1. This is the only time NYCFC will face the Sounders this season, and only the second time Seattle will ever visit Yankee Stadium. Last year, NYCFC picked up a 2-0 victory away at CenturyLink Field.
2. David Villa is on the cusp of 50 MLS goals for NYCFC. In fact, his tally currently stands at 49. You want to miss #50? No way.
3. This is the first home match following the international break… FINALLY!
4. This is the final home match before the first regular season-edition of the New York Derby. Come cheer, get loud, and give NYCFC a proper send-off before their trip to New Jersey.
5. The Seattle Sounders are the reigning MLS Cup Champions. You know what they say: You gotta beat the best to be the best.
6. Yangel Herrera is back with NYCFC after guiding Venezuela to the finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Herrera won the Bronze Ball, given to the tournament’s third-best player.
7. NYCFC have scored the second-most goals in the Eastern Conference. Seattle have given up the third-most in the West. There could be some fireworks at Yankee Stadium this weekend.
8. Potential U.S. Men’s National Team teammates will be facing off. NYCFC’s Tommy McNamara and Sean Johnson are on the USMNT’s provisional Gold Cup roster alongside Seattle’s Cristian Roldan, Jordan Morris, and Clint Dempsey.
9. It’s Pride Night. Support your team, your community, and your city. Show the world #WeAreOne.