Fusing their respective history and riches, Manchester City and the New York Yankees have come together to form the 20th member of Major League Soccer. Set to take the field as early as 2015, the two have aptly dubbed Gotham’s newest professional sports team the New York City Football Club (NYCFC). Although New York already has one MLS franchise — the Red Bulls — the NYCFC will be the only team with a home in New York itself as opposed to its neighbor New Jersey. Yankees president Randy Levine said of the partnership, “They know how to run a soccer club, we know our way around New York, it is a win-win.” Stay tuned over the next few weeks as the newest MLS member is expected to announce appointments for key positions, in addition to whether the rumors of Queens being its home is true.
New Yorkers will not be denied anymore! After the demise of New York Cosmos in 1985, the Big Apple will finally get its very own Major League Soccer team. In joint press conference earlier today, officials from MLS, UK’s Manchester City Football Club, and the New York Yankees, announced the formation of New York City Football Club (NYCFC). A somewhat of unlikely partnership, Manchester City and its owner, Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, will have the majority stake in the new team, while its minority owner, the New York Yankees, will be able to provide considerable leverage in dealing with local politics and community outreach. In addition, the close proximity to the Meadowlands-based New York Red Bulls will create a fervent crosstown rivalry much like the one between Manchester City and Manchester United.
In a prepared statement, Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City Football Club said, “New York is a legendary sports town, as well as a thriving global city with a rapidly expanding soccer fan base.” He added, “We are thrilled to contribute to the energy and growth of New York City soccer. In the Yankees, we have found the absolute best partner for developing a world-class sports organization and a winning team that will carry the New York City Football Club name with pride.”
To be based out of Queens and in a yet to be built soccer stadium within Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Football Club will play its first game during MLS’ 2015 season.
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Hailed from oil wealth, Saudi Arabia’s Team Galag not only entered a “street-legal” Batman Tumbler Tank to this year’s Gumball 3000 rally, but created another one-of-the-kind supercar just for the intercontinental race. Dubbed the TG1, the Team Galag creation is actually a heavily modified Nissan GT-R. A complete “striped-down and rebuilt” project, Team Galag enlisted help from Parker Brothers Concepts once again, the same folks who built the Tumbler. Weight saving carbon fiber in place of the original aluminum alloy body, Galag asked UK’s Litchfield Motors to “re-tune” the engine. Up from GT-R’s original 550 horsepower, the TG1 is capable of generating 750 horsepower instead, with a 0 to 62 mph time of just 2.68 seconds. To see this beast of a machine in action, simply follow Gumball 3000 rally throughout this week as it stops in Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Warsaw, Vienna, with the finish line in Monaco.
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Southern California’s Iron & Resin team up with Dickies 1922, the brand’s small run of replica garments from days of yore. Three pieces are available. First up, Dickies classic chinos, straight-leg, regular cut with original labelling and most importantly, a flash of the brilliant floral print on the pocket lining, available in Stone, Khaki and beige. Next, two Chambray shirts, again, regular fit with two breast pockets, these feature the print on the inside cuffs and collar. Lastly, to get your all over pattern fix, that oh so good Japanese inspired floral in red and blue on the classic cut shirts. Very nice indeed. Take a look in the gallery for more.
Iron & Resin Team up with Dickies 1922 Line for Print Shirts & Chinos is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
What do you get when you combine car fanatics with extreme Batman fans? You get a stunning Tumbler replica, complete with a 6.2L V8 engine that is stocked and ready for this year’s Gumball 3000 rally. The geniuses behind this street-legal, jet black supercar is the crew from Florida’s Parker Brother’s Concepts and the international racing crew Team Galag, who spent over .6 million to recreate the one driven by Batman in Christoper Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. The evil spawn of a tank and Lamborghini, this ride produces over 400hp, is capable of reaching speeds over 100mph, and is expected to be one of the cars causing the most jaws-dropped per mile over the 3,000 mile trek, which begins in Copenhagen May 18th. But, then again, that’s exactly the purpose behind this 15-year old race, which emphasizes the “pimp my ride” mentality more than speed, especially given the fact that there isn’t a prize for first place, but rather a “Spirit of the Gumball” awarded to the team with the most creative car. Learn more about the Tumbler via the video after the click and follow its progress via the team’s Facebook page.
Numeric, New Balance’s new skate footwear line, introduces its brand new skate team with this short video spot. The short features team riders, Levi Brown, Tom Karangelov, Arto Saari, and PJ Ladd and provides a peek at their first footwear models, including the PJ Ladd Signature. Stay tuned for a full length vid in the…
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