US Tour: McCarthy in NYC 2
- 22 May 2013 04:44
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Day two of our stay in New York got off to an exciting start with the announcement of the birth of Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC.
The sun was shining on the Big Apple as club representatives and members of the press gathered at the MLS headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to hear news of the development which had been almost a year in the making.
Staff at the American soccer league’s central offices welcomed us with open arms and there was a definite sense of excitement in the air at what this announcement - a partnership with the New York Yankees – represented.
I was delighted to have the opportunity of interviewing Yankees president Randy Levine and Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, both of whom were very enthusiastic about the club's latest development.
Next up on today’s agenda was the secret location of an upcoming project we'll talk more about in a few days!
The fabulous setting on an old elevated railway line, combined with the beautiful weather, provided for a very pleasant afternoon and if what I saw is anything to go by, it will be a lot of fun when eventually revealed.
Amid all of this, excitement was building for the official launch of the new Nike kit and from what I can gather, it was granted the seal of approval from the players who donned it for the first time.
All of this rounded off by an NYC supporters club event at the well-known Mad Hatter pub where Patrick Viera, Mike Summerbee and Brian Kidd took part in a fan-led question and answer session.
They received a very warm welcome from the fans and were questioned about issues affecting the Club past and present.
Speaking to some of the supporters after the event, it was clear how much the night meant to them and they assured me that the City Family is as strong as ever, and likely to get even stronger, Stateside!