Esad Mackic, former Met Oval Academy player, comes on for David Villa in preseason friendly

Yet another Met Oval Academy player made his debut for NYCFC's first team in a preseason friendly with the Montreal Impact. Esad Mackic, class of 2000, replaced an outstanding David Villa in the second half of the 2-2 draw.

Mackic joins Justin Haak as Met Oval Academy products to play for NYCFC this preseason thus proving that clear pathway from Met Oval's Youth Center of Excellence to the professional ranks.