NEW YORK — The New York City Football Club won the Eastern Conference regular season for the first time in the five-year history of the club. As the top seed, NYCFC earned a playoff bye in the opening round, but the club was foiled in the conference semifinals by Toronto FC.
The coach who guided City to the franchise’s best season may now be on his way out. During his postgame news conference, Dome Torrent intimated the Toronto loss could very well have been his final match with the club. When asked if he had a desire to return for the 2020 season, Torrent was not vague with his response.
“It’s not important. They are ready for another coach,” Torrent said. “This season was a tough, tough season for us, for everybody. Many things happened, but the people don’t know that.”
Pro Soccer USA’s Glenn Crooks has followed the club home, away and at their weekly training sessions. He will share Torrent’s comments and speak with Joe Tolleson, the team’s TV voice on the YES Network.
Torrent told Tolleson after the loss to Toronto FC: “That is soccer. Good luck next year.”
Crooks will also be joined by Tom Scholes, author of the new book, “Stateside Soccer: A Definitive History of Soccer in the United States of America.”
“MLS was so desperate to get a New York metropolitan side in they approached the owners of the Mets and Yankees,” Scholes says. “The Mets turned the opportunity down. They didn’t think it would be worth their time.”