New York City FC traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, to open MLS preseason with 31 players. They included U.S. U-16 star Gio Reyna
, the son of NYCFC sporting director Claudio Reyna
, the 2017 USL Defender of the Year with San Antonio FC. Gio Reyna
is one of five academy players with the first team in preseason for the first time. The
others include Tyler Shaver
, who represented the USA at the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.
Young DP signing Jesus Medina
is at first stage of preparations for NYCFC's fourth MLS
season, while other international additions Cedric Hountondji
, Ismael Tajouri
and Jo Inge Berget
are expected to join later after they get paperwork sorted out.
2018 Roster: Goalkeepers
: Sean Johnson, Andre Rawls, Brad Stuver. Defenders:
Saad Abdul-Salaam, Alexander Callens,
Maxime Chanot, *Cedric Hountondji, Ronald Matarrita, Ben Sweat, Anton Tinnerholm. Midfielders:
Kwame Awuah, Yangel Herrera, Tommy McNamara, Jesus Medina, Maxi Moralez, Alex Ring, James
Sands, *Ismael Tajouri. Forwards:
*Jo Inge Berget, Jack Harrison, Jonathan Lewis, David Villa, Rodney Wallace.
*Not yet in camp Also in preseason camp ...
Unsigned SuperDraft picks
: Jeff Caldwell, AJ Paterson, Alex Bumpus. Trialists:
Sebastien Ibeagha, Ryan Felix, Andre
Fortune. Academy Players:
Joe Scally, Tyler Shaver, Justin Haak, Dante Polvara, Gio Reyna.