New York City FC will kick off and finish its pre-season in Florida this year.
The MLS club will fly to Florida this Sunday to begin preparation for the Florida Cup which features matches against Brazilian sides Corinthians and Palmeiras.
Head coach Ronny Deila’s men will head out west to California for two weeks. NYCFC will train in Santa Barbara from Jan. 21-30 before heading to Los Angeles until Feb. 5.
The team will play two closed doors friendlies in Los Angeles – one against Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium on Jan. 31 and the other against a team to be named later.
NYCFC will circle back to Florida for a stay in Boca Raton from Feb. 8-18. The team will wrap up its preseason fixture list with another closed door match against MLS expansion side Inter Miami CF.
From there, the team will depart to Costa Rica to play AD San Carlos in its first foray into Concacaf Champions League on Feb. 20.