways, Sheepshead etc.) would have to include upgrades to mass transit.  Anybody who ever ride the trains all the way to Coney Island know that is one long, brutal ride.  Maybe they could run express trains from Atlantic and Flatbush junctions.

Bakes and the NY crew sounding  more like urban planners.

Offline 100% Barataria

  • aka Nachilus
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 4973
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 09:59:41 PM »
 :rotfl:

queens it is!!  close to big dawg, capo and mehself, u too FF
Education is our passport for the future for the future belongs to those who prepare for it today

Offline capodetutticapi

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 10942
  • veni vidi vici
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 10:12:00 PM »
tink ah should import some doubles and coconut vendors for the venue?
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 10:27:59 PM »
Bakes and the NY crew sounding  more like urban planners.

Deeks I could see mihself supporting dis club... been ah while since I had ah MLS club.  Supported DC back in the day but fall out ah luv with dem.

tink ah should import some doubles and coconut vendors for the venue?

You know doubles and corn soup go sell  ;D

Offline JRtheWriter

  • Full Warrior
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 06:43:36 AM »
Really good for the league. Brings a team that the majority can hate but also raises the competition a lot and spending. Builds interest from outsiders who don't really watch the MLS and could be a nice step from the academies that the MLS are trying to start building for the youth.  :beermug:

Offline Socaman

  • Live Yuh Life Like Yuh Playin Mas!!!!
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 943
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 07:26:20 AM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/sports/soccer/soccer-stadium-in-queens-is-no-walk-in-the-park.html?_r=1&


A Stadium in Queens Is No Walk in the Park

By GEORGE VECSEY
Published: May 21, 2013
Inserting a soccer stadium into the green lungs of Queens County is not an incursion of the Yankees into Mets territory, nor is it an invasion of the dangerously furrin sport of soccer into sacred American territory.
For that matter, nobody should be horrified at the investment of overseas money into a New York sports team — in this case, from the royal family of Abu Dhabi. After all, in this global marketplace, Americans already own some of the great soccer teams of England.
However — and this is a gigantic however — the awarding of the vital 20th team of Major League Soccer to New York City touches off a search for a soft spot to land, potentially in the shrinking acres of land available to the working people of Queens.
Attribute this Señor Nimby riff to a Queens native who does not like to see big business interests squeeze La Gente. I was in that neighborhood on Sunday (for cannoli at Mama’s on 104th Street), and even in the chill drizzle there was hardly a parking space on the streets, and people were walking into the park pushing baby carriages, riding bikes or holding hands.
On any given day, Koreans, Colombians, Chinese, Ecuadoreans, you name it, are dribbling soccer balls into the park. And on many days white-clad bowlers and batsmen are playing cricket, as they would in Port of Spain or Karachi or Delhi. Last August, I saw Latin boys and girls practicing folk dancing in a parking lot near the Hall of Science.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park already has been restricted at the north end by the National Tennis Center (named after that public-parks champion, Billie Jean King). Three weeks of the year are devoted to qualifying rounds and the United States Open, but at least the rest of the year the center is available for those who hack at a fuzzy yellow ball.
Up to now, M.L.S. has done just about everything right since its inception in 1996. But putting a stadium, concrete access, traffic jams, plus another set of users into the parkland could be the league’s first major unredeemable act.
There is a list of perhaps 20 potential sites for the New York team within the five boroughs, one in a desolate corner of Belmont racetrack in southwest Queens. But the company that owns the nostalgia-inducing brand name of Cosmos seems to have painted itself into a corner out there, in a lesser league.
Clearly, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is the favorite of the Bloomberg administration, which has not blundered into a bad sporting land decision since, oh, 2005, when the city pushed a big-box stadium for the West Side of Manhattan. Everybody has lived happily ever after since London was awarded the 2012 Olympics.
The looming land grab is one more sign that soccer is here to stay. On Saturday, two of the top teams in England, Manchester City and Chelsea, will play at The House That Ruth (Re)Built. That same day millions of Americans will watch on television as German powerhouses play the final of the Champions League in Wembley Stadium in London. Soon the men’s national team will be going through its quadrennial agony of trying to qualify for the next World Cup (in Brazil in 2014). Sponsors, network officials, pub operators, jersey manufacturers and major newspapers are beefing up their coverage of the sport.
M.L.S. has done a great job helping the sport grow in North America, first under Doug Logan and now under Don Garber. The league has kept costs down and built modest-sized stadiums in the United States and Canada. Garber, a Queens native, has wisely said the league needs a 20th team, a regional rival to the Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, N.J. Now he needs a home for that 20th team.
It would have made sense to downsize dumpy old Shea Stadium, easily reachable by the No. 7 train and the Long Island Rail Road, but since the Madoff scandal the Mets management cannot produce pitchers or hitters, much less ease into a natural soccer partnership that was sitting right there.
“The new soccer team could play in Citi Field — since the Mets don’t,” said Shaun Clancy, the proprietor of the Irish/baseball pub Foley’s in Manhattan, when he heard the latest real-estate news on Tuesday.
On Memorial Day, the Yankees will play an interleague game against the Mets in Flushing; Yankee fans, giddy over their team’s fine start, may outspend and outshout the Mets’ fans, as happened during the 2000 Subway Series. Ultimately, the Mets may be reduced to taking a parking payoff from the new Yankee-Manchester City ownership and watch the glow of a new soccer stadium in the people’s park.
M.L.S. and the city will surely say not a blade of grass will be lost by this proposed stadium. From covering the coal industry, I learned to be suspicious whenever government and business promise to leave land intact.
This Queens boy would hate to see a soccer stadium and all its infrastructure — plus the extra revenue-inducing events squeezed into the stadium — take away any more sweet little corners of that park.

