Shay Facey's Loan Extended to End of 2015 Major League Soccer Season

Shay Facey

NEW YORK | New York City FC are pleased to announce defender Shay Facey has extended his loan for the remainder of the 2015 Major League Soccer season.

Facey had originally been on loan from Manchester City FC’s Elite Development Squad through June 30.

“I’m really excited to be staying in New York,” Facey said. “It gives me a chance to keep learning and continue playing first-team football at a really high level. This is a fantastic place to be, the fans are incredible and it feels like we are building something very special.”

The 20-year-old center back has made nine appearances for New York City FC (4-7-5; 17 points) this season. Facey has started the last five matches and has seven starts this campaign.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that Shay will continue to be an integral part of our club for the remainder of the season,” head coach Jason Kreis said. “Shay has put in some really strong performances, especially in the last three or four games. He’s a young player and it’s a testament to his talent that he’s adjusted so quickly to MLS.”

New York City FC, currently on a three-match win streak having suffered just one loss in their last six matches, return to the field against the Red Bulls on Sunday. Kickoff is 5 p.m. EDT from Yankee Stadium. Tickets, starting as low as $25, are still available.