New York City FC are still looking at possible venues to house the new MLS club.

Despite a statement by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office indicating that the Yankee stadium would become the home of NYCFC, MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbot told SI.com: "No one has decided to play in Yankee Stadium yet. That's genuinely true." 

Abbot also gave a firm "No" when asked if the negotiations to take the side to Queens were dead.

Whilst Manchester City are in charge of the developments, they have the New York Yankees as a partner and could use this to strike a deal to play in the same stadium.

The news comes after the MLS gave up in their quest to arrange a stadium deal and then sell the plan to the highest bidder. 

A 25,000 seat stadium was the plan but due to difficulties negotiating with the state and local bureaucracy they abandoned their attempts. 

They accepted a $100 million offer from City and the Yankees, who took over the stadium search -  a move that has been met with scepticism amongst some. 

"The most effective way to get the stadium project completed was to complete the trisection with Manchester City and ultimately the Yankees, and allow them to move forward with the city, doing the things they do very well," Abbot confirmed.

"But I think (the Yankees) going to be a very good part of the ownership group.

"They're very experienced in getting stadium projects done."

Despite the positivity, no deal has yet been struck and the club, who join the MLS roster in 2015 are still without a home, temporary or permanent.


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