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New York City FC - The Franchise

Started on 15 April 2015 by Starlord
Latest Reply on 27 April 2015 by Icarus
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9 yearsEdited

Welcome to the Franchise!

Hello, ladies and gentlemen of FM Scout, and welcome to my newest FM save! Now, as of this moment, my Liverpool and Oldham save are no longer active, and I am wiping the slate clean and starting afresh. I am thankful for the support of both those saves, and all of the nice and helpful comments I received, it is appreciated!

But, enough of the past, it's time to introduce you to the new save!

Now, I am a big fan of the MLS. I started watching it at the start of 2015, and I have been impressed by a particular side that has been playing in the league, and that team is New York City FC. Their players seem very talented, and although I recognize people like David Villa and the future-player Frank Lampard, but there are others that I had never heard of before 2015 and that I am a fan of, like Mix Diskerud and Joshua Saunders.

And so, being the whizz-kid that I am, and with barely any knowledge of the MLS rules and players, I have decided to start my brand new save with New York City FC and write history with this club, who are basically a clean slate that I can work with.

I hope you all enjoy this save as much as I will writing it!

The Squad

12. Joshua Saunders
18. Ryan Meara
25. Erik Johansen
1. Akira Fitzgerald

16. Connor Brandt
5. Jeb Brovsky
21. Jason Hernandez
6. George John
2. Andres Mendoza
3. Kwame Watson-Siriboe
13. Josh Williams
17. Chris Wingert

22. Pablo Alvarez
20. Medhi Ballouchy
30. Javier Calle
10. Mix Diskerud
23. Matthew Dunn
11. Ned Grabavoy
4. Andrew Jacobsen
8. Frank Lampard (Designated Player)
15. Thomas McNamara
88. Kwadwo Poku
26. Sebastian Velasquez

14. Patrick Mullins
32. Adam Nemec
19. Khiry Shelton
99. Tony Taylor
7. David Villa (Designated Player)

Trophy Cabinet

Good luck mate, MLS also interests me but the rules are too much :P
Tallery: Thanks bro! Yeah, the MLS is a bit hard to get into but when you understand it, it actually is pretty fun.
Interesting team, good luck!!
Zap : Thanks mate! I appreciate it!
Good luck at MLS. Too bad the rules are way too confusing for my liking haha.
I dunno if he's good in FM but Tony Taylor is a beast irl, he's one to watch in this story, you heard it here first! ;)
Cøin : Thanks for the support mate, it seems everyone doesn't like the rules in this league, haha.

Iconic : I will definitely keep that in mind sir, and I thank you for your support!
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'We are the Future of the MLS'

New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis has confirmed that he will be staying at the club for the foreseeable future, and that he cannot wait to make history as the inaugural head coach.

Joining New York City FC as the inaugural head coach in December 2013, after declining to sign an extension contract with his previous club Real Salt Lake when his contract ended. At the official start of his contract in January 2014, Kreis traveled to Manchester and began to familiarize himself with the set-up at franchise owners Manchester City.

Jason Kreis' move to New York City came just four days after he missed out on lifting his second MLS Cup with Real Salt Lake, losing on penalty kicks to Sporting Kansas City.

We are the future of the MLS. At the start of 2015, New York City FC will bring some of the best young players in the world, both American and International. We are here to make a difference in American football and make the MLS one of the best leagues in the world. Kreis - 2015

Jason Kreis is known for his single-minded focus on football, admitting to being obsessive about game preparation before it.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman said about him in a 2011 interview,
"I don't think he watches other sports. He just met Jimmer Fredette the other day, and he didn't know who Jimmer was."
Good luck in America. I am very interested :D
wellsy1498 : Thanks mate, I am very glad you're interested.
Try sign Beckerman, he is quality
Tallery : If I can get Beckerman, then I will love this save even more.
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Bobby Convey completes move to New York

New York City FC have completed the signing of American Bobby Convey, who has been out of contract since his previous club, New York Red Bulls, declined to offer him an extension to his contract after an injury plagued 2014.