Offline 100% Barataria

  • aka Nachilus
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 4973
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 09:50:43 AM »
tink ah should import some doubles and coconut vendors for the venue?

Sound like a plan, Trincity doubles is de bess in NY, culd organize ah seen
Education is our passport for the future for the future belongs to those who prepare for it today

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 16110
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
Is Major League Soccer selling its soul?
Posted by Jeff Carlisle


No doubt, there was plenty of backslapping taking place at MLS headquarters on Tuesday. After all, it's not often that the league receives the kind of investment that Manchester City and the New York Yankees made, as the two teams became owners of New York City FC, the league's 20th team.

While Commissioner Don Garber refused to state for the record on Tuesday's conference call what the expansion fee would be, it's believed to be in the neighborhood of US$100 million. The Commissioner, quite rightly, called the news, "a transformational moment".

-- Carlisle: Soriano's vision
-- Davis: Garber's legacy rests on NYC
-- Manchester City's New York plan
-- How will NYCFC work?

So will this be remembered as the day that MLS made a quantum leap forward or one where it sold its soul?
From a business perspective, having Manchester City and the Yankees on board will give MLS a massive boost, especially when one considers the marketing muscle of both clubs.

"We think we have a tremendous opportunity with the synergies that are going to come from New York City FC and Manchester City," said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano during an exclusive interview with ESPN.com. "And we have the best partner you could think of, the Yankees."

Yankees President Randy Levine added: "We think this is a win-win combination. They know soccer. We know how to run New York. We both have tremendous commercial reach. Our brands are well known throughout the world."

But what is taking some of the shine off the announcement are some issues surrounding Manchester City's owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mansour is a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal family, and is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. According to Forbes, as of 2009 Sheikh Mansour was estimated to have a net worth of nearly $5 billion. The entire family's holdings are estimated at $150 billion.

It's not Sheikh Mansour's wealth that is problematic, especially now that MLS and NYC FC appear to be backing away from a proposal to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Rather, it's the human rights record in the UAE. The U.S. State Department's 2012 Report on Human Rights Practices detailed how the country makes arbitrary arrests and criminalizes same-sex activity.

It is the UAE's maltreatment of its LGBT community that has left MLS open to charges of hypocrisy. The league has launched a public service campaign titled "Don't Cross the Line" in which fans are encouraged to practice inclusiveness regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The league has been very vocal in trying to lure former Columbus Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers, who announced that he is gay last February and then retired, back into the league. It has also taken the unusual step of suspending players for the on-field use of gay slurs. It's almost as if the league is saying, "Don’t cross the line, unless you have $100 million".

