Runners took their mark in the first of a six one-mile races in New York City. It's a return to in-person races hosted by the New York Road Runners. A maximum field size of 650 runners raced against the clock at Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, with the goal of posting a new personal best.
TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing Atlanta United have signed goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard from the club's USL affiliate ATL UTD 2, the club announced Thursday. Lundgaard, 25, started 13 games in the USL Championship last season for the club. He was drafted by the Crew with the 21st overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and has featured for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Indy Eleven.
New York City FC midfielder James Sands agreed to a five-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed for Sands, who has made 39 appearances with NYCFC since becoming the club's first-ever homegrown signing in 2017. "We're really pleased James has signed a new contract with the club and this moment is well deserved," NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a club statement.