The YES Network will broadcast WIN!, a documentary chronicling the birth of New York City FC and its inaugural Major League Soccer season Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.
The film will following the YES Network’s NYCFC-Columbus Crew match coverage, which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.
WIN! gives fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the franchise in its infancy from 2014 and 2015, when it began building its roster and its business operations from scratch, signed its coaching staff, and made its way through its first training camp and MLS season playing home matches at Yankee Stadium.
Deploying a “fly-on-the-wall” approach, WIN! showcases the ambitious project and what it takes to build a professional sports franchise from the ground up.
The movie follows top executives, including NYCFC sporting director Claudio Reyna, the club’s first employee, the players that came together to form the first MLS team within the five boroughs and the front office personnel who helped bring to life the next chapter in New York City’s soccer history.
The independent film crew led by award-winning director Justin Webster was given unfettered access, allowing viewers to follow the action on the pitch and in the office that rarely has been seen: business calls, staff and team meetings, practices and matches.
It features several high-profile players, including standouts David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo as the team made its mark in New York.