NEW YORK – New York City FC and the YES Network have created a television special entitled NYCFC – Home for the City.

The specal will premier on Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. on YES. The show will include interviews, features and other exclusive content about NYCFC.

The special will be hosted by YES’ NYCFC analyst, Ian Joy, while his NYCFC play-by-play partner, Joe Tolleson, and Joy’s fellow NYCFC analyst, Janusz Michallik, will also make appearances.

Among the highlights of the show:

* Interviews with NYCFC head coach Ronny Deila and midfielder James Sands

* A special musical performance from newly signed defender Gudmundur Thórarinsson, who will talk about the song he recently released to provide hope to all those struggling during the COVID-19 crisis

* Messages from team members including goalkeepers Sean Johnson and Brad Stuver, defender Sebastien Ibeagha and midfielder Keaton Parks to fans regarding the current state of affairs, urging people to continue to stay home and thanking the frontline workers

* A roundtable conversation with Joy, Michallik and Tolleson
A social media mailbag with YES broadcast team answering questions sent in by fans

“NYCFC – Home for the City is a show that gives fans inside access to the Club like never before,” Joy said in a statement. “The fans asked, and we at YES are providing. As a soccer fan, I want to hear from coaches and players, to get to know them and what they are like off the field. We do that on this show. What goes on behind-the-scenes at an MLS team is of great interest, and we are giving fans what they want.”