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F.C. New York
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Full name F.C. New York
Founded 2009
Stadium James M. Shuart Stadium
Hempstead, New York
(Capacity: 13,000)
Owners United States Jo-Ellen Treiber
United States Doug Petersen
Head Coach United States Don O'Riordan
League USL First Division
2011 inaugural season
Home colors
Away colors

F.C. New York is an American professional soccer team based in Hempstead, New York, United States. Initially set to begin play in 2010 as an expansion member of the USL First Division, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid[1], the team announced that it would not be ready in time to make its debut in 2010, and is instead aiming for a 2011 debut instead.

FC New York has a commitment with Hofstra University to utilize James M. Shuart Stadium and their state-of-the-art training facilities. The 13,000 seat stadium will host league and international exhibition matches. Plans also include the establishment of their youth academy, hiring staff, player recruitment and indentifying sponsors.

Crest

According to an official press release, the FC New York shield is representative of the flag of the borough of Queens (part of New York City), although the club is located and will play in Hempstead, Nassau County, rather than Queens (its intended home). The blue background with a horizontal white stripe is symbolic of Queens' first Dutch governor Willem Kieft, who acquired the area from the Native Americans. The first settlers of Queens are represented by the two flowers - the tulip, emblematic of the Dutch, and the Tudor rose of the English. The Queen's crown signifies the name of the county and borough of Queens.

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References

  1. ^ "USL-1 headed to New York City" (in english). uslsoccer.com. 2009-04-01. http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/317726.html. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
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