Major League Soccer and its players’ union have agreed in principle to a new CBA, establishing free agency for the first time and averting a possible strike ahead of Friday’s season opener.
The calendar has flipped to March which means our 5th professional sports league starts up.
Grella, a Long Island native, made the team after a tryout during the team’s first preseason trip to Orlando, Florida.
Generally, a new general manager or sporting director is given clearance to bring in his own people, but in his case Ali Curtis found himself in a tough spot.
The all-time leading goal scorer for Australia, Cahill hopes to announce his future plans soon.
Nemec has two goals in 14 international appearances. The agreement was announced Monday.
New York City FC is replacing its leader before playing its first game in Major League Soccer.
American midfielder Sacha Kljestan is returning to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls.
Felipe was pulled aside by Montreal coach Frank Klopas ahead of practice Tuesday and told he was headed to New York. The 24-year-old Brazilian was a regular in Montreal’s lineup since the team joined Major League Soccer three years ago.
The uncertainty over the midfielder’s status emerged after his stay at Manchester City, which was initially described as a loan from its New York partner club, was extended until the end of the season.
Joining the league are Orlando City FC and New York City FC, who will face off at the Citrus Bowl for their debut game on March 8. NYCFC will play its home games at Yankee Stadium.
The move came two weeks after Ali Curtis was hired to replace Andy Roxburgh as the team’s sporting director.
Curtis, 36, will be responsible for all soccer activities at the club, including player acquisition, scouting and oversight of the coaching staff.
The league said Friday that NYCFC plays New England on March 15 in its home opener at Yankee Stadium.
New York City Football Club already had its flagship radio station locked up. Now it has a home on television, too.