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David Villa helps New York City FC unveil inaugural kit

World Cup and Champions League winner David Villa helped New York City FC unveil their inaugural team kit yesterday.

Former Barcelona and Valencia star Villa will headline the NYCFC roster alongside Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, currently playing on-loan with Manchester City.

Produced by adidas, the jersey has a clean, classic look, in iconic City Blue, with white and dark blue detailing, as the Club continues the tradition of soccer in New York City.

The jersey features the Club's badge, chosen by fans, which is inspired by the old New York City Subway Token, created by the Transit Authority in 1953 and used for 50 years as the standard fare for a ride.

The last version of the token had a cut out pentagon in the center representing the five boroughs, similar to what appears on either side of the monogram, to reinforce the Club's connection to the entire city.

New York City FC's Sporting Director, Claudio Reyna, said: "We are delighted with the look and feel of our first home uniform, which we hope our fans will love as much as we do.

"Presenting it for the first time makes us even more excited about our first season in MLS and seeing our team wearing it on the field."

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