New York City FC to reveal "major new signing" on Thursday, MLSsoccer.com set to carry live stream

New York City FC are set to unveil their latest player acquisition, and they're doing so at one of the city's most iconic spots.

NYCFC announced on Wednesday that a “major new signing” will be revealed at a soccer field on Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a clinic for 40 local children to follow. The live stream of the event will be carried by MLSsoccer.com here.

Head coach Jason Kreis and Claudio Reyna, the 2015 MLS expansion club's sporting director, will lead the ceremonies, which kick off at 10:30 am ET.

NYCFC previously announced the signing of Spanish international David Villa, as well as MLS veterans Jeb Brovsky and Josh Saunders, all of whom have gone out to other clubs on loan ahead of next season.

Media reports have recently linked the ambitious MLS newcomers with several global stars, including Spanish midfielder Xavi, Englishman Frank Lampard and Italian striker Alberto Gilardino.