Are Manchester City starting up a Major League Soccer franchise?
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has confirmed that Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees have purchased the 20th expansion club of the MLS.
The new team will be named New York City Football Club and will begin playing from 2015.
Garber said:”We proudly welcome two of the most prestigious professional global sports organizations to Major League Soccer.
“This is a transformational development that will elevate the league to new heights in this country. The New York area is home to more than 19 million people, and we look forward to an intense crosstown rivalry between New York City Football Club and the New York Red Bulls that will captivate this great city.”