New York City.
The game arrived in the city, as it did in so many other places, via the waves of immigrants who flocked to the East Coast, bringing a love of football along with them. As a result, a rich and varied assortment of soccer teams sparkled in the area long before the NASL became the epicentre of cool in the 1970’s. Even today, the city is home to a multicultural array of clubs and institutions, large and small, newly formed or long established, that ensure the global game is as important in Manhattan as it is in Manchester, Milan or Madrid.
New York is the theme for our first IBWM Assignment. The city offers a myriad of fantastic footballing fables. Woody Allen, Shirley Chisholm, Grandmaster Flash, Groucho Marx, Fats Waller and much more.