Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg was chuffed at the announcement of MLS expansion franchise New York City FC.
â€śItâ€™s another great day for New York,â€ť said Mayor Bloomberg. â€śJust one thing after another in the last decade.
â€śIt really has changed New York City, and itâ€™s given us the venues for lots of different events. And hopefully weâ€™ll get a soccer stadium. Iâ€™m sure we will, and that will give us another place to have great events.â€ť
He added: â€śTeams always bring great economic benefits. Sports are a big thing in a lot of peoplesâ€™ lives and certainly soccer is one of the biggest things.â€ť