Of course, it would not be the first time that an MLS owner's personal views were at odds with the league's policy of inclusiveness towards the LGBT community. Phil Anschutz, whose company AEG owns the Los Angeles Galaxy and has a majority stake in the Houston Dynamo, has funded anti-gay initiatives.

Sheikh Mansour's case is more complicated, however. Certainly, there is a case to be made of separating the man from the country, or at least the club from the country. Technically, it is Manchester City who are the majority owners, and the deal to bring them aboard is very much the result of the personal relationship between Soriano and Garber, who have been working towards this kind of arrangement ever since Soriano's days with Barcelona.

Manchester City has also engaged in plenty of good works, both back in England and in New York, including the building of a soccer field on a rooftop in Spanish Harlem. That was the message being driven home by Soriano on Tuesday.

"I can only speak with authority about the record of our club, Manchester City, and our owner," said Soriano. "With the ownership's encouragement, our club has continued to be a model for anti-discrimination and fair play across many important issues, in England and everywhere."

But the fact that Sheikh Mansour is the Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, not to mention the severity of the human rights issues in question, makes it more difficult for the league to distance itself between their stated aims of inclusiveness and the views of one of its owners. That didn't stop MLS from trying.

"We are the league for a new America and our stand against any kind of discrimination has really almost been second to none," said Garber. "So clearly, any owner that comes into MLS, whether it's an existing owner or a new owner, is going to be living to those standards. And we're not just comfortable with Manchester City and their ownership.

"When we looked at what they did in Manchester and looked at the support they have, when we look at the stances that they've taken as it relates to any types of discrimination, they've been a leader in the Premier League for some of the anti-racism programs that have been going on there. We were not [only] not concerned about it, but we were proud about them coming into MLS."

While the league's stance against discrimination is commendable, Garber's explanation doesn't go far enough. Would Garber give the same explanation to Robbie Rogers if/when he returns to the league, or the league's LGBT fans?

Obviously, the policies of the UAE weren't enough to prevent a deal from being made. As so often happens in cases like this, business comes first. But the issue could bleed into NYC FC's attempt to build a stadium. Back when Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was the presumed venue for a new stadium, New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), who is gay, indicated he wouldn't be opposed to Sheikh Mansour purchasing land at another site. But he was clear in his dismay at the policies in the UAE.

"It's a monarchy, and [Sheikh Mansour] is the second guy in charge," said Dromm. "This policy of executing or chemically castrating gays, they're responsible for that. There's no way around it. I just don't think the city of New York should be involved in doing business with somebody like that."

New York City Comptroller John Liu has made it his office's policy to do business only with companies supportive of the LGBT community. His office also invests its pension funds only in companies that support LGBT rights, while withdrawing funds from those that don't.

"We are, in general, very concerned with these human rights issues [in the UAE]," he said prior to Tuesday's announcement.

As the process to build a stadium moves forward, it's likely that these issues will still be of concern to New York politicians. The same should be true for MLS.
The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Bakes

  • Promethean...
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21977
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 08:57:01 PM »
New York City FC name Claudio Reyna director of football operations
(MLS Soccer.com)


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/50i6HXMJATw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/50i6HXMJATw</a>

New York City FC have their first employee.

The Major League Soccer expansion club named former US national team star Claudio Reyna as its director of football operations on Wednesday, one day after it was unveiled as the league’s 20th club, set to debut in 2015. The club will be co-owned by English Premier League power Manchester City and the New York Yankees.

Reyna, 39, has strong ties to both MLS and Manchester City, and is one of the most decorated figures in American soccer history. He spent four seasons playing for Manchester City from 2003-07 before returning to MLS, where he joined the New York Red Bulls as the franchise’s first Designated Player. He appeared in 29 matches for the club before injuries forced him to retire midway through the 2008 season.

He also boasts 111 caps with the US national team and was selected for four World Cups. He has served as the youth technical director for U.S. Soccer since 2010.

“Having had the privilege of playing both for my country here in the US and for Manchester City FC in England, I could not have hoped for a more tailored-made opportunity in soccer,” Reyna said in a statement. “I am incredibly excited to again wear City’s ‘Sky Blue’ as part of the expansion of the MLS and the growth of soccer in the United States, and am honored to have been offered this opportunity.

