Posted May 22, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Yankee Stadium To Field Second NY MLS Team In 2015!

Yankees Manchester city soccer team

“This is a transformational moment for Major League Soccer and soccer in America,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a conference call, adding that the Yankees-Manchester City partnership combines “two of the most respected brands in sports.”

“It’s a powerhouse combination,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said after the announcement. – nypost

“The Red Bulls now will have a rival here in the market providing them with that derby-like competition that is such a driver of what makes football so successful around the world,” said Garber, calling the addition of a second New York team a “big transformational event.” – espn

The partnership is paying the league $100 million for the expansion NYCFC.

Manchester City is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. It will be the majority owner in the new team and run daily operations, while games could be aired on YES.

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he NY Yankees are teaming up with British Manchester City FC (football club) to start up a second NY MLS team in 2015! The NY football club will be the  first soccer team to home Yankee Stadium since the New York Cosmos did in 1976! The new NY football club does have bigger plans to be re-located in Queens-Flushing alongside Citi-Field, the NY Mets home field! The other current NY MLS team is of course the NY Red Bulls, which are based out of Harrison, NJ!