The New York City FC is one of two MLS franchises in New York. They are one of the newer teams to the league and have been able to put together an impressive record for an expansion franchise. But with the departure of David Villa, does the club have what it takes to continue its winning ways?
Learn more about this franchise, including whether experts give the New York City FC odds to make playoffs again in 2019. Also, learn about the future of New York City FC betting at New York online sportsbooks.
Expansion Franchise That Came Out the Gates Fast
The New York City FC is the 20th expansion franchise for the MLS, having just started play in 2015. After a login inaugural campaign, the team went on to post winning records for the last three years, making the conference semifinals each year.
The team had been led by Spanish World Cup-winning Striker David Villa. Villa was the team captain and score 80 goals for the team since their inception. He left the team after the 2018 season. This leaves a significant gap in the squad, making some wonder if they will be able to recover to make the playoffs again in 2019.
Outlook for 2019 and Beyond
With the departure of Villa from the team, the team is going in a younger direction with the average age of the team now about 23. Alexandru Mitrita was signed in the offseason as a replacement, but there are some that wonder if this team will have enough talent to compete.
Since the team appears to be going in a new direction, we will designate them in a bit of a rebuilding period. Reaction has been mixed, but we join the group of experts that give the New York City FC odds to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2015. However, if the team happens to gel sooner than expected, they could continue their streak.
Betting on the New York City FC at New York Sportsbooks
Online sports betting is not presently allowed in New York, but that is expected to change in 2019 as the legislature is considering multiple bills to regulate online sports betting. Once passed, we expect New York City FC betting to commence during 2020 with NY online sportsbooks giving New York City FC odds on all regular seasons and postseason games.
You’ll be able to bet moneylines, correct score, goals, and more. If you’re not a NY FC fan, no problem! NY online sportsbooks will take action on all MLS games and all teams. Keep in mind, you must be physically located in New York to bet at online sportsbooks, but once inside the state you can bet on your favorite MLS teams.