Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Team #20 Announced, New York City Football Club

Today the league announced that New York City FC, jointly owned by Manchester City FC of the EPL and the NY Yankees of MLB, will become team 20 in 2015.  For personal reasons I was rooting for Orlando City SC as with my in-laws outside Orlando it would be a cheap road trip.  A number of fans are upset about the branding or attachment to an EPL side but it doesn't bother me.  Anyone willing to drop $100 million on an expansion fee and over $300 million on a stadium in NY isn't going to ignore their team like Vergara did with Chivas USA.

Presumably Houston, or maybe KC, will move to the West in 2015, leaving 10 teams in each conference.

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