Saturday, May 25, 2013


Rivera greets Manchester City player Vieira

5/24/13, "With expansion team, Major League Soccer getting bigger in Big Apple," Denver Post, Nick Groke

"News dropped like a boulder in a lake when Major League Soccer said this week it's adding a 20th team that will start play in 2015 — the neatly named New York City FC.

The announcement really put the Major in MLS. The league, as was long rumored, added a second team to the biggest market in the United States. And equally big on the news meter, the new team's ownership group combines two monster-sized teams.

NYCFC will be majority owned by Manchester City of the English Premier League (one of the biggest-payroll soccer teams in the world), with a 75 percent stake. The remaining 25 percent piece of the pie will be owned by the New York Yankees (the highest-spending baseball team in the world).", Mariano Rivera greets Manchester City's Patrick Vieira during practice last week in New York, ap


Rivera thought soccer was his main sport:

11/22/11, "Yankees' Rivera a big hit at Ridgefield charity event,", Richard Gregory, photos

"Rivera was in town on Monday evening to speak at the Ridgefield Friends of Best Buddies fundraising event....The highlight of the evening was the light-hearted question-and-answer period between Rivera and the kids in the audience.

...Here are a few of the questions and Rivera's responses:

What is your second-best sport?

"Baseball," Rivera said with a laugh. "My best? Soccer. I always thought soccer was my main sport, and baseball came second.""

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