Major League Soccer is adding a second New York team and the Yankees are helping to make it possible. The league announced today that it will add an expansion team New York City Football club beginning in 2015.
Manchester City FC and Major League Baseball’s legendary New York Yankees have teamed up to acquire MLS’s 20th expansion club. Manchester City will be the majority owner, according to the league’s announcement, while the Yankees will play an active role.
Here is the obligatory ‘we’re excited’ quote from 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.”
There is talk of building a new stadium, though it certainly won’t be ready by the start of 2015. Will the league be ready? We’ll see. Red Bulls, you have company.