New York City born, Manchester City franchise in MLS
Manchester City creates its franchise in the United States by reaching an agreement with the New York Yankees to create New York City. From 2015 New York will have two teams in MLS. New York City will be the team number 20 and it will be the franchise of the English in the US.
Manchester City will be the majority shareholder of the new franchise, Although the New York Yankees will have their part too. “We welcome the creation of something so special for football lovers in our city”, Hal Steinbrenner noted in this regard, Yankees owner.
In this way, the City enters a booming market like the North American one and in which it had long shown its desire to be part. “New York is a legendary city when it comes to sports and can be a rapidly expanding source of soccer fans.”, commented in the presentation the general director of the City, the Spaniard Ferran Soriano.