At the DUSC May Parents Meeting, a packed house reflected the club’s growing enrollment and thriving spirit. Guests enjoyed wine, beer, food and great company as they learned about the organization’s latest developments and future plans. 

Among the items discussed were:

  • The New York City FC Affiliation and City Select
  • Growing enrollment and financials
  • The state of Pier 40
  • The new concussion study
  • New health and safety protocols
  • Fundraising
  • Red Nose day
  • The Board
  • New US Soccer Initiatives

A highlight of the evening was an unannounced guest appearance by soccer’s very own Captain America, Claudio Reyna — Sporting Director of New York City FC, formerly captain of the USMNT and Red Bulls, and star of Man City and Rangers FC. Claudio discussed the NYCFC affiliation, the City Select program and his philosophy of youth development.

As the evening came to a close, our “graduating class” was introduced and saluted, with several discussing their history at the club and what the game has meant to them. In the words of Technical Director Gustavo Palomino, “The greatest trophies I have won at this club are the young men and women who have come through it.”