NYCFC news roundup: MLS Opening Day and Wendy's

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New York City FC has begun the 2024 Major League Soccer season. The opener did not go the way they wanted to, but there is some news to go over.

Here is the next NYCFC news roundup.

NYCFC news roundup: MLS Opening Day and Wendy's

NYCFC honors John Denis

Before NYCFC took the field to play against Charlotte FC, the Starting XI did a wonderful thing. As many know, NYCFC II player John Denis is battling cancer. The player and his family requested help with his treatments, and many have responded to the call for help.

Before the match began, the Pigeons got together for their usual team photo. However, they also held a jersey with Denis' name and number on the back. This was a beautiful gesture by the Boys in Blue, for it shows they want Denis to know they are thinking of him.

This is proof that everyone under the umbrella of NYCFC is a part of the club. It is unknown what the team is doing to help Denis, but this moment speaks volumes.

NYCFC's loss to Charlotte FC

NYCFC's 1-0 loss to Charlotte FC was not a good way to start the 2024 campaign. It has been repeated many times, but on paper, the Pigeons were the better side. Alas, the home team remains unbeaten against the visitors. Somehow, they have figured out a way to win four times in five games.

The Pigeons will not see Charlotte again until the end of April. This gives Nick Cushing plenty of time to figure out a plan to grab that first win. Whether that will happen is yet to be seen.

NYCFC has a new sponsor

When one thinks of breakfast food in New York, bagels tend to come to mind. So, what did NYCFC do? The club announced their new partnership with Wendy's. The fast-food chain has become "the Official Quick-Service Restaurant Breakfast Partner of the Club."

This is an interesting move, for Wendy's does not have bagels. Of course, the team probably needed to partner with a larger food chain to have any benefits of the sponsorship.

This move will see the popular chain featured in multiple places regarding NYCFC, including the stadium. Will fans eventually be able to buy the food at games? This is unknown, for the Pigeons are merely renters at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. Maybe this will be the case down the road...