“New Jersey and New York are the perfect place for the world’s game to showcase itself on the world stage,” said Tim Sullivan, President and CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. “New Jersey and New York have contributed so much to the growth of soccer in the United States,” said Gotham FC General Manager Yael Averbuch West. It offers an opportunity to showcase the Garden State’s attractions and attributes during a marquee soccer competition that will generate enormous economic activity for the bi-state region,” said New Jersey Senate President Nick Scutari.