One of the reasons why Manchester City wants to buy the latest MLS franchise is because the club wants to develop future stars after the failure of their academy in England, according to an article tonight in The Independent newspaper.
The speculation is that Manchester City and Major League Soccer will make a joint announcement on May 25 with the news that Major League Soccer’s 20th team will be New York City FC, based in New York City. If the deal goes through — and there’s quite a lot of political opposition to it — the team’s stadium will be in Queens.
According to The Independent,
“An MLS team is viewed by the club as a perfect environment to send young players to, while also locating new local talent.”
Plus a team owned by Sheikh Mansour will help increase Manchester City’s brand in the United States.
What do you think? Will the level of play in MLS be sufficient to help grow the future stars of tomorrow for New York City FC and, consequently, Manchester City? And would you support an MLS team in New York City if it’s owned by Manchester City’s Mansour? Share your opinions in the comments section below.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Man City want MLS franchise to develop future stars after academy failure — The Independent
- Man City owner Sheikh Mansour facing ‘human rights’ opposition to New York plans — Telegraph
- Chelsea climb down as they offer Frank Lampard a new contract — The Independent
- Alisher Usmanov claims majority shareholder Stan Kroenke lacks ambition — The Telegraph
- Geoff Cameron discusses return to Houston for summer friendly — Houston Dynamo
- Aston Villa determined to keep Christian Benteke on improved deal — The Guardian
- Christian Benteke to be offered new Aston Villa contract to ward off Tottenham & Arsenal — The Mail
- Sunderland’s scouting staff served notice — The Independent
- Everton’s manager David Moyes sings the praises of Bundesliga — The Guardian
- PFA demand Reginald D Hunter money back following ‘offensive’ routine at awards — Telegraph
- Gareth Bale’s £60m price tag won’t put off clubs, says Zinedine Zidane — The Mail
- Former manager Dave Jones is suing Cardiff City at the High Court over nearly £540k — BBC Sport
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