Later this week, will begin its countdown of the top 10 stories of 2022.

Will it be New York City FC after surviving the departure of head coach Ronny Deila and striker Taty Castellanos?

Or maybe it will be the team’s announcement of a new stadium in Willets Point.

Or perhaps it will be the Red Bulls, who reached the playoffs again without a star player.

There were plenty of stories in the metro area, including the Long Island Rough Riders’ run to the USL League Two final and the abysmal seasons of Red Bulls II and NJ/NY Gotham FC, among others.