New York City F.C. are one of the latest franchises to enter Major League Soccer, having come into formation in May 2013. With Manchester City F.C. and the New York Yankees jointly purchasing the rights to enter the league courtesy of an $100 million payment, the club originally started without any players, and their first signing was the Spanish striker David Villa. Since then, however, they have signed world renowned stars like Andrew Pirlo and Frank Lampard.
The second team from New York to enter MLS after the New York Red Bulls, NYCFC have a former Manchester City player in Claudio Reyna as their head of football operations, and, like Man. City, are also sponsored by Etihad.
With the kind of investment they have, we'd expect this franchise to be major players in the Eastern conference for years to come. Just as Manchester City are looking to eclipse their more established and traditionally successful neighbors, so too will New York City look to overhaul New York Red Bulls.
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New York City FC Game Schedule
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New York City FC Standings Today
NYCFC are now expected to consistently make the playoffs. They play an expansive style of soccer that is conducive to challenging near or at the top of the standings.
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Losing Frank Lampard will most certianly hurt New York, but they have enough talent to overcome their leader's absence. This team is perfectly suited for the run-and-gun style of the Eastern Conference. They finished second in the conference with 54 points, their explosive offense the main reason for the team's success.
NYCFC scored 62 goals during the 2016 campaign, the most in the MLS. However, they conceded almost as many as they scored. Their frail defense is no secret, nor is their propensity to score goals at will. So, as a general rule of thumb, back the over in NYCFC matches. You won't go far wrong by doing so.
The goals should continously pour in, especially as David Villa leads the line. Villa is equipped with a killer instinct in front of goal and has the technique and skill most MLS defenders cannot cope with. Villa scored 23 goals in 2016, only one behind Bradley Wright Phillips for the league's most.
NYCFC were only beaten three times in 17 home fixtures in 2016, but they tied too many games. Six draws is tantamount to dropping 12 points, which would have easily been enough for first overall in the league. They enjoyed the most away wins in the MLS, with seven in 17 matches. It's not a brilliant return but the MLS is known for generally poor away records. So NYCFC is an excception to that rule.
They perform adequately on the road, winning as much as they lose. Dig into the more complex analytics to pinpoint the most suitable bets for each encounter. But rest assured that NYCFC will be great future bets for at least the next few years. The franchise has pedigree throughout their lineup, which includes the owners and head coach.
Patrick Vieira, the famous Arsenal central midfielder, manages the side. His vast experience and soccer acumen are advantageous for a fairly new franchise. He will eventually improve the team's collective defending and ensure they are a MLS Cup threat for years to come. Look for NYCFC to win the MLS Cup in the next few seasons, as Vieira is a born wiiner and that mentality will eventually spread amongst his young, dynamic team.