This past month, the Long Island Rough Riders completed their inaugural season for the Academy program participating in the Affiliate Development League run by New York City FC. As part of the Affiliate Development League, the Rough Riders were able to benefit from both on the field and off the field guidance from NYCFC and also from Manchester City Football Club Youth Director Rodolfo Borrell. Over the course of the 2015-2016 season the Rough Riders played against 10 other clubs in the northeast region while sharpening their skills. The program has been very useful to the kids as they continue to evolve as players. The Rough Riders will be continuing their participation in the Affiliate Development League and with teams from 2007 through to 2004.