Convey attended the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and played club football for the Philadelphia Soccer Club Coppa. He was a member of the initial class of the Bradenton Academy that also included current national team members Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and DaMarcus Beasley. Together they helped lead the Under-17 Squad to a fourth-place finish in the 1999 U-17 World Cup in New Zealand.

Convey was drafted in 2000 by D.C. United of Major League Soccer. That year, he became the youngest player ever signed by MLS. Convey was originally slated to play the majority of the season with the Project-40 squad; however, as United faltered he was called upon to step in and perform almost immediately. He played 22 games for United in 2000, starting 18 of those. Convey entered his first game in United's 4–0 loss to Los Angeles Galaxy in the home opener at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on March 25, 2000 and was awarded his first start in United's 2–1 loss at the Columbus Crew on May 3, 2000.

It was not until July 4, 2000 against the Colorado Rapids that Convey served up Raúl Díaz Arce at the far post for a header past a helpless David Kramer. The teenager also was impressive against English Premier League side Newcastle United, when the Magpies visited D.C. during a pre-season training stint in the US. Convey's two assists and high work rate during that friendly were enough to draw the attention of Newcastle's famed manager Bobby Robson. In four and a half seasons in MLS, Convey finished with eight goals and 16 assists.

Convey looked set to move to Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League in the summer of 2003, when the London club agreed to a $3 million move with MLS, but the transfer stalled when his work permit application was denied due to his lack of appearances with the senior national team. Then, on July 22, 2004, after five seasons with D.C. United, Convey signed a three-year contract with Reading, who were then playing in the Championship. His transfer fee was around £900,000, the highest paid by Reading up to that date.

Convey made his debut for his new club in a 1–0 loss away to West Ham United, coming on as a substitute. He made his first start a few days later during a 1–0 Reading victory over Sheffield United on August 14, 2004. However, the start of his career in England lacked distinction, as Convey made only seven starts and 15 substitute appearances during the 2004–05 season.

Convey entered the 2005–06 season in much better form, with a starting place in the team, and he helped the Royals win the Championship title setting a new English record of 106 points in 46 games to gain promotion to the Premier League for the 2006–07 season. Convey's first goals for the club came during a 5–0 victory over Millwall.

Convey's first season in the Premier League started with Reading's 3-2 win over Middlesbrough on August 19, 2006. However, Convey missed much of the remainder of the season following a training ground injury in October 2006 and subsequent knee operations.

He returned from injury on July 28, 2007, playing the first half in a pre-season friendly match against Brighton, appearing "comfortable and in good shape", according to the team's match report. He returned to competitive football for Reading in the club's 1-0 victory over Everton on August 18, 2007. On February 6, 2009, Convey and Reading reached a mutual agreement on Convey's release from the club.

Four days after being released by Reading, Convey returned to MLS, signing with the San Jose Earthquakes. He scored his first goal for the Quakes on April 11, 2009, against the Chicago Fire, while playing left-back. In 2010, Convey recorded 10 assists and was given the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award. After a fractious relationship with manager Frank Yallop, it was announced that Convey would not be returning to San Jose for the 2012 season. In his three seasons at the club Convey appeared in 75 league matches and scored 3 goals.

On December 2, 2011, Sporting Kansas City announced that it had acquired Convey in exchange for use of an international roster slot during the 2012 season.

On May 16, 2013, Toronto FC announced that it had acquired Convey from Sporting KC in exchange for a third round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. In his only season in Toronto Convey appeared in 21 matches and tallied 1 goal and 4 assists.

On December 13, 2013 Convey was traded to New York along with a 2014 MLS SuperDraft 2nd-round pick in exchange for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft first-round pick and a 2016 MLS SuperDraft third-round pick.
What an update! The detail is immense! He will also provide a very nice signing!

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