Jersey City, New Jersey

Aug 21, 2017

Goya and New York City FC celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night on Saturday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m. when the team faces the Portland Timbers at Yankee Stadium.


The match will feature various Hispanic elements including a special national anthem performance, one of a kind “Vamos Celestes” scarves sold exclusively at the team store as part of the City Scarf Series, City Beats playing Latin songs during half-time and a sampling of Goya products, amongst activities.


Fans are encouraged to bring country flags without poles to the stadium to show their Hispanic heritage pride. Additionally, groups of ten or more will receive a special co-branded NYCFC & Goya soccer ball, while supplies last.


Jon Patricof, President of New York City FC, said:


“We are very excited to partner with Goya Foods to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night. Hispanic culture is at the heart of both our Club and New York City year-round, so it’s only fitting we dedicate a special evening to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the diversity throughout the community."

Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations of Goya Foods, said:


“We’re proud to support NYCFC and what better way to celebrate our rich Latin culture and heritage than with the passionate fans that will fill up Yankee stadium on our night.”


Last week, Goya sponsored a cook off event with Goya Chef Fernando Desa at the Institute of Culinary Education in downtown Manhattan. Four winners from the #MyGoyaDish social media contest were partnered with four NYCFC players – Jack Harrison, Sean Johnson, Mikey Lopez and Ronald Matarrita – to see who could cook the best dish using Goya products. To see a sneak peek of all the action, view page.


The full video will be available the week of August 28. Subscribe to NYCFC’s YouTube Channel to ensure you don’t miss it.


About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit


About New York City FC:

New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in New York City that competes in Major League Soccer. It was announced as the league's twentieth franchise on May 21, 2013, and is the first and only Major League Soccer Club located within the five boroughs of New York City. Majority owned by City Football Group, which includes Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos, New York City FC plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees.


New York City FC is embarking on its third-ever season in 2017 and has former US National Team captain Claudio Reyna as its Sporting Director and former World Cup winner Patrick Vieira as its coach, in addition to Designated Players: Captain David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, and Maxi Moralez.