Official NYCFC Academy Thread

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I hope we can sign some of these guys...
we have their home grown rights dont we? it all depends how long they want to stay in school and if they are good enough.
 
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This Saturday will see New York City FC will take on the New York Red Bulls in the first ever New York Academy Derby presented by BODYARMOR and adidas.

The meeting will see both clubs U-15’s and U-17’s face each other, while a trophy will be presented to the winner of the U-17’s match.

The event will take place on May 15 at Red Bulls Training Facility, but no outside visitors will be able to attend the event due to health and safety protocols.

There will be a livestream available, with the U-15’s kicking off at 2 PM ET and the U-17’s match starting at 4 PM ET.
 

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What are our thoughts on MLS starting an MLS2 in a couple of years?
And what are the chances that we are one of the 14 MLS clubs to field a team?
 

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What are our thoughts on MLS starting an MLS2 in a couple of years?
And what are the chances that we are one of the 14 MLS clubs to field a team?
We are 100% one of the MLS2 teams.

Why only 14?
There are some teams like Red Bulls that have invested significantly in their USL clubs. I think its safe to say that the USL Championship will be a higher quality competition at least initially. League is not mandating participation to not penalized those clubs. Everyone else probably just being cheap.
 
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What if the academy players aren’t pros. They can’t play against professionals right? If they want to keep their college eligibility
 

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What if the academy players aren’t pros. They can’t play against professionals right? If they want to keep their college eligibility
Thats probably why they are doing this league, technically they going against other kids not pros. Although USL Championship seems to have some type of contract that maintains eligibility for the players. I think I recall reading this during MLS Draft time. So maybe they can do that as well for MLS 2 league. They can go against pro's but i think their team cannot pay any player on the squad, IIRC that was the rule.

Id watch if nycfc has a team in this league.
 
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Was reading about Brentford last night. Tbey don’t have an Academy anymore. They sign 17-20 year old cast offs that they think fit their Moneyball model. Tbeyve made about $130 million in transfer profit using this strategy in 7 years.
Curious to see when an MLS team goes Moneyball
 

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Was reading about Brentford last night. Tbey don’t have an Academy anymore. They sign 17-20 year old cast offs that they think fit their Moneyball model. Tbeyve made about $130 million in transfer profit using this strategy in 7 years.
Curious to see when an MLS team goes Moneyball
i think MLS roster rules limit you on that front.
 

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Was reading about Brentford last night. Tbey don’t have an Academy anymore. They sign 17-20 year old cast offs that they think fit their Moneyball model. Tbeyve made about $130 million in transfer profit using this strategy in 7 years.
Curious to see when an MLS team goes Moneyball
PRoblem is that if this doesn't work. now you're stuck with a bunch of castoffs and would be harder to make the money back.

But I guess it's better than the alternative hah
 
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On pulling a Moneyball?
yes, you cant just pay for a bunch of players ( even on the cheap). you need right amount of international spots, you have to have right GAM/ TAM amount if its players from other team. Or wait until they are released. even if its players on another league, someone else may have their discovery right so you have to pay for that. If its a US national team player you have the priority list as well.
 

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What if the academy players aren’t pros. They can’t play against professionals right? If they want to keep their college eligibility
I thought many of the USL2 teams field college players over the summer.
 
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