NYCFC: 3 things we learned from the disappointing Hudson River Derby draw

-NYCFC and the Red Bulls both needed the three points when they played the final Hudson River Derby of the season

-Instead, the result ended in a 0-0 draw

-Here are three things we learned from the match

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1. NYCFC might want to pull a Yankees move by playing the youth  

New York City FC’s 0-0 draw against the Red Bulls was another disappointing result.  While they are not mathematically eliminated yet from the playoffs, it feels like they are.  At this point, it might make sense to start planning for the following year. 

Now, this may be controversial, but the Pigeons should pull a move right out of the New York Yankees’ playbook.  Currently, the baseball team is also not mathematically eliminated from the postseason.  It is only a matter of time before that happens.  The team that wears pinstripes decided to play their youth, so that has been the case for the last few weeks.

Funny enough, the results have been better for the Yankees.  Hence, NYCFC should do the same, and see which of their younger players might be able to cut out in MLS. 

Notably, there are restrictions on who the club can call up from the MLS Next Pro side.  Some first-team players play predominantly for NYCFC II.  Therefore, Cushing should call some of them up, and allow them to play with the first team.  They would be the only ones available due to the roster freeze for the league too. 

Also, give those who are on the bench a chance to start.  At this time, there is no harm in doing so.  The season is already a lost cause; the draw in the derby basically confirmed it.

New York City FC needs to plan for the future.  Give the youth a chance, and maybe someone will shock everyone with their talent.