Major League Soccer announced in May 2013 that it would have its 20th team—the New York City Football Club (NYCFC)—for the 2015 season. The NYCFC is jointly owned by the New York Yankees (a baseball team) and Manchester City Football Club (a team that plays in the English Premier League).
APNewsBreak: Yanks, Man City to Own NYC MLS Team
By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK May 21, 2013 (AP)
The New York Yankees are going into the soccer business.
The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer’s 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season.
While MLS has been negotiating with New York to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, near the home of the New York Mets, NYC FC will start play at an interim home and will consider other sites for a stadium.
The Telegraph (UK)
Manchester City claim New York City FC MLS franchise
Manchester City have announced a partnership with the New York Yankees to acquire the New York City FC Major League Soccer franchise.
By Mark Ogden, New York
4:00PM BST 21 May 2013
City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan has won the race to win the right to secure ownership of the new franchise - City will be the majority owner of the club - which is expected to start the 2015 MLS campaign.
But the club’s tie-up with the Yankees, one of the most recognisable sporting brands in the world, is likely to give City a foothold in the US sporting market and potentially boost the club’s commercial reach across the Atlantic.
Major League Soccer Announces New York Expansion Team: New York City Football Club
May 21, 2013
NEW YORK – And just like that, “NY2” is a reality.
After three years of discussions and negotiations, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced on Tuesday that English Premier League powerhouse Manchester City FC and Major League Baseball’s legendary New York Yankees have teamed up to acquire MLS’s 20th expansion club.
The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and is expected to begin play in 2015.
“We proudly welcome two of the most prestigious professional global sports organizations to Major League Soccer,” Garber said in a statement released by the league. “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 City FC
Tue 21 May 2013, 3:55PM
Posted by Club statement
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.