Whatever you call it, soccer, football, fútbol, futebol, calcio or fotbal is the beautiful game.
Metro NYC has four professional soccer teams and many supporters clubs that watch international soccer matches in sports bars. In summer, international teams play exhibitions around town.
New York City FC won the 2021 MLS Cup. The NY Cosmos remain on hiatus.
NYC Soccer 2022
Major League Soccer Season
- Regular Season Feb 26 – Oct 9.
- Playoffs start Oct 15.
- MLS Cup final is Nov 5.
National Women’s Soccer League Season
- Challenge Cup, Sat, Mar 19 – May 7.
- Regular Season Playoffs
- NWSL Championship is the weekend of Oct 28.
New York City FC
New York City FC plays Major League Soccer at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx, from Feb 26 – Oct 9.
NY Red Bulls
NY Red Bulls play Major League Soccer at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark), from Feb 26 – Oct 9.
NJ/NY Gotham FC
NJ/NY Gotham FC plays the NWSL Challenge Cup at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) from Mar 19 – Sat, May 7.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
February 18, 2021 ⚽️🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇫🇷🇮🇹🇲🇽🇳🇬🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇹🇷🇴🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
The 2022 Copa Libertadores, South American club championship, is Feb 8 – Oct 29, 2022.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar is Mon, Nov 21 – Dec 17, 2022. fifa.org
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand is July 19 – Aug 19, 2023.
The 2024 Copá America is in Ecuador. 🇪🇨
New York Soccer Teams
New York City’s professional soccer teams are:
- NYCFC (New York City FC) plays Major League Soccer at Yankee Stadium
- NY Red Bulls play Major League Soccer at Red Bull Arena
- NJ/NY Gotham FC (formerly Sky Blue FC) plays National Women’s Soccer League at Red Bull Arena
- New York Cosmos plays National Independent Soccer League (NISL) are on hiatus.
New York Soccer Stadiums
These are the stadiums where professional teams play.
- Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx is the home of NYCFC. Baseball stadiums don’t make very good soccer fields.
- Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) is the home of the New York Red Bulls and women’s pro team Sky Blue FC.
- Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, Long Island (near Hempstead) is the home of the New York Cosmos.
Soccer Bars in New York City
We recommend these soccer bars for watching games outside of Metropolitan New York City.
- Football Factory at Legends
- Smithfield Hall
- Tir Na Nóg Times Square
Watch the USMNT’s new generation of stars in action: Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew) and more.
Talen Energy Stadium
Monday, May 28, 2018
Watch the Copa Libertadores 2021 Final, Palmeiras vs Flamengo at your favorite sports bar on Sat, Nov 27 at 3pm. 🇧🇷🇧🇷
Watch the New York Red Bulls play a Playoff Play-in Round at the Philadelphia Union on Univision on Sat, Nov 20 at 2:30pm. 🇧🇷🇨🇴🇫🇷🇲🇱🇺🇾🇻🇪
The 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs are Fri, Nov 19 – Dec 11. mlssoccer.com
Egyptian, French, Paraguayan and Venezuelan players
Sunday, October 20, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania ~ Watch Philadelphia Union vs Red Bulls
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ New York City’s soccer team’s Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Romanian, players and a Spanish coach at Yankee Stadium
Saturday, August 3, 2019
PASADENA, California ~ The world champions of women’s soccer play a friend with Republic of Ireland
June 7 – July 7, 2019
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best
RED BULL ARENA, HARRISON, NEW JERSEY, around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement. Supporters clubs are the Viking Army (Official), Empire Supporters Club and Garden State Ultras.
YANKEE STADIUM, CONCOURSE, THE BRONX, Around January 3, 2019 ~ 2019 season announcement ~
Argentine, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Spanish and Venezuelan players
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Brazil 1 – 2 Belgium
World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals
Friday, July 6, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018
NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia
Colombia vs England
England ties with a penalty kick and wins on a penalty kick shootout.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico
World Cup 2018 Round of 16
Monday, July 2, 2018
Spain 1 – 1 (P) Russia
Stadion Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Spain tie, Morocco win, Iran tie
ROUND OF 16
Saturday, June 30, 2018
GROUP Iceland tie, Croatia loss, Nigeria win
ROUND OF 16 France loss
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Belgium: LOSS 3 – 0;
England: LOSS 6 – 1;
Tunisia: LOSS 1 – 2;
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Serbia: Loss 0 – 1
Brazil: Loss 2 – 0
Switzerland: Wed, Jun 27
Denmark: LOSS 0-1;
France: LOSS 1 – 0;
Australia: WIN 0 – 2
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The world’s most respected club soccer tournament.
September – May
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Saturday, May 26, 2018
France hosted the quadrennial European soccer championships June 10 – July 10, 2016.
Portugal are 2016 European champions. France was runner-up.
June 3-26, 2016
The World Cup Brazil 2014 is the world’s most watched sporting event.
An annual festival centered around soccer films that are about more than just the beautiful game.
A universal story, masterfully told, elegantly shot & brilliantly acted by Rodrigo Santoro. A film of passion, decadence and destruction.