NYCFC has been waiting for a long time for Frank Lampard. he was signed as the club’s first player but has only now actually made it to NYC. Now he’s here, over injuries that stopped him playing last week and yes that famous debut has taken place, see the video. The fans were ecstatic as he ran on. While he acquitted himself honorably he didn’t manage to bring the game home for his new team and NYCFC went down to Montreal 3-2
NYCFC is relying a lot on its prestigious imported players who are slowly taking their place in their new team. In it opening season the team hasn’t been awful but it hasn’t swept all before it either though that probably would have been too much to hope for. With Frank Lampard on board, along with other imports and famed Italian player Andrea Pilo due to start with the team as soon as possible, who knows what will happen over the next few games.
One thing is for sure, soccer fans in NYC and fans of NYCFC in particualr are prepared to give their new team lots of leeway as it starts to establish itself. New York’s soccer teams want to start to make their mark in the game that is the most glamorous and prestitigous in the world at an elite level.