Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/22/13

NEWARK, NJ - JULY 16: Claudio Reyna of the New York Red Bulls speaks to the media during a press conference to announce his retirement at St. Benedict Prep School on July 16, 2008 in Newark, New Jersey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)
Former USA skipper Claudio Reyna has been appointed director of football at New York City FC ahead of their inaugural MLS season. New York City FC was unveiled as the MLS expansion team earlier this week and is part of a partnership between Manchester City and the New York Yankees. Reyna, who captained City during his four-year spell in England, is effectively the first employee for the new franchise. Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano said: "Finding the right person for this role and getting him in place from the start was a priority. "The football culture of New York City FC will be built from this decision, and we believe Claudio is the man who uniquely understands what New York soccer should mean, and how it can benefit from the relationship with Manchester City FC." Reyna, who made 87 appearances for City between 2003 and 2007, said: "Having had the privilege of playing both for my country here in the US and for Manchester City, I could not have hoped for a more tailormade...
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