You may be asking yourself, “When is NYCFC going to sign a new player?”
Maybe you’ve been watching with envy as other clubs around MLS fortified their rosters.
Western Conference basement-dwellers Colorado Rapids added Djordje Mihailovic as a Designated Player while also signing Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen; the hated Red Bulls tapped into their multi-club network to add Swedish star Emil Forsberg as a Designated Player; FC Cincinnati replaced Yerson Mosquera at center back by signing free agent Miles Robinson away from Atlanta United; and big names like Luis Suarez and Hugo Lloris joined Inter Miami CF and LAFC, respectively.
Meanwhile in New York City, there have been a slew of player rumors—you can catch up on nearly all of them here in our handy NYCFC Transfer Tracker—but the club has yet to make a significant new winter signing.
No new non-Homegrown players (no offense intended, Zidane Yañez) have been added to the roster despite NYCFC missing the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2015.
This has led to some noticeable angst among the online contingent of NYCFC supporters, with pleas to “sign some players” growing in number by the day. Don’t believe me? Look at the replies to literally any post NYCFC decides to share on social media right now.