New York City FC Confirms Traveling Preseason Roster & Additional Preseason Friendly


New York City FC today announced its preseason roster ahead of the 2024 season.

The Club arrived in Tampa, Florida earlier this week for training camp.

29 players make this season’s preseason roster in Tampa. One Academy player, two New York City FC II players, and one trialist will join the First Team this year. MLS SuperDraft selections Malachi Jones and Taylor Calheira have traveled with the team.

Newly signed Midfielder Hannes Wolf will report to camp upon receipt of his P-1 Visa. Midfielder James Sands, currently with the U.S. Men’s National Team, will join preseason after its January camp. Defender Mitja Ilenič traveled to Tampa with the team but then briefly departed camp to meet up with Slovenia’s Men’s National Team for its friendly against the United States in San Antonio.

Midfielder Maxi Moralez is continuing rehab in Argentina from his ACL injury and is expected to join the team later in preseason. Forward Thiago Andrade, Midfielder Nicolas Acevedo and Goalkeeper Cody Mizell are not currently with the team as the Club is negotiating potential transfers for each player.

New York City FC will now open their 2024 preseason friendly slate against Ecuadorian side Barcelona S.C. on Wednesday, January 24, followed by an encounter against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, January 27.

The full travel roster is listed below:

Goalkeepers (4): Luis Barraza, Matt Freese, Will Meyer#, Alex Rando

Defenders (8): Drew Baiera, Tayvon Gray, Rio Hope-Gund^, Mitja Ilenič, Thiago Martins, Christian McFarlane, Kevin O’Toole, Birk Risa

Midfielders (7): Jacob Arroyave^, Maximo Carrizo, Justin Haak, Keaton Parks, Andrés Perea, Santiago Rodriguez, Jonny Shore

Forwards (10): Mounsef Bakrar, Adam Basse^, Taylor Calheira * , Julián Fernández, Andres Jasson, Malachi Jones * , Alonso Martínez, Talles Magno, Gabriel Segal, Zidane Yañez

^ NYCFC Academy/NYCFC II Player
# Trialist
* MLS SuperDraft Selection

Preseason Key Dates

Wednesday, January 24 – Friendly v. Barcelona S.C. (Behind Closed Doors)

Saturday, January 27 – Friendly v. Philadelphia Union (Behind Closed Doors)

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