Ismael Tajouri is the 6th addition to NYCFC thus far this off season of change. At only 23, he should have a tremendous upside as an attacking midfielder. He will link up with the team in Jacksonville later this month for preseason. As explained by the player to NYCFC.com, "It's a dream come true to play for a big club like NYCFC- I'm looking forward to puting in good years with the club, playing good football and making fans happy. I realized Patrck Viera was going to be my new coach ,I was so happy. The fans are number one."
Ismael come up the youth program at Austria Wien in 2013, then on loan to Rheindorf Attach of the 2nd tier in Austria and they were promoted to the Budesliga. 2.5 years with Attach impresed his parent team, back to Vienna he went as a starter, no small feat as they had won the Austrian title 24x. Last season was a career changer with 36 games seeing him score 10 goals. HIs debut on the international stage also came last year geting half the UEFA Europa League runs he has enjoyed matching up with AEK Athens, Milan & AS Roma. He now sits with 96 top lelvel games in Austria and 19 in the European league.