New York City FC cut Brandt, Farfan; announce Ecuador roster


by Christian Araos

New York City FC have parted ways with 2015 2nd Round Pick Connor Brandt and trialist Michael Farfan.

Brandt’s contract option was declined in the offseason but he was invited to preseason training in Florida. His name was not on NYCFC’s roster for its trip to Ecuador. The WFAN podcast Soccer in the City said Brandt has been released.

Brandt made one appearance in the 2015 season before abductor injury has kept him sidelined since May 2015. He had been able to train toward the end of the 2016 season. Brandt was the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.

Meanwhile, Michael Farfan is off the coming roster for tonight’s clash against Emelec.

Here is the full roster and schedule:


Eirik Johansen

Sean Johnson

Andre Rawls


Frederic Brillant

Maxime Chanot

Alexander Callens

RJ Allen

Ronald Matarrita

Ben Sweat

James Sands

Shannon Gomez

Kwame Awuah

Michael Degraffenreidt

Ethan White


Chris Wingate

Miguel Camargo

Jalen Brown

Andrea Pirlo

John Stertzer

Tommy McNamara

Roberto Louima

Jack Harrison

Khiry Shelton


Sean Okoli

David Villa

Full Schedule

Tuesday, February 7th

·       11:00am EST – Players to assist coaches at a soccer clinic at a local high school in Guayaquil

·       5:30pm EST – Press Conference at stadium with Head Coach Patrick Vieira and David Villa

·       6:00pm EST – Open media training at stadium

Wednesday, February 8th

·       8:00pm EST – C.S. Emelec vs NYCFC live on and

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