Catching Up With F.C. New York: Coach Shaw Signed, Hoffer and Terra To Europe, More

A disappointing year was filled with individual promise as F.C. New York ended their inaugural 2011 season. Players like Jhonny Arteaga blossomed, leading not only the team, but the league in scoring. Tadeu Terra became an absolute fright on the wings, as his speed and delivery made him USL Pro’s leading assist man. And when all looked lost on the defensive end, men like Kyle Hoffer stepped up to keep games competitive.

A month has passed since the team last took the pitch. This will be the first of many “Where Are They Now?” style features on F.C. New York as they prepare for their second season.



F.C. New York announced late Wednesday night the signing of head coach Paul Shaw for the 2012 season. Shaw, who entered the 2011 season as a veteran leader amongst the young FCNY player pool, was called upon to carry the side as coach after the departure of headman Matt Weston.

After successfully transitioning the side from the Weston debacle, Shaws efforts have been rewarded as his ‘interim’ tag has been dropped, making him the official boss for the coming campaign.


No secret here; the Colombian striker has continued his scoring ways, this time as a guest player with the New York Red Bull reserves.

For the Red Bull fans that wanted to a better idea of what kind of player Arteaga is, check out the above video compilation of his goals in FCNY’s albiceleste.


Perhaps the most important yet under appreciated piece in the F.C. New York defense, Kyle Hoffer excelled and lead from the centre half position for a New York side that was desperate for quality defense. He was named as a second team All League selection in USLPro voting.

His efforts did not go unnoticed; the 21 year old Hoffer signed on with Ekenäs IF of Raseborg, Finland.


And what of the speedy winger who made so many goals possible? Brazilian Tadeu Terra, who led the USLPro in assists, has also managed to land a home during the offseason, following fellow FCNY standout Kyle Hoffer as he joins MyPa of Sippola, Finland.


As we reported just under a month ago, Owen Morrison, best known for his spectacular strike against the New York Red Bulls in the U.S. Open Cup, has re-signed with Derry City of the Irish Premier for the third time. Upon his return, he made an immediate impact, scoring a vital assist for his side en route to a 3-3 draw, and a shootout victory. With the win, Derry City advances to the league final against Cork City on September 24th.


Still recovering from a leg injury, Brockman is about a month away from light jogging, which, if all goes well, will allow the midfielder time to recover ahead of F.C. New York’s preseason training.

Check back with Empire for the latest on F.C. New York throughout the offseason, as we continue to track the Queens side around the world.

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  • Arteaga also played for Red Bulls’ reserves against New England, but no further moves have been made.

    Quame Holder flew out to Denver to play for Colorado Rapids’ reserves. Don Smart was also supposed to go, but his travel plans were postponed due to Irene.

  • Funny thing about Hoffer … came across an article out of Sweden claiming he had signed with the side. But if FCNY Brass is saying Finland, then it is what it is.

    I was looking for info on Holder all over the place as well. Kid was pretty exciting towards the end of the season.

  • Brent Brockman, son of Springfield news announcer Kent Brockman?

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