The New York City FC announced the pre-season plans on Thursday as the club is crossing the Atlantic and heading to Manchester in February.
Ahead of their first campaign in Major League Soccer, Jason Kreis’ team will play two exhibition matches during a 10 day training camp at City Football Academy – the soon to be opened first team and youth development training facility next door to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
Two exhibition matches will take place at the 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium on the City Football Academy site on February 10th and 15th. Opposition to be announced shortly.
The visit marks a special period in the club’s short history, as New York City FC will train alongside sister club, Barclays Premier League champions, Manchester City FC at the new facility, which also provides a global headquarters for the wider City Football family.
Before departing for Manchester on February 6th 2015, the team will come together for the very first time during a warm weather training camp in Florida from January 24th to February 2nd, 2015. The team will train at Patton Park in Jacksonville..
From there, as previously announced, the team will travel back to the United States to compete in the Carolina Challenge Cup at the end of the month before the 2015 MLS season gets under way in March.
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