Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Man City dismisses NYCFC rumors, battle of the boroughs
by Paul Kennedy, December 16th, 2012 11:38PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS EXPANSION] On the same day that Manchester City announced losses of $157 million for the fiscal year ending May 2012 -- down from last year’s record-setting loss of $320 million -- came reports that the English Premier League team owned by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan was close to being awarded the MLS expansion franchise in Queens, N.Y., for a record $100 million. There was even a name for the team -- the New York City Football Club -- but the report was quickly dismissed.

On Saturday, Manchester United issued a short statement, "Manchester City are not buying an MLS club."

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, an immigrant community and hotbed of soccer interest, has been identified as a site for the stadium -- MLS Commissioner Don  Garber said a week ago that the league was “at the finish line” in negotiations with New York City officials on the stadium deal -- but Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said last week following the groundbreaking on a small soccer complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park that Brooklyn would be an ideal site for the MLS stadium. He identified East New York, Brownsville, East Williamsburg and Bushwick as possible sites for the stadium.

“I know Queens is pushing for a stadium," said Markowitz, "but I believe pro soccer belongs here in Brooklyn."

Brooklyn has opened the Barclays Center and lured the NBA Nets from New Jersey. Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. told the New York Post it would not lose the MLS stadium to Brooklyn without a fight.

“Brooklyn is already in the process of stealing our  ... Civic Virtue statue and moving it to Green-Wood Cemetery, so what’s next, the Mets?” he said. “I better go and lock up the Unisphere.”



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Kljestan and Boyd get first goals    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sacha Kljestan, whose short-term move to MLS over the summer was thwarted, finally got ...
Zakuani makes 'most difficult decision' in his life    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] At the age of 26, Steve Zakuani is retiring from soccer, his career never ...
Crew lines up young Swede for 2015 campaign    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Columbus Crew is about to enter the playoffs for the first time under ...
Red Bulls are rolling, Sporting KC is reeling    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Sporting Kansas City starts off defense of its 2013 MLS Cup title Thursday ...
Controversial call sends FC Dallas into next round    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] One game into the 2014 MLS playoffs and already the postseason is roiled by ...
You won't believe he missed from there    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Napoli's Jose Callejon demonstrates how to miss an open net from ...
What They're Saying: Jermain Defoe    
"It was hurtful. In England, at all the clubs I've played for, no one ever said ...
An own goal worthy of dance celebration?    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Less than two minutes after kickoff in this Kenyan Premier League ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 33] Seattle closed out the regular season atop the Soccer America Power Rankings by ...
FIFA introduces official logo    
[WORLD CUP 2018] FIFA and World Cup 2018 organizers introduced the official logo for the tournament ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives