The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer’s 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season.
The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said Thursday he will retire after the season.
The league and New York City have been involved in negotiations to build a stadium on a 10-acre site in the Flushing Meadows park. A team there would start play in 2016 and be rivals of the New York Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, N.J.
Thierry Henry found the game-winner as the Red Bulls finally won their first game of the MLS season.
The Red Bulls are still searching for their first win of the season.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. said on Thursday that the National League club is “very interested and fully capable” of bringing Major League Soccer to Citi Field, the New York Daily News reported on Thursday.
The New York Red Bulls have released defender Rafa Marquez. The team made the announcement Thursday, calling it a mutual agreement with Marquez.
The NHL and NHLPA will meet with separate mediators on Wednesday.
The Red Bulls waived ten players including Teemu Tainio and Jan Gunnar Solli on Monday.
In New York, just making the playoffs isn’t good enough but Backe did far more good for the club. He deserved one more year.
The New York Red Bulls cut ties with coach Hans Backe on Friday, saying they won’t extend his expiring contract.
It was a wild finish to a game mostly dominated by the Red Bulls, who were repeatedly thwarted by goalie Bill Hamid.
With starters Rafa Marquez and Tim Cahill nursing calf injuries, Red Bulls coach Hans Backe wasn’t keen on playing a game with snow covering the field.
The Red Bulls have a chance to secure a spot in the Eastern Conference finals when they return home to their recovering region, but they may not have a key player available for that attempt.
The New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 in the away leg against DC United in the opening round of the MLS Playoffs.
Photos from the Galaxy’s 1-0 win over the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.
Photos from Rafael Marquez’s debut with the New York Red Bulls.
Red Bulls defeat Manchester City 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
New York Red Bulls vs. Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.