Rest of MLS would be very jealous if this was, in fact, NYC FC’s new stadium (but it’s not)


(Images via SportGrid)

New York City FC is set to begin play in the 2015 MLS season, and it still doesn’t have a place to call home. However, leaked sketches for a new soccer stadium on Manhattan’s Pier 40 leaked on the internet, sparking rumors that it could be for NYC FC’s new arena.

It would make for one of the coolest venues in all of soccer, that’s for sure. The open ended stadium would offer a view of the lower Manhattan skyline, including the One World Trade Center building. How cool is that?



Are you getting excited, New Yorkers?

Don’t. Actually, pump the brakes.

The images are apparently not part of the plan for NYC FC’s future home, but rather conceptual designs that MLS produced in the past when considering Pier 40 as a potential soccer stadium. Currently, there are no plans in the works for such an arena. Sorry.

However, if MLS would somehow reconsider the project, we’re sure NYC FC’s joint partners, Manchester City and the New York Yankees, would be more than willing to splash the cash to make it a reality. Just look at the thing! The club would then certainly be off to a good start in competing with the two other local teams — the Red Bulls and the Cosmos — for the city’s attention.

This post has been updated from the previous version. We apologize for any incorrect or misleading information.


Manchester City, NY Yankees team up to own New York City FC

It was announced on Tuesday that Manchester City and the New York Yankees will be owners of the 20th team in MLS: New York City FC.

Baseball and soccer coming together? With their powers combined, NYC FC could become a wildly popular and successful club in the heart of the Big Apple.

We let our imaginations run wild at the thought of these two sports giants teaming up, and conjured up this alternate universe where Yankees captain Derek Jeter and City captain Vincent Kompany swapped lives…


No, that just looks wrong. We like the universe just the way it is.


Out of hand? Club bans high-fives due to flu outbreak

Widespread concerns over this year’s flu epidemic has reached new proportions after a New York City youth sports club took extreme measures by urging kids from giving high-fives and fist bumps during matches.

The Manhattan Soccer club reportedly sent an email on Monday warning parents that “the safest thing to do is touch elbows” during a team’s post game lineup for club high-fives.

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