An ownership group involving David Villa has been granted a USL team set to play in Queens.
Queensboro FC will begin play in 2021 at a 7500-seat stadium at York College.
"Bringing professional football to Queens' diverse community is an exciting and unique opportunity. The beautiful game already lives here, thanks to the melting pot of cultures who are so passionate about the sport. I can't think of a better place for QBFC to grow. I'm proud to be part of this project," said Villa.
There are currently 34 teams in the USL.