This the most exciting time of the year to be a sports fan: Football is back in the States, fútbol is well underway in the rest of the world, the NHL and NBA jumpstart their seasons, the MLB playoffs are in full swing, and, of course, the MLS Cup Playoffs are here.
And with the MLS Cup Playoffs comes the inevitabile appearance of New York City Football Club. The Pigeons soared into the postseason for the seventh consecutive year after finishing as the No 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
There is so much for us fans to be excited about, so I asked interim head coach Nick Cushing what enthralled him the most before NYCFC’s Round One matchup versus Inter Miami CF. His answer was simple. “Playing in front of our home fans always excites me,” Cushing said. “Our atmosphere, our fans, the noise, and the feel we get together…I’m excited for that”