New York City FC Begins Hype Machine; Unveils 2 Possible Crests for Fan Voting

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 at 10:03 am by

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A lot has been happening on the New York footie front as of late. You may recall back in May 2013, Major League Soccer announced that NYC would become, once again, a two-team town, with the introduction of New York City Football Club. The expansion team is backed by the bigwigs of the Premier League’s Manchester City Football Club, and MLB’s very own New York Yankees – a fine pairing, as MCFC seems keen on the occasional off-season training in the city (the LES in particular). And with two teams, it’s only a matter of time before the first derby between NYCFC and NY Red Bulls takes place. Get your scarves and allegiance ready!

With just about a year until kickoff, the hype machine is already cranking it out, getting soon-to-be-supporters in on the action. A massive ad in Soho is starting the chatter – and there’s plenty to chatter about. Among recent announcements: Former US Captain, MCFC alum, and Showdown in Chinatown darling, Claudio Reyna, has taken the helm as Sporting Director, and former manager of Real Salt Lake (with an MLS Championship under his belt), Jason Kreis, has accepted the head coaching spot.

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Which crest do you like best?

Along with choosing management, NYCFC is also in the process of picking out a club crest. They’ve narrowed it down to two New York-inspired emblems, one bearing the outline of the NYC Shield, the other a subway token, with a striking resemblance to Inter Milan’s logo. They’re leaving this decision up to the fans; voting is underway, with a winner to be announced on March 20.

Now, to procure a pitch…

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