Andrew Jacobson Joins NYC FC
The NYC FC squad continues to grow. The club has added a fifth piece to the puzzle after the marquee signings of Frank Lampard and David Villa as well as the less-heralded, but just as important additions of Josh Saunders and Jeb Brovsky. Over the weekend the club announced the acquisition of Andrew Jacobson from FC Dallas in exchange for NYC FC’s highest pick in the third round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
Jacobson has been a highly respected MLS player since his entrance into the league in 2009. After being drafted 24th overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by DC United, Jacobson opted to instead join Lorient in France’s Ligue 1. After an injury-plagued year in Europe, the Palo Alto native returned to the states with the team who drafted him the prior season. For the next two and a half seasons Jacobson earned 42 caps between DC and the Philadelphia Union. In 2011 he joined FC Dallas, subsequently making 96 appearances and scoring five goals in 7,281 minutes of play during his three and a half seasons with West Texas club.
“I am delighted to sign a player of Andrew’s experience and quality as we continue to build our roster ahead of the 2015 season,” said head coach Jason Kreis. “He is a player my staff and I have liked for quite some time and we are thrilled to add such a versatile and competitive midfielder to our squad.”
Before Jacobson joins NYC FC for its inaugural pre-season in January of 2015 he will go on loan to Stabaek Football in Norway’s first division, where former United States and Egypt National Team head coach Bob Bradley is currently the manager.
“I am incredibly excited to be part of New York City FC’s historic first squad and cannot wait to give my all for this team and its fans,” said Andrew. “I have respected coach Kreis’ teams since I first came into the league and I am greatly looking forward to working with him. I know that he always builds teams that are competitive and play good soccer and I have no doubt he will be seeking to do the same with NYC FC from the very first season. The club has made some amazing signings so far and to be part of that list is a great feeling for me.”
The squad for NYC FC should most certainly grow at an increasing pace with the 2015 inaugural season getting closer every day.
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