MLS had an interest in placing a second team in the New York area as early as 2006 when the MetroStars’ exclusive territorial rights reverted to the league as a condition of the club’s sale to Red Bull GmbH. By the following year, the league had held talks with several groups, including New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon and his ...
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.
2015 – Present / Major League Soccer
2015 – Present / New York City FC
New York City FC – A joint venture between the New York Yankees and Manchester City of the English Premier League.
MLS Cups 0
2015 - Present / Yankee Stadium
2013 - Present / City Football Group (majority) and Yankee Global Enterprises (minority)
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