Earlier today, NYCFC announced that they had signed highly touted Academy defender/midfielder Tayvon Gray to a Homegrown Contract with the club.
Gray, who is still only 17, has had much hype around him for the past year. In the lead-up to the 2019 season, we ran a piece covering Gray’s impressive outing with the USMNT U-17 side during the Nike International Friendlies last year in Brazil. Since then, the Bronx native has been a stalwart with the Baby Yanks, participating in the U-17 World Cup earlier this year.
Primarily a center back but also able to play as a holding midfielder and even as a right back, Gray is a versatile player whom NYCFC can definitely find a use for almost immediately should the climate be ripe for experimentation.
Joining James Sands, Justin Haak, and the Bundesliga-bound Joe Scally, Gray becomes NYCFC’s fourth-ever HGP signing in the team’s history.