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New York City FC II Start an Era with their second match against Orlando B

Around the month of December New York City FC as well as other Major League Soccer teams announced their participation on the MLS NEXT Inaugural Season.

After finding a home venue in St. John’s University Belson Stadium, New York City FC II has signed contract for the stars of the squad and even had their first match in March.

Starting of the season New York City FC II faced a tough 2-2 Draw, that turned into a 4-3 penalty kick loss against the New England Revolution II.  Helping to navigate NYCFC II as they make their maiden voyage in the MLS NEXT Inaugural Season will be Matt Pilkington, who is the team’s Head Coach.

There will be a ton of homegrown talent to watch for on New York City FC II as Jonathan ‘JJ’ Jiminez and Nicholas ‘Nico’ Benalcazar and Samue ‘Kwaku’ Owusu will be just some of the players to watch for as the season progresses.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Press Conference from New York City FC II one of the members of the MLS NEXT League. Features thoughts from Head Coach Matt Pilkington along with Defender Samuel Owusu

Thus far the New York City FC II squad has two forwards and five midfielders, one defender and two goalkeepers all from the Tri-State area who hope to make a difference for the team.

Scoring the first ever goal for New York City FC II was John Denis, who tallied one against the New England Revolution II. Denis who had a left footed shot from the right side of the box make its way to the bottom left corner, thus making history with the squad.

New York City FC II will continue their MLS NEXT Season with a match against Orlando B on Sunday April the 3rd at 6:00 p.m. The match will be held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.

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