On Saturday, August 29th, 28 players from the Rough Riders Academy teams and their friends, families and coaches attended the MLS game at Yankee Stadium between NYCFC and Columbus Crew. As an NYCFC Youth Affiliate Club, the Rough Riders had a complete private section to themselves to enjoy the game from. Many of our Rough Riders got creative by creating posters and banners for the game, for their efforts they were rewarded with exclusive NYCFC t-shirts, bags and other memorabilia.
With over 150 people representing the Rough Riders we also had the largest group in attendance among the rest of the NCYFC youth affiliate clubs. The game against Columbus Crew marked the start of the upcoming Affiliate development league, which starts in two weeks’ time. The Rough Riders academy teams play their first game of the season away from home against New York Soccer Club on Sunday, September 13th. The players will be hoping to emulate the performances of the NYCFC and Columbus Crew players when they are next on the field!
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