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.