NYCFC announces the signing of Frank Lampard at Brooklyn Bridge Park
The New York City Football Club, the newest member of Major League Soccer that will begin playing in 2015 at Yankee Stadium, announced the signing of Frank Lampard at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday morning. It’s a two-year deal rumored to be worth $8 million per season.
Lampard, 36, is a World Cup veteran, longtime European star, English club Chelsea FC’s all-time leading goal scorer and the English Premier League’s highest scoring midfielder ever with 211 career goals.
“I am really excited about joining New York City FC and helping to play a real part in building something special in one of the sporting capitals of the world,” Lampard said. “The passion of the nation’s fans at the World Cup was second to none and I am looking forward to meeting New Yorkers and tapping into their love of the game.
“It is a privilege to be able to help make history here in New York City. I just can’t wait to get started and be part of it.”