2022 is coming! And Skyscraper Blues is looking to expand their NYCFC coverage!
By Christian Smith
If you’re a fan of New York City FC, 2021 was the year of your life! Be it the lows of midseason slumps, or the triumph of winning an MLS Cup, City supporters ran the gamut when it came to their emotions and experience. It was a storybook year, and one we’ll all cherish for the rest of our lives.
2021 also saw the relaunch of Skyscraper Blues, a new NYCFC community that aims to be the go-to destination for news, analysis, and opinions pertaining to New York City FC. Thus far, the relaunch has been successful, but we have a long way to go and a lot of ground to make up.
Many things are coming up for NYCFC in 2022 and in order to continue our upwards trajectory, Skyscraper Blues will be looking to expand the coverage going into the new season full of new developments and competitions. With this expanding coverage, we will be seeking new writers to help with new engaging content regarding new topics and developments, as well as add on to our already existing coverage of NYCFC.
Skyscraper Blues is seeking a writer to cover NJ/NY Gotham FC
Women’s league soccer is growing at a rapid pace in the United States. While the USWNT has already solidified itself as the gold standard of the women’s international game, the NWSL is still a developing league that lacks comprehensive local coverage in many of the United States’ biggest local markets.
Such is the case with NJ/NY Gotham FC, the New York Metro’s local team. Though they share a house with NYCFC’s bitter enemies, the New York Red Bulls, Gotham FC remains New York’s only women’s soccer team. Formerly known as Sky Blue FC, Gotham FC is a one-time league champion (dating back to their WPS days), is coming off of a playoff-qualifying 2021 season. and has arguably the league’s best kits that share a color scheme with NYCFC!
Skyscraper Blues is looking for a writer with extensive knowledge of Gotham FC and will be following them throughout their 2022 campaign.
Skyscrapers Blues is also looking for a writer to cover NYCFC’s reserve team
One of the most exciting developments of this year was NYCFC announcing a reserve team that will play in MLS Next Pro beginning in 2022. Since the team’s inception, New York City has had a highly-touted youth system that has spawned current and future stars such as Gio Reyna, Joe Scally, James Sands, and Tayvon Gray just to name a few.
Unfortunately, it’s hard for young academy players to accrue a significant amount of minutes at the highest level. Such issues have made it difficult for other Homegrown signings, such as Justin Haak and Andres Jasson, to continue their development and position themselves to make massive on-the-pitch contributions in the future.
NYCFC establishing a reserve team is a huge step in the club’s youth development and will undoubtedly draw many eyes in 2022. In line with keeping a close eye on the club’s future, Skyscraper Blues is looking for a writer that can offer comprehensive coverage for what we’ll tentatively call NYCFC II. If following the Baby Blues sounds like an exciting prospect, by all means, get in touch!
New writers get to cover NYCFC as well!
Even if coverage of Gotham FC or NYCFC II is what you’ve been brought in for, that doesn’t disqualify you from sharing your opinions and analysis of NYCFC as well! In addition to your specific expertise, you will be free to contribute however much you want regarding New York City and their 2022 season, which will be packed to the brim with games given their qualification for the CONCACAF Champions League, the Campeones Cup, US Open Cup, and more!
We here at Skyscraper Blues value our writers’ individual and collective voices, and we want to hear them, no matter the topic. Don’t think that you’re forced to only cover one thing — you’re to speak about whatever it is that piques your interest.
That’s great! But how do I join Skyscraper Blues?
Glad you asked! If any of these prospects seem attractive to you, you will have to fill out a FanSided Proposal, which can be found at that link. All Proposals will be considered, no matter your experience.
We look forward to seeing your Proposals and hope you all join us for what is shaping up to be an amazing and fun 2022!