New York City is home to over 8 million people, many of whom are sports fanatics who love to watch their favorite teams compete on a daily basis. Right across the Hudson River is the state of New Jersey which is technically the home of some of New York’s franchises including the New York Jets, New York Giants, and New York Red Bulls.
While fans from both states like to boast about their respective hockey and basketball team, everyone in the New York/Metropolitan area can come together during the football and soccer season.
The New York City area is one of the very few regions in the country that has one or more teams in every major sports league. There are 10 to be exact and all have had their share of success over the years.
Here is how each franchise shakes out on the list of 2011’s best New York/Metropolitan area sports teams.