David Villa and Frank Lampard had to be thinking the same thing. Next year at this time, they will be playing for New York City FC. And it’s going to be very cool calling Yankee Stadium home.
Simon Mignolet saved two penalty kicks and Lucas Leiva scored in the fourth round to lift Liverpool past Manchester City after they tied 2-2 on Wednesday night in an International Champions Cup game.
Next Wednesday, Yankee Stadium will host another international match as Manchester City faces Liverpool as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup.
Professional soccer could be coming to the Bronx. The city is working on a deal that would put a soccer stadium down the street from Yankee Stadium.
It seems the Yankees’ soccer partnership with Manchester City could also have an impact on the baseball scene.
Former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna has been hired as director of soccer for the New York City FC of MLS.
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.
Honduras will play an exhibition game against Israel at Citi Field on June 2 in preparation for three World Cup qualifiers that include a match against the United States.
World and European champion Spain will play an exhibition game on June 11 at the Stadium, which also will host a postseason friendly between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 25.