Mar 12
—Oct 22

New York City Football Club Soccer


Yankee Stadium
1 E. 161st St.
Bronx, NY 10451


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The New York City market’s second Major League Soccer team—a rival to the Red Bulls—have adopted Yankee Stadium as their temporary home pitch and signed well-known international players like David Villa and Andrea Pirlo.

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New York City FC Home field: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY (tickets) Who they are: The only team in the region that plays within City limits. Faces of the franchise: A starry trio of European footballers—midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard, and striker David Villa—joined the team as designated players in its first year but didn’t have much time together. Key addition: Despite trading for the top pick in the MLS draft (Jack Harrison, who is out with an injury to start the year), NYCFC might find that its success depends on how the players—especially on the defensive side—respond to first-time manager Patrick Vieira, former captain of the France national team and longtime Arsenal midfielder.  Fan club: The Third Rail (Sample chant: “I wanna Diskerud all night / And party everyday!” That would be for midfielder Mix Diskerud.) Local supporters’ bar: Places near the stadium should work; other bars that hold away-game watch parties include Ryan’s Daughter, on the Upper East Side. (From left) Kwadwo Poku, David Villa and Thomas McNamara. Random bit of trivia: The team’s just-unveiled secondary jerseys use orange and blue as their main colors—somewhat reminiscent of the colors worn by a crosstown baseball club not named the Yankees. Match-day practicalities: Take the B, D or 4 trains to the Yankee Stadium-161st St.    

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Find out all you need to know about the beautiful game—who plays, where to see games, some terminology—in the five boroughs.

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Yankee Stadium, home to the 27-time World Series champion New York Yankees, was built in 2009 across the street from the old stadium.

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