"My name is on here, but this isn’t just for me! This is for the support of my family, friends and coaches back home! Thank you NYCFC for the opportunity, let’s get to work."
-- Jesus Perez
, an attacking midfielder out of UIC taken by New York City FC with its first pick in the MLS SuperDraft, clearing up the confusion about whether he'd be joining NYCFC for
preseason, which starts on Saturday, after his profile appeared on the dating app Tinder, reading "first time in Europe, footballer for Dundalk FC." He had been training with the League of Ireland
Premier Division champions when Dundalk fan spotted the profile of 22-year-old "Chino." (@chinaatwn