“With a large fan base through the New York area, prime television rights and distribution, sponsorship commitments, and the Yankees as a US partner, the New York City Football Club has everything in place to succeed.”

Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano cited Reyna’s recent work with the USSF as a key component to bring on the New Jersey native, who will be tasked with building the soccer elements of the New York City FC organization, including the recruitment of players, coaches and trainers, and other support staff in preparation for the team’s inaugural MLS season in 2015.

“Finding the right person for this role and getting him in place from the start was a priority,” Soriano said in a statement.  “The football culture of New York City FC will be built from this decision, and we believe Claudio is the man who uniquely understands what New York soccer should mean, and how it can benefit from the relationship with Manchester City FC.”
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 08:58:45 PM by Bakes »

Offline Mango Chow!

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 5720
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 12:35:49 PM »
tink ah should import some doubles and coconut vendors for the venue?

Sound like a plan, Trincity doubles is de bess in NY, culd organize ah seen

   Yuh talkin' bout de one on Linden and Lefferts?


Not because a man ears long and he teet' long dat it make him a Jackass!

Offline 100% Barataria

  • aka Nachilus
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 4973
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2013, 01:19:40 PM »
tink ah should import some doubles and coconut vendors for the venue?

Sound like a plan, Trincity doubles is de bess in NY, culd organize ah seen

   Yuh talkin' bout de one on Linden and Lefferts?

Correk is right
Education is our passport for the future for the future belongs to those who prepare for it today

Offline Mango Chow!

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 5720
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2013, 03:44:29 PM »
tink ah should import some doubles and coconut vendors for the venue?

Sound like a plan, Trincity doubles is de bess in NY, culd organize ah seen

   Yuh talkin' bout de one on Linden and Lefferts?

Correk is right

Listen, dat place even have yankee woman dat never had no prior personal "exposure" to Trini food/culture goin' dey to buy food, yuh feel is joke?!  ;D  I does leave my good warm home in BK to go and buy dem people roti!


Not because a man ears long and he teet' long dat it make him a Jackass!

Offline 100% Barataria

  • aka Nachilus
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 4973
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2013, 11:09:47 AM »
Now actually just come from dey, moms wanted a shrimp roti  ;D  Some months ago a chinese man in the line in front of meh wid he wife.  Dey talkin in their language quick quick and pointing at different tings.  He look round and ask meh, what's that, and keep askin fuh everything he and he wife was pointing to and order one of each.  Afterwards he say, I am new to the neighbourhood but love the food.  two ah dem buy food ah swear fuh about a 2 weeks
Education is our passport for the future for the future belongs to those who prepare for it today

Offline Mango Chow!

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 5720
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2013, 03:12:56 PM »
Now actually just come from dey, moms wanted a shrimp roti  ;D  Some months ago a chinese man in the line in front of meh wid he wife.  Dey talkin in their language quick quick and pointing at different tings.  He look round and ask meh, what's that, and keep askin fuh everything he and he wife was pointing to and order one of each.  Afterwards he say, I am new to the neighbourhood but love the food.  two ah dem buy food ah swear fuh about a 2 weeks

  ...so yuh see what ah say is true?!  :D


Not because a man ears long and he teet' long dat it make him a Jackass!

Offline darrel3000

  • Full Warrior
  • ***
  • Posts: 103
  • Go T&T Go!
    • View Profile
    • Professional Audio Sales & Live Event Production
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2014, 12:03:54 PM »
Yanks, Manchester City awarded MLS expansion team (MLB.com)

In partnership of sports' biggest names, New York City Football Club to play in 2015




Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that a partnership of global sports powers, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees, has acquired the League's 20th expansion club. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and expects to begin play in 2015.


SO for all you NYC fans of fOOTBALL, it's official, you now have a "local" team in New York City to suPport. The New YorK City Football Club is starting their first season in 2015 at Yankee Stadium! they have already signed some players to the club, the biggest one being David Villa! yes that's right formally of Barcelona, David villa will be playing for NYCFC next year. others include Jeb Brovsky, FRANK LAMPARD and Joshua Saunders. SEE ALL HERE http://www.nycfc.com/players



sEASON tickets are already on sale starting at $306 for the bleachers, for 17 home games.
altough official dates are not yet available. http://www.nycfc.com/tickets/pricing

Full disclusure: I already support NYCFC and they will be my MLS Home team moving forward. I will get season tickets and support the team with a similar passion as I do Liverpool. I'm alreadya bleacher creature, so i will be sticking with the bleachers.

