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23 predictions for 2023

Join us as we gaze into our size-1 crystal ball and look into the future of NYCFC.

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We all have our annual traditions. As New York City FC prepares for the start of the 2023 MLS season by scouring the Earth for the finest footballers Targeted Allocation Money can buy, the staff here at Hudson River Blue took our crystal ball out of its velvet-lined mahogany case and asked it to tell us about the year that lies ahead.

Last year, the spirits guided us to make 22 predictions for 2022, and a shocking 14 of them proved to be true (more or less). The all started in 2015, when our colleagues made 15 predictions, two of which actually happened. A few years later, the spirits riddled us “five things that will definitely happen.” While only one of those things took place that year, two more of happened much later

You better sit down, because what you’re about to read is going to haunt you for the rest of the year.

23 predictions for 2023

  1. Things will feel weird. The roster rebuild, the Apple TV broadcasts, the stadium that’s no longer the object of obsessive speculation: There’s no escaping that the start of the season will be a little off.
  2. The price of a can of beer at Yankee Stadium will cross the $20 threshold. 
  3. The roster rebuild won’t be completed before the start of the season, and after a bumpy March (#CushingOut) some key signings will set up the team for the longest winning streak in club history (#CushingIn).

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