Four moves NYCFC should make before the 2022 MLS Season
By Christian Smith
The 2021 MLS season has come and gone, with New York City FC reigning supreme as the league’s champions. As the team and its fans bask in the victory of winning Major League Soccer’s most prestigious prize, the focus has already been placed on the future. 2022 is expected to be a big year for the Boys in Blue, as the team will be competing in its second CONCACAF Champions League and will also be looking to potentially repeat as MLS Cup champions.
Some roster moves have already been announced, with Jesus Medina, Gudi Thorarrinson, Juan Pablo Torres, and Tony Rocha already being confirmed as being let go by the club. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi also departed the club after being selected as the fifth and final pick by Charlotte FC in the MLS Expansion Draft, before promptly being transferred over to LAFC in exchange for $400k.
These moves aren’t the gist of it — they are only the beginning. Recent reports suggest that NYCFC has only just gotten started when it comes to retooling for a busy and truncated 2022 season. But what moves should the team be making?
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