LAMPARD AND VILLA ARRIVES TO PLAY FOR MLS NEW YORK CITY FRACHISE
By: Luis Vazquez
The Soccer scene in New York has not slowed since the end of the 2014 World Cup. In fact, it is only heating up. The Cosmos, defending NASL champions have met with a sophomore slump. The Red Bulls in MLS are again disappointing. The team with all the momentum at this moment is a team who has not even taken the field yet. MLS has inserted their second team in the metropolitan area. They are officially known as New York City FC.
They will begin play in 2015 and they have served notice that they have come to compete. They will play their home games in Yankee Stadium. But that's not all. The NYC FC announced the acquisition of David Villa, from Spain, a member of the World Cup champion in 2010. In addition 36 year old English veteran Frank Lampard, who played for the England National team and club team Chelsea, is on board.
"I'm really excited about joining New York City FC and helping to play a real part in building something special in one of the sporting capitals of the world." Lampard explained.
Lampard has signed for two years and will join a team that is MLS' 20th expansion franchise. As a duel venture of Manchester City in England and the New York Yankees, NYC FC is already poised to be the glamour franchise here and a real rival to the Red Bulls based in Harrison, NJ. Two more players of note will be U.S. defender Jeb Brovsky and Puerto Rican goalkeeper Josh Saunders. Jason Kreis will coach this special concoction of talent.