Hope to see some of you supporting NYCFC
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 12:07:48 PM by darrel3000 »
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? You must be the change you want to see in the world.
    -Mahatma Gandhi

Offline Tenorsaw

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 3247
  • YNWA
    • View Profile
Re: Manchester City, New York Yankees to own new MLS team
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2014, 03:33:11 PM »
Yanks, Manchester City awarded MLS expansion team (MLB.com)

In partnership of sports' biggest names, New York City Football Club to play in 2015




Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that a partnership of global sports powers, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees, has acquired the League's 20th expansion club. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and expects to begin play in 2015.


SO for all you NYC fans of fOOTBALL, it's official, you now have a "local" team in New York City to suPport. The New YorK City Football Club is starting their first season in 2015 at Yankee Stadium! they have already signed some players to the club, the biggest one being David Villa! yes that's right formally of Barcelona, David villa will be playing for NYCFC next year. others include Jeb Brovsky, FRANK LAMPARD and Joshua Saunders. SEE ALL HERE http://www.nycfc.com/players



sEASON tickets are already on sale starting at $306 for the bleachers, for 17 home games.
altough official dates are not yet available. http://www.nycfc.com/tickets/pricing

Full disclusure: I already support NYCFC and they will be my MLS Home team moving forward. I will get season tickets and support the team with a similar passion as I do Liverpool. I'm alreadya bleacher creature, so i will be sticking with the bleachers.

Hope to see some of you supporting NYCFC

I already said I was on the wagon too.  That is some decent pricing too.

Offline darrel3000

  • Full Warrior
  • ***
  • Posts: 103
  • Go T&T Go!
    • View Profile
    • Professional Audio Sales & Live Event Production
NYCFC --2015 The Inaugural Season at Yankee Stadium
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2015, 12:40:53 PM »
Well, in case you missed it, the NYCFC had their Home opener yesterday and came away with 3 points against NE Revolution (NER)! david Villa scored the first, in the 19tyminute and got the assist on the second with an opportunistic cross to Patrick Mullins (who substituted into the game just 60 seconds earlier) 6 minutes before regulation. NER, defending East coast champions, went down to 10 men when Khirey Shelton was brought down just outside the box.

David Villa was MOM. naturally, but the entire team rose to the Occasion, first ever home game at Yankee Stadium to boot, they all brought their best game. the team may have been bit down on possession but they brought a full-on attacking game to NER, constantly pressing. they were also solid in defense, but do need work harder, and smarter, to cover the lanes. the midfield for NYCFC was non-existent, they need a couple holding midfielders, no one took up that task yesterday, they were also poor on the wings, despite a few good crosses from David Villa and Adam Nemec. designated player, FRANK LAMPARD is not available until the second half of the season, so fans have to wait for his appearance. attendance was listed at 40,000 (for NYCFC a sell-out), and way above the MLS average opf 22,000. can we expect NYCFC to sell-out Yankee Stadium every game like the Yankees baseball team? I think this is a distinct possibility, after experiencing the passion and fervor of the fans at this first game, i'd say as long as the team keep performing like this, they will sell out.

Read full post here
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 01:00:32 PM by FF »
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? You must be the change you want to see in the world.
    -Mahatma Gandhi

Offline Rastaman

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 2236
    • View Profile
Re: NYC FC Thread.
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2015, 07:41:03 AM »
Does anyone have any info about this club regarding youth academies..

My son needs a club.. !!!

Any info please message me.

Offline 2cents

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 553
    • View Profile
    • FPL Vibes
Re: NYC FC Thread.
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2015, 05:36:07 PM »
Does anyone have any info about this club regarding youth academies..

My son needs a club.. !!!

Any info please message me.


Red Bulls win national titles on lots of age group levels...check dem out
It's only kinky the 1st time