Sunday, May 26, 2013

Man City at Yankee Stadium

Last night, our new most favorite Premiership club came to Yankee Stadium for an exhibition match against Chelsea.

That sky blue and white looked pretty good against the turf at the Stadium.

Man City won, 5-3. Although the game was originally billed as a neutral-site friendly, the recent New York City FC announcement made this match feel, to the New York Times, "like a trial run for the possibility that a soccer team could call the stadium home, even for a short time."

It's expected that NYCFC will play its first few seasons in the Bronx before its new stadium can be built. If so, that should be fine: there's just enough room to fit a pitch from the left field wall to the first base line:

Although the crowd was definitely tilted in Chelsea's favor, Man City made the most of their new New York connection. The players took the field for their introduction in NYCFC tshirts.

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