Statement from Hal Steinbrenner - congratulations to NYCFC for winning the 2021 MLS Cup

December 14th, 2021

“The New York Yankees applaud the entire NYCFC organization for bringing the MLS Cup home to the great city of New York. Since NYCFC’s founding, we have been extremely proud partners with City Football Group, which truly sets the standard in world football. We especially offer our heartfelt congratulations to City Football Group’s dedicated leadership team, including Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO Ferran Soriano and Board Member Marty Edelman, who is also Vice Chairman of NYCFC, as well as all of the NYCFC staff members who contributed to this incredible group effort. As an NYCFC Board Member, I want to recognize my colleagues on the board for the roles they played in this tremendous accomplishment. 

“We also want to acknowledge the outstanding work of NYCFC CEO Brad Sims, Sporting Director David Lee, Head Coach Ronny Deila and the entire roster of NYCFC players, who displayed incredible grit and determination during their compelling playoff run, which culminated with three thrilling and hard-fought victories on the road. We are equally excited for NYCFC’s fans, who have provided unwavering support since the club’s inception and rightfully share in this success.”