NEW YORK (AP) - Manchester City is partnering baseball's New York Yankees to own a Major League Soccer team.
The two clubs will own MLS' 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season.
City, owned by Sheik Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will be the majority owner of the team.
While MLS has been negotiating with New York to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, near the home of the New York Mets, NYC FC will start play at an interim home and will consider other sites for a stadium.
The new team is intended to spark a rivalry with the New York Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, New Jersey.