Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Blast Off For New York City FC

Blast Off For New York City FC

Manchester City, with it's senior squad on tour in the USA has launched in partnership with the New York Yankees, America's 20th football club...

The Etihad Stadium hierarchy hope to have New York City FC (NYCFC) up and running in two years time. City will be the majority owner of the club, with Bronx based baseball outfit The Yankees 'an active member of the ownership group' according to mcfc.co.uk who go on to explain:

'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.'

Delighted City Chief Executive Officer Ferran Soriano enthused:

'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. 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.'

Despite a desperately disappointing season, the Manchester City global juggernaut remains on track. The reasoning behind the immediate end of season US tour and this week's Nike kit launch are now clear and present.

UPCOMING FIXTURESall times East Manchester
Fr 24 May 01h00 Chelsea, Busch Stadium, St Louis, Exhibition Game
Sa 25 May 22h30 Chelsea, Yankee Stadium, New York, Exhibition Game
Sa 14 Jul TBC, PSL Team, South Africa
Th 18 Jul TBC, PSL Team South Africa
We 24 July & Sa 27 July, Hong Kong Stadium, Barclays Asia Trophy versus Spurs, Sunderland and South China

The Next Premier League season will start on Saturday 17 August 2013 and the fixtures will be announced on Wednesday 19 June 2013.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday May 21 2013
Time: 4:15PM

Comments

0
City and the Yankees together... imagine saying that 10 years ago! The only Yankees at Maine Road would have been young lads wearing baseball caps bought in the sales. Exciting times. :D
StuMCFC
21/05/2013 16:28:00
0
The impact across USA sport has been profound. City's Newsnow feed has gone American.
Johnny Baguette
21/05/2013 21:11:00
0
Wonder if NYC might be interested in taking Carlos Tevez off our hands?
fifthcolumnblue
22/05/2013 09:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

Blue Tuesday Podcast: John Stones (22/03/17)

This week's BBC Radio Manchester Blue Tuesday programme asks what you think John Stones has to do to fulfil his potential.

Manchester Derby Set For 2017 Summer US Tour

Manchester City are heading to the USA in summer 2017 to play Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and our first ever derby on foreign shores against Manchester United in the ICC.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I am viewing VMC from...?
Suggested By: Tudor
United Kingdom67%
Republic of Ireland0%
North America0%
South America0%
Asia0%
Africa0%
Europe33%
Australia / New Zealand 0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 5:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 12:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear700
2.Johnny Baguette610
3.Skoorb348
4.Rising145
5.kennyclementstache127
6.johnkelv123
7.Tudor121
8.Colin Is The King102
9.citizhun76
10.Bluedub71
Vital Football Comment