2018 Newcomer of the Year: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi

Three names. One big city impact.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi has been named NYCFC’s Newcomer of the Year for 2018.

The Swiss-born attacker earned the award following an outstanding debut season in MLS.

Whether situated as a super sub or a starting striker, the 24-year-old, known as “Isi” for short, was nothing short of a human highlight reel – often popping up at just the right time to the tune of 11 goals and 3 assists in 27 regular season matches played.

Ismael upped his game when it mattered most as well, launching this stunning rocket to give New York City liftoff in the knockout round match vs. Philadelphia at Yankee Stadium on Halloween night.