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NYCFC forced to move September 23 match against Dynamo to Hartford

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New York City FC’s September 23 home game will be played over two hours away from their home stadium.

The club was forced to change the venue of their game against the Houston Dynamo from Yankee Stadium to Pratt and Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut due to a rescheduled New York Yankees game on the same day.

“Hartford is a great soccer city which has hosted many important international games – I played there in a couple of games for the National Team many years ago – and it was always a wonderful place to play with a fantastic atmosphere and environment,” NYCFC sporting director Claudio Reyna said.  “We’re looking forward to playing there and having our fans come out and support the team in Hartford.”

The stadium in Connecticut is home to the University of Connecticut football team and last played host to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s pre-Gold Cup friendly against Ghana on July 1.


  1. The rescheduled Yankees game isn’t the same day as NYCFC’s game, it’s two days later. The conflict is due to the length of time it takes to convert the field from soccer to baseball.

    NYCFC is a great deal for the Yankees, who get more revenue out of the stadium and more content for their TV network. I guess it’s been good for MLS; the blue boys draw pretty well and have gotten some headlines with Villa, Lampard and Pirlo. But it really is old school MLS, when most teams were tenants/second class citizens, and were playing on fields that weren’t good for soccer.

    Team Abu Dhabi needs to just buck up to the tune of say $500 million and build its own place to play.


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