New York City FC (NYCFC) today announced the Club’s preseason plans for the 2022 Major League Soccer season.
NYCFC departed for training camp on Monday, January 17. The camp will begin in Orlando and will feature two friendlies during the Club’s stay in Florida. NYCFC will kick off their preseason slate against Orlando City SC on Sunday, January 23.
A second match will be played on January 29 against CF Montreal before the team departs to Cancun, Mexico for the remainder of camp.
NYCFC will play the first of two friendlies in Mexico on Saturday, February 5 against local side Cancun FC with an additional pair of games scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, where NYCFC First Team will face Queretaro FC and the Second Team playing Inter Playa del Carmen.
The team will then travel to San Jose, Costa Rica ahead of their CONCACAF Champions League First Leg match against Santos de Guapiles FC to be played in the National Stadium of Costa Rica on Tuesday, February 15.
The Club briefly flies back to New York prior to leaving for Los Angeles on Sunday, February 20. The ‘Boys in Blue’ will play the Second Leg of the CONCACAF Champions League against Santos de Guapiles FC at Banc of America Stadium in LA on Wednesday, February 23.
Shortly after, on Sunday, February 27 NYCFC will face LA Galaxy in their MLS Season Opener in Carson, C.A.
32 players make this season’s preseason traveling roster for Orlando. Five academy players will join the First Team this year, including Mateo Ponce-Ocampo, who was part of the 2021 preseason.
Goalkeeper and Club Captain Sean Johnson and Defender Alexander Callens will report to camp after their international duty assignments.
The 2022 preseason roster is listed below:
Goalkeepers (3): Luis Barraza, Cody Mizell, Alexander Yagudayev^
Defenders (10): Malte Amundsen, Nicholas Benalcazar, Maxime Chanot, Tayvon Gray, Chris Gloster, Klevis Haxhari^, Vuk Latinovich, Christian McFarlane, Samuel Owusu, Anton Tinnerholm
Midfielders (11): Nicolas Acevedo, Maximo Carrizo^, Justin Haak, Andres Jasson, Alfredo Morales, Maxi Moralez, Keaton Parks, Mateo Ponce-Ocampo^, Santiago Rodriguez, Jonathan Shore^, Gedion Zelalem
Forwards (8): Kingsford Adjei*, Thiago Andrade, Valentin Castellanos, Héber, Jonathan Jimenez, Talles Magno, Kevin O’Toole*, El Mahdi Youssoufi*
^ NYCFC Academy Player
* Unsigned MLS SuperDraft Selection
Preseason Key Dates
- Sunday, January 23 – Friendly vs Orlando City SC
- Saturday, January 29 – Friendly vs CF Montreal
- Wednesday, February 2 – Depart for Cancun, Mexico
- Saturday, February 5 – Friendly vs Cancun FC
- Wednesday, February 9 – Friendly vs Queretaro FC & Inter Playa del Carmen
- Thursday, February 10 – Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica
- Tuesday, February 15 – CONCACAF Champions League Leg 1 Match vs. Santos de Guapiles FC
- Sunday, February 20 – Depart for Los Angeles
- Wednesday, February 23 – CONCACAF Champions League Leg 2 Match vs. Santos de Guapiles FC in Los Angeles
- Sunday, February 27 – MLS Regular Season Opener vs. LA Galaxy Away
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