22 May 2013

Man City and NY Yankees launch new MLS team

3:14 pm on 22 May 2013

Manchester City and baseball's New York Yankees have formed a new Major League Soccer team to play in New York City from 2015.

The English Premier League club, owned Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, will be the majority partner in New York City Football Club.

The MLS commissioner Don Garber says they've been working for some time to establish the 20th MLS franchise in New York City, which will rival the New York Red Bulls who play in Harrison New Jersey, and are owned by the Austrian energy drink firm Red Bull.

The Yankees' president Randy Levine said his organisation joined the process only very recently.

Meanwhile the just-retired David Beckham is in talks with MLS regarding an option he has to create a new MLS team.