“That’s our Johnson,” cheers erupted from the crowd and the netminder returned the favor with a speech.
“We did it y’all,” Johnson told fans. “It’s been an unbelievable year, we’ve been through ups, downs. This is an honor to captain this team. I’ve been here for five years. I made a commitment when I got here to bring a trophy to the club. It’s the first time in ten years a sports team has brought a championship to the city and it means the world to us.
“I think we can finally put to rest the debate of what color this city is. New York is blue baby!”
NYCFC president and CEO Brad Sims also gave a speech, though it was drowned out by “We want a stadium!” chants from the crowd. The requests for a new stadium also hit the Mayor, who was serenaded with boos.