It’s been a busy week for New York City FC. Nick Cushing and former NYCFC player Medhi Ballouchy were both named senior assistant coaches for the 2020 season. Gedion Zelalem was officially signed after some speculation. Ronny Deila has also finally joined the team, leading me to believe that his visa has been approved.
And now, we have a comprehensive list of all players that will suit up for NYCFC in the Florida Cup this week!
The Florida Cup roster will consist of 21 first-team players in addition to 10 Academy players and 5 trialists, the latter of which also include 2020 MLS SuperDraft picks Jesus Perez and Felicien Dumas. Notable absences include forward Taty Castellanos, DP winger Jesus Medina, and starting GK Sean Johnson who all are currently with their respective national teams and will report to preseason training after their international duties have been completed.
Here’s a full list of the Florida Cup roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Luis Barraza, Cody Mizell*, Brad Stuver
Defenders (12): Kamran Acito^, Prince Amponsah^, Alexander Callens, Maxime Chanot, Felicien Dumas~, Tayvon Gray, Sebastien Ibeagha, Ronald Matarrita, James Sands, Joe Scally, DJ Taylor*, Anton Tinnerholm
Midfielders (12): Cooper Flax^, Andre Fortune*, Justin Haak, Colman Kim^, Julio Lansade^, Maxi Moralez, Keaton Parks, Tony Rocha, Alexander Ring, Joe Suchecki^, Juan Pablo Torres, Gedion Zelalem
Forwards (9): Osaze De Rosario^, Tijani Fatah^, Héber, Andres Jasson^, Nicholas Kapanadze^, Gary Mackay-Steven, Alexandru Mitriță , Jesus Perez~, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
^ Academy Player
~ Unsigned MLS SuperDraft Pick
NYCFC will face off against Brazilian giants Corinthians and Palmeiras on January 15 and January 18, respectively.