Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another bite of the apple

New York is getting a second MLS club, which will be a Yankees/Man City joint. Early discussions have them checking out a stadium site in Queens, near where the U.S. Open tennis tournament is played. This should be interesting on many levels, to say the least.




- Greg Seltzer

10 comments:

WilkersonMclaser said...

Any thoughts on the salary cap issue? They're talking a big game, but they won't be able to spend their way into dominance.

Greg Seltzer said...

I foresee DP's, a high priority on developing youngsters and possibly even a nice salary cap bump coming from the addition of an NYC team. Just gut guesses, though.

Jay said...

I see a high priority on City's youngsters. There's no functional reason why they can't stack the roster with City players on loan -- NYCFC only paying a cap-appropriate portion of their wages, subsidized by the parent club.

WilkersonMclaser said...

@Jay. That would be embarrassing to play USL PRO club to Man City. Ugh.

Jay said...

Indeed it would. I can't look at their website and imagine it any other way. This smells like a Man City branding ploy as much as anything else.

WilkersonMclaser said...

BTW, not sure there's anything more painful than watching a soccer game on a baseball diamond. Pathetic.

Jay said...

"We are here to develop a fantastic football product which will use our strength, knowledge and extended scouting network all over the world," [Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano] said. "Obviously there is the commercial opportunity for New York City FC and Manchester City and we have great players in our academies... it is only natural some of these players might be playing in New York."

DrewVT6 said...

How are they going to stock the roster with ManCity youngsters and avoid the foreigner limitations? Are we going to do away with that as well? Are we going to make special exceptions?

DrewVT6 said...

This drives me nuts. All these buzzwords that teams and expansion people have been using for over 10 years and no one is crying foul? Is this because every member of the soccer media is partially employed my MLSSoccer.com?

So many alarms are going off related to this venture. It's really disconcerting.

Greg Seltzer said...

What buzzwords should cause me to cry foul?