New York City FC Launching Youth Academy: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

New York City FC has taken another stride toward becoming a force of Major League Soccer by announcing the launch of a new youth academy.   

The club revealed on Tuesday its intention to craft "one of the leading youth talent development centres in the United States," with sporting director Claudio Reyna quoted by the club's official website as saying:

I couldn’t be happier to announce our new Academy. We have been building the foundations over the past months to get us ready to launch the Academy and everything has come together to ensure that sustainable youth development can be at the heart of our Club. It is particularly pleasing for me to be involved with our Academy. I am passionate about developing young players; something I was very proud to be involved with as Youth Technical Director of the US Soccer Federation.

This is another critical step as we build New York City FC. This is a Club, not just a team and we want...

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