MLS, Yankees and Manchester City Announce Partnership to Create New York City FC

Major League Soccer has announced a partnership between English Premier League club Manchester City and Major League Baseball's New York Yankees to create the soccer league's 20th expansion franchise, according to

The club will be named New York City Football Club, according to the league announcement. 

Manchester City is expected to be the majority owner of the club, but the Yankees will also play a pivotal part in the process, as the team's president, Randy Levine, will have a leadership role with the new club. 

Both powerhouse sports franchises have worked together in the past, developing international entertainment and marketing organization Legends Hospitality.   

New York City FC, which will become an instant crosstown rival to the Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls, is expected to begin play in 2015.  

MLS commissioner Don Garber had the following to say in a ...

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