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New York City FC

Founded: 2015

League: Major League Soccer (MLS)

Conference: Eastern

Stadium: Yankee Stadium (capacity 46,537)/Citi Field (capacity 41,922) 

Manager: Nick Cushing (2022-present)

Star Players: Jovan Mijatović, Andrés Perea, Agustín Ojeda, Maxi Moralez

2023 MLS Regular Season: 9-11-14 (11th in Eastern Conference)

2023 MLS Playoffs: Did not qualify

Legendary Former Players: David Villa, Alexander Ring, Sean Johnson

Titles: MLS Cup (2021), Campeones Cup (2022)

New York City FC

New York City FC are slightly unusual in the MLS in that they are part of a global network of “City” soccer teams owned by the same organization from Abu Dhabi that runs Manchester City of the English Premier League (a group that also owns stakes in Melbourne City in Australia, Yokohama F Marinos in Japan, Mumbai City in India, and others). The team joined MLS in 2015 as an expansion franchise that would play alongside (and against!) the long-serving New York Red Bulls (themselves the other main global network-owned MLS team) in keeping with the two teams per sport pattern mostly followed in the Big Apple (Yankees-Mets, Knicks- Nets, Giants-Jets, Rangers-Islanders). The first two of these teams have actually provided a (temporary) solution to the main problem that has dogged New York City FC through their early years in the MLS: the lack of a suitable and available stadium. As a stopgap measure, the team has largely split their games between Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field. While the shape of a baseball stadium is far from ideal for watching (or playing!) a soccer game, the size of the two stadiums has at least allowed for large crowds to come watch the games. Plans are in place for New York City FC to move into their own soccer-specific stadium by 2027. In the meantime, however, why not go see them? Who wouldn’t want to say that they’ve been to see a soccer game in Yankee Stadium? On the field (baseball or otherwise), New York City FC have fared quite well for an expansion team, qualifying for the MLS Playoffs in 7 of 9 seasons thus far. Their greatest year to date was by far 2021, when a playoff run led to an MLS Cup Final away in Oregon against the Portland Timbers, which New York City FC won in a dramatic penalty shootout to claim the title. They added a Campeones Cup (played between the champions of the US and Mexico) in 2022. After a poor 2023 in which the team failed to make the Playoffs, New York City FC fans will be hoping that new signings like Jovan Mijatović and Andrés Perea can reenergize their team in 2024.

How can I get cheap tickets to New York City FC games?

New York City FC are an exciting new team within the insatiable New York sports market that has been generating plenty of buzz since their MLS Cup victory in 2022. Tickets for the best seats in the lower tiers of the stadium can be hard to find, frequently selling out for playoff games, cup games, key conference deciders, and rivalry matchups (see below). To get your hands on the cheapest tickets to New York City FC games, check the TicketX listings on this page, using our trusty TicketX seating chart to compare prices and locations. Tickets can be purchased from TicketX with a single click for the lowest commission fees! 

Will New York City FC play against Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF in the 2024 regular season? 

Yes, New York City FC will play against Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF on the following dates in 2024:

For your best chance at landing the cheapest tickets to sold out Inter Miami CF games featuring Lionel Messi*, search TicketX listings on this page and use our trusty TicketX seating chart to compare seats and prices. Tickets can be purchased from TicketX with a single click for the lowest commission fees! 

**As with any sport, there is never a guarantee that an athlete will be available to play in a certain game. Injuries and other issues can rule Messi out of action, just as they can with any other athlete.

New York City FC Soccer Rivalries

Already known as the Hudson River Derby, the rivalry between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls is fast developing into another classic Big Apple sports rivalry that divides the loyalties of New Yorkers. Traveling to away games is obviously quite easy for opposition fans, which makes for an incredible atmosphere at Hudson River Derby games! New York City FC also has a rivalry with the Philadelphia Union in keeping with the traditional animosity between New York and Philadelphia sports teams. 

Are New York City FC soccer games exciting?

New York City FC has a supporters group known as the Third Rail who have been responsible for generating much of the noise and excitement in the crowd at home games. They have recently been joined by Los Templados, another supporters group run by the Latin community. With season ticket sales topping 20,000, crowds at New York City FC games are large and enthusiastic. Get yourself tickets from TicketX to a New York City FC game as soon as possible and join in the roar!

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