UPDATE: The contract extension has been officially confirmed in a press release from NYCFC
Original story: Despite only being days removed from a triumphant first-ever MLS Cup championship, the moves on New York City FC’s end have come fast and furious. We all know by now that Ismael Tajouri-Shradi will be with LAFC next season and that players such as Jesus Medina, Gudi Thorarrinson, Tony Rocha, and Juan Pablo Torres will also not be with the team in 2022.
In addition to possibly courting transfer requests for Taty Castellanos, it seems NYCFC has also begun investing in their future. According to a report from Gonzalo Martini, midfielder Nicolas “Cacha” Acevedo has signed a new, long-term deal with the Boys in Blue.
According to the report, Cacha’s new contract with New York City will see him be locked into the team through the 2025 MLS season, with a team option for the 2026 season as well. The financials on this alleged deal have not been announced, but one could think that Acevedo will see a pay bump from his previous $135,000 salary he received in 2021.
This deal could also signify a bigger role for Acevedo moving forward. Though highly touted to this point, the young Uruguayan defensive midfielder has largely lost out to competing players in his position such as James Sands and Alfredo Morales, with Keaton Parks and even Gedion Zelalem clogging up other available spots in the central midfield. However, should City have plans to move one of these players in January, it’s quite possible that this contract could see Acevedo become a more consistent presence in the midfield.
Keep it locked to Skyscraper Blues for any and all updates regarding NYCFC roster moves this offseason. It’s shaping up to be a busy one!