New York City FC’s ‘Win Now’ Philosophy Comes with Benefits and Setbacks

New York City FC has been active this summer. It signed Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo as the club's third designated player, per the official MLS website. NYCFC also acquired former Athletic Bilbao defender Andoni Iraola and Manchester City youngster Jose Angel Tasende in June. It's clear that the expansion side wants success right away and is aiming to make a splash in MLS.

However, like every other philosophy, ignoring the long-term future has some negative connotations for NYCFC.

In March, when ex-Barcelona midfielder Xavi was linked to the club, head coach Jason Kreis revealed that the signing wouldn't make any sense, per's Ives Galarcep. Kreis hinted that it would be best for the team to acquire a younger designated player.

The same issue was brought up again when the rumors of Pirlo joining NYCFC first surfaced. In all likelihood, Kreis and his assistants reiterated their desire for a younger designated player, but ownership ins...

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