New York City FC has released a message to fans confirming that head coach Nick Cushing and sporting director David Lee will remain with the club into the 2024 campaign.
The 2023 season was a disappointing one for New York City, and its worst since its expansion campaign in 2015.
It failed to qualify for the post-season in a year when 18 of the league’s 29 teams were able to do so and finished the year with its worst win percentage in franchise history, at just 26%.
It is the only time the team has qualified for the playoffs since that expansion season.
The front office has now promised to back Lee and Cushing with “the necessary support and resources” into 2024.
The statement reads:
Dear NYCFC fans,
Thank you for your incredible and unwavering support this season. Both home and away, your passion continues to drive our team and is hugely appreciated by our players and everyone at NYCFC.
While there are many positive developments happening at the Club, from our ever-growing community work to the progress around our stadium project in Willets Point, our on-the-field results for the 2023 season fell below our expectations, missing the playoffs for the first time since our inaugural season in 2015.
At NYCFC, our goal each season is to not only make the playoffs, but to be in a position to compete for trophies at every opportunity. We want to reassure you that we are more committed than ever to deliver against that standard.
Our end of season review processes will therefore be completely focused on ensuring that in 2024 our Sporting Director David Lee, Head Coach Nick Cushing and the entire Sporting department have the necessary support and resources to significantly improve upon this year’s results.
Thank you again for your support.
Marty Edelman, Vice Chairman, NYCFC and Brad Sims, CEO, NYCFC