Ives and ESPN have already confirmed, but I will pile on to let you know Mikkel Diskerud will be unveiled as the new NYCFC signing, likely within the next hour. I am thinking the Lampard fiasco drove this charge to the front of the line, and yeah, that was probably smart. We all know how those business types like to change unwieldy conversations.
What I have said up to here is not much for news, but what I can reveal to you and you alone is the names of the two Greek clubs that were in until the end: PAOK and Panathinaikos. I am not yet certain that another MLS club further west than New York (really narrows it down for ya, huh?) poked their nose into this race late, but it seems there probably was.
Anyway... enjoy, tri-state area. I am sure you will.
UPDATE: Heh. Turns out they announced as I was typing this up.
- Greg Seltzer