NYCFC announce roster selections following 2022 MLS season

NYCFC announce roster decisions following 2022 MLS season

New York Metropolis FC have introduced their roster selections following the 2022 MLS season.

Regardless of shedding head coach Ronny Deila and Golden Boot-winning ahead Taty Castellanos halfway by way of the marketing campaign, NYCFC loved success as soon as once more with a run to the Japanese Convention Ultimate and a Campeones Cup title.

In preparation for 2023, the Cityzens have exercised contract choices on Maxi Moralez, Kevin O’Toole, Nicolas Benalcazar, and Jonathan Jimenez. 

Nevertheless, Vuk Latinovich, Matias Pellegrini, and Gedion Zelalem have all seen their choices declined and can now depart the membership.

Justin Haak, Alex Callens, and Sean Johnson are all out of contract and out there totally free company, though the latter two shall be among the many most coveted in the course of the MLS offseason, so there’s each likelihood NYCFC will try to renegotiate phrases.

The mortgage interval of Santiago Rodríguez from Montevideo Metropolis expires on December 31, with no indication from the membership that they intend to both prolong it or signal him on a everlasting foundation.

NYCFC have agreed new contracts with Cody Mizell by way of 2024 and Samuel Owusu by way of 2023 with choices for 2024 and 2025.  

“We’re happy with what the staff was in a position to accomplish final season. Successful Campeones Cup, making it again to the Convention Ultimate, and a run to the semi-finals of the Concacaf Champions League isn’t any straightforward feat and each participant within the squad has contributed to our success,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee stated in a press release.

“Maintaining a squad collectively in MLS is extremely difficult, significantly when you might have profitable seasons as we’ve performed, however we stay in discussions with all gamers who’re out of contract about returning in 2023.   

“I want to thank all of the gamers who’re departing for taking part in a vital function in our success final season and serving to construct a profitable tradition at this group. We want to thank everybody for his or her professionalism and contributions, and we want them the very best sooner or later.” 

Proper now, the NYCFC roster for the 2023 season is as follows:

Goalkeepers (2): Luis Barraza, Cody Mizell 

Defenders (9): Malte Amundsen, Nicolas Benalcazar, Maxime Chanot, Chris Gloster, Tayvon Grey, Thiago Martins, Christian McFarlane, Kevin O’Toole, Samuel Owusu 

Midfielders (6): Nicolas Acevedo, Maximo Carrizo, Alfredo Morales, Maxi Moralez, Keaton Parks, James Sands* 

Forwards (8): Thiago Andrade, Valentin Castellanos*, Héber, Andres Jasson, Jonathan Jimenez, Talles Magno, Alexandru Mitrita*, Gabriel Pereira 

*Valentin Castellanos (Girona FC, Spain), Alexandru Mitrita (Al Raed FC, Saudi Arabia) and James Sands (Rangers FC, Scotland) are all on mortgage by way of June 30, 2023. 

NYCFC’s roster selections come amid reviews that the membership has lastly agreed to maneuver to a brand new 25,000-capacity stadium in Queens in 2027.

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