NYCFC fans should get excited about the new signings

  • Some of NYCFC's new signings have plenty of potential
  • Supporters should be excited about the players
Jovan Mijatović of NYCFC
Jovan Mijatović of NYCFC / RONNY HARTMANN/GettyImages

New York City FC has been active during the offseason and has a full squad heading into the opening match against Charlotte FC on Saturday. There are many things to be excited about, especially with the steps taken towards the new stadium. However, with some new faces on the squad, fans should be pumped to see the Boys in Blue as they enter their 10th season in Major League Soccer.  

NYCFC has some exciting signings

NYCFC's best signing so far was midfielder Hannes Wolf from Borussia Mönchengladbach. The young 24-year-old already has years of experience playing in Europe and has now decided to make the move to MLS. With Gladbach, he played with the club since 2020, recording 69 appearances in all competitions while logging in five goals and three assists.   

He had also previously played with both RB Leipzig and FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Red Bulls football organization while also playing in some European competitions. His contribution to the midfield will be a huge plus as Wolf is entering the prime of his career as he aims to be the next big thing in MLS. 

Another move that fans should be stoked about is the signing of the young Serbian Jovan Mijatović. He’s just coming off a Champions League campaign with Red Star Belgrade and has been one of the best young players from Serbia. Since his first season with the first team in 2022, the forward has totaled 36 appearances, scoring ten goals and three assists.   

This includes eight goals and two assists this season in the Super Liga Srbije. He also made four appearances in the Champions League and two in the Europa League, all at 18. It may be too soon to start him immediately in the lineup, but he will be good competition for Mounsef Bakrar. There is also an option to start the two strikers at the same time.

NYCFC has also brought in other players, including Agustín Ojeda and Strahinja Tanasijević while adding two keepers in Tomás Romero and Alex Rando. Ojeda generally plays in the winger position as he is set to compete with his fellow Argentine Julián Fernández for playing time.   

With Tanasijević, he is expected to rotate at center back with both Thiago Martins and Birk Risa after also playing in Europe, including Serbia, Italy, and France. Romero and Rando are to compete with Luis Barraza for the second keeper spot, with Matt Freese set to take the number one spot heading into the new season.