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Entry from April 21, 2019
Boys in Blue (New York City Football Club or NYCFC nickname)

The New York City Football Club (NYFC) is an American professional soccer club based in New York City that plays in Major League Soccer (MLS). “Boys in Blue” is a popular nickname of the club because of the blue uniforms.

“@hudsonriverblue The boys in blue” was posted on Twitter by Gotham Magistocrat on December 17, 2014. “How do you guys feel about the #NYCFC nickname being the “Boys in Blue”? @hudsonriverblue @NYCFCWatch Ive been using it and I think it fits” was posted on Twitter by J3K on January 22, 2015. “For the boys in blue it’s time to get LOUD!!!! GO @Guaje7Villa and @NYCFC” was posted on Twitter by Sarah Packiam on March 8, 2015 (the date of the first game).

“’Boys in Blue’ wins poll for favorite NYCFC nickname” by Christian A. Smith was posted on the blog Hudson River Blue on April 18, 2019. “Pigeons” was the second most popular nickname in the poll.


Wikipedia: New York City FC
New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer club based in New York City, New York, that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the highest level of American soccer, as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference.

New York City began play in 2015, as the twentieth overall expansion team of the league. It is the first franchise to be based in the city, and the second in the New York metropolitan area, after New York Red Bulls, with whom they contest the Hudson River Derby. Since 2015, the club have played at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.
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Full name New York City Football Club
Nickname(s)
The Pigeons
The Bronx Blues
The Blues
The Boys in Blue

Twitter
Hudson River Blue
@hudsonriverblue
17 Dec 2014
Does New York City FC need a nickname? http://sbnation.com/e/7175696

Gotham Magistocrat
@D_RoyJenkins
Replying to @hudsonriverblue
@hudsonriverblue The boys in blue
3:42 PM - 17 Dec 2014

Twitter
J3K
@jason3thousand
How do you guys feel about the #NYCFC nickname being the “Boys in Blue”? @hudsonriverblue @NYCFCWatch Ive been using it and I think it fits
9:53 PM - 22 Jan 2015

Twitter
Sarah Packiam
@sarahpackiam
For the boys in blue it’s time to get LOUD!!!! GO @Guaje7Villa and @NYCFC
👏👕
#NewYorkCityAllTheWay
0:16
10:57 AM - 8 Mar 2015

Twitter
Clearly Karma
@kGomez07
@mls staying strong and physical league two cards for diving already #orlandofc not the best start the boys in blue shooting true #nycfc
6:54 PM - 8 Mar 2015

Twitter
Kurt Y.
@Portfoliokey
Ears still ringing from the @RDaughter home crowd for @NYCFC! Proud of the boys in blue, come home and we’ll show you loud next Sunday!
7:27 PM - 8 Mar 2015

13 March 2015, Daily News (New York, NY), “9 Games to Watch” by Justin Tasch, pg. 7:
AUG. 13 VS. D.C. UNITED The Red Bulls-D.C. rivalry is one of MLS’ fiercest and dates back to the league’s inception. Will a similar hatred build between United and the new boys in blue?

23 March 2015, The Ticket (Baruch College, New York, NY), “Villa and Diskerud shine in debut for NYCFC’s inaugural season,” pg. ?:
N.Y.C.F.C. fared well in their inaugural fixture on their maiden voyage, netting a 1-1 draw against fellow newcomers to the MLS, Orlando City Soccer Club. The Citrus Bowl contained over 60,000 Orlando supporters for their debut, a challenging environment for the boys in blue.

Hudson River Blue
NYCFC Is a Plastic Team
Ocean plastic, to be exact.

By Sam Dunn @RealFakeSamDunn Apr 19, 2017, 2:30pm EDT
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Ostensibly in honor of “Earth Day,” which is clearly a not-real and made-up thing, NYCFC and Adidas have joined up with Parley for the Oceans to dress the Boys in Blue in specially-made kits manufactured from plastics fished right out of America’s oceans.

Hudson River Blue
“Boys in Blue” wins poll for favorite NYCFC nickname
The people have spoken!

By Christian A Smith @ChristianSith Apr 18, 2019, 5:11pm EDT
Last week, we ran a poll asking fans what their favorite New York City FC was. Though the names used to describe NYCFC and their image are seemingly endless, we kept it simple and offered the five most popular options:

1.) Pigeons
2.) City
3.) Blues
4.) Bronx Blues

A fifth options of “Other/None of the above” was also offered.

After collecting a total of 455 votes, the “Boys in Blue” moniker was chosen as the fan favorite, gaining 182 votes, 40% of all collected.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, April 21, 2019 • Permalink