New York City FC arrived in Mexico today as they prepare for a friendly against Liga MX team, Club Necaxa. The match is scheduled for Friday evening at 9:30pm ET at Estadio Victoria in Aguascalientes. The friendly will be televised live on YES Network.
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In addition to the members of the NYCFC First Team squad, the Club brought with them four players from USL affiliate Wilmington Hammerheads FC.
GK: Eirik Johansen, Andre Rawls
DEF: RJ Allen, Andoni Iraola, Diego Martinez, Jefferson Mena, Ethan White, Peabo Doue (WHH), Michael Mecham (WHH)
MID: Mehdi Ballouchy, Federico Bravo, Mix Diskerud, Mikey Lopez, Tommy McNamara, Andrea Pirlo, Logan Miller (WHH)
ATT: Khiry Shelton, David Villa, Kyle Parker (WHH)
Patrick Vieira, New York City FC Coach, said:
“We are looking forward to our friendly against Club Necaxa. They are a very talented team which will provide us with a challenging match. While there is an international break, this gives us the opportunity to help keep our rhythm on the field and spend time together as a group.”
Claudio Reyna, New York City FC Sporting Director, added:
“We are anticipating a competitive match and want to thank Club Necaxa for giving us this opportunity. As we gear up for the playoffs, this game will be a good test for us. We’re excited to get the chance to play in a different market in front of passionate soccer fans.”
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