Yankees To Host More BP Block Parties

(The Yankees taking batting practice – photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will host three more Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties on Monday, August 28 vs. Cleveland; Thursday, August 31 vs. Boston; and Monday, September 18 vs. Minnesota.

Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8 at 4:00 p.m., which is one hour earlier than usual, on those three dates.

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NYCFC Relocates Home Game on September 23rd

(NYCFC Captain David Villa in action against New England on Sunday – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club’s MLS regular season home game against the Houston Dynamo on September 23 has been relocated from Yankee Stadium to Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Kick off time will remain at 3 p.m.

This venue change comes as a result of a New York Yankees game that had to be rescheduled due to rain to Monday, September 25.

To ensure the best available location was chosen, an extensive search took place with Pratt & Whitney Stadium being selected as the top alternative.

Pratt & Whitney Stadium, located in East Hartford, CT, has hosted multiple U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team games with the most recent coming on July 1, 2017, when the Men’s team defeated Ghana 2-1 in front of 28,754 fans.

IF YOU HAVE TICKETS: All fans that have tickets to the match on September 23 will have the option to exchange their tickets to another regular season home match at Yankee Stadium or receive a refund. Fans will also receive access to a special pre-sale to secure tickets to the match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at a discounted rate. Additionally, transportation options will be made available to help accommodate fans.
For more information on tickets and transportation to the September 23 match please click here.
For a full explanation of options click here or call 855-77-NYCFC to speak to a member of our Fan Services team.

NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna felt it was the best option to replicate a NYCFC home game. Reyna told NYCFC.com, “Pratt & Whitney Stadium is a great venue for us due to its wonderful playing surface and facilities.

“Hartford is a great soccer city which has hosted many important international games – I played there in a couple of games for the National Team many years ago – and it was always a wonderful place to play with a fantastic atmosphere and environment.

“We’re looking forward to playing there and having our fans come out and support the team in Hartford.”

NYCFC President Jon Patricof said, “We have worked very closely with Houston and MLS to find an alternative venue prioritizing our supporters and sporting department.

“While we understand this will be an inconvenience for some, we are confident we have put together an excellent variety of ticketing and transportation options for our fans.

“The club would like to thank Pratt & Whitney Stadium for hosting us at what we know will be a fantastic and memorable game.”

NYCFC Comes Back To Beat New England; Red Bulls Lose In Portland

(NYCFC’s Jonathan Lewis celebrates his game-winner, with Head Coach Patrick Vieira (right) running towards him – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club got a stirring, come-from-behind 2-1 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, as Jonathan Lewis got the game-winner in the 94th minute.

With the win, NYCFC improves to 14-4-7, 46 points, and have opened up a five-point lead on third-place Chicago, who has 43 points, and a record of 13-4-7.

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Red Bulls Earn Top Spot In J.D. Power Fan Experience Study For Second Straight Year

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls have earned the top score in the J.D. Power Fan Experience StudySM for the second consecutive season.

The Red Bulls’ score of 819 points was the highest overall score amongst any of the 67 teams surveyed across 11 U.S. markets, including 11 teams in the New York area.

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Red Bulls Advance To US Open Cup Final

(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrating one of his goals – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls rallied with two late goals in the second half and one in the first overtime to defeat FC Cincinnati, 3-2 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal on Tuesday night at Nippert Stadium.

New York advanced to the Open Cup Final for the first time since 2003. The 3-2 win Tuesday night is ironically is the same scoreline back in 2003 when they defeated D.C. United in the Open Cup Semifinal.

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Red Bulls Outlast Orlando City

(Bradley Wright-Phillips looking at the change on his Red Bulls career goal record to 83 on Saturday night – Photo by Jason Schott) 

The Red Bulls beat a gritty Orlando City SC team, 3-1, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

This is their fifth win in six games, and a nice bounce back after their loss in the Hudson River Derby to the New York City Football Club last Sunday.

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Nets Unveil New Nike Uniforms

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The Nets unveiled their new look on Friday, the Nike Association (white) and Icon (black) uniforms.

They feature traditional details that have been part of the Nets’ identity since moving to Brooklyn, including wearing “Brooklyn” across the chest on both uniforms, and a herringbone stripe that runs down the side of the jerseys and shorts.

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Red Bulls Sign 11 Players From Special Olympics New Jersey

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls have signed 11 athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey to two-game contracts, the club announced on Thursday.

The New York Red Bulls Unified Team will take the field for two matches, starting with a home game against Special Olympics Florida this Saturday at Red Bull Arena before the New York Red Bulls – Orlando City SC match.

On Wednesday, the players met with Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett before signing their contracts, and then warmed up with the Red Bulls first team before holding a training session at Red Bulls Training Facility.

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Red Bulls Sign Pair of Midfielders

(Vincent Bezecourt – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls signed a pair of midfielders, Vincent Bezecourt and Dilly Duka, ahead of Saturday night’s game against Orlando City SC.

Bezecourt joins the first team from New York Red Bulls II, the club’s USL affiliate.

“Vince has impressed us in games and in training over the last 18 months,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “We are pleased to add him to our MLS roster and proud that another player has moved through the developmental system to the first team.”

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