With the expansion of Major League Soccer, the New York City FC have signed David Villa and Frank Lampard. These two signings represent the vision and statement that NYCFC are trying to bring to the MLS. The team is slated to begin playing in the upcoming season and will be making some more signings as the time goes on.
Villa is a well-known football star, having won the FIFA World Cup with Spain in 2010. NYCFC brought him in because they knew that with all the experience that he has, he will be a driving force behind the team in its inaugural campaign. Lampard has been the face and of Chelsea FC for over a decade. He has been playing football on the highest level and with his experience, it is certain that other will benefit.
With the U.S. still warming up to football, the idea to bring in two of the biggest stars in European football will certainly pay large dividends for the team and MLS as a whole.
As most people would realize, NYCFC is closely affiliated with Manchester City. Manchester City have taken it upon themselves to be the driving force behind the expansion of football within the U.S. Manchester City have the wealth and resources, and have drawn up a great plan in which they have strategically placed the team within the most influential state in the country.
Once the team has the support of the residents of New York, it is certain that NYCFC will go on to reach great heights.
NYCFC has appointed Jason Kreis as their first manager to lead the team. Kreis played in MLS for almost over 20 years, and with such sound knowledge of the league, anyone else appointed would be a step down. The fans that NYCFC are now acquiring can expect top-class football come next season with such an experienced team.
Many people would want to discount the credibility of such a team, but I think they may be well challenging for trophies within their first season.