This is a big dream come true for me. Ever since I was little, playing in my backyard until now, I’ve been looking forward to becoming a pro but especially, when you consider what a great club this is, and how, in just a few short years, how much it has grown, to be the first Homegrown is special for me.
It’s a huge accomplishment for me, but I think it also is a credit to the players and coaches that I’ve worked with. From the NYCFC Academy and their coaches to the youth national team, I think without them pushing me every day, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today.
I think being a homegrown and obviously being from New York, I have a strong connection to the club and the fanbase already, just because I’m local, so it’s a little bit extra special for that reason. | #HumansofNYCFC: James Sands (@jamessands_16) #NYCFCHomegrown