Are things about to go from bad to worse for New York City FC?
Minutes 83 through 95 were nothing short of a disaster for Patrick Vieira’s team, whose bend-don’t-break ethic shattered into eleven pieces as hosts Toronto FC bagged two huge goals and a well-deserved victory. All told, it was a physical, rough-and-tumble affair, with five yellow cards awarded to NYCFC alone.
If you ask Toronto manager Greg Vanney, however, it’s a non-call that ought to be at the top of this week’s to-do list for Major League Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee.
Let’s watch David Villa and Armando Cooper:
David Villa kick on Armando Cooper https://t.co/MlFKdlxA5z— Major League Soccer (@MLS_Fanatics) October 31, 2016
Let’s be clear: Armando Cooper would fall over backwards if he was standing in line for a coffee and the guy in front of him farted. Armando Cooper would collapse and grab his head if he walked outside and encountered a light drizzle. The man hits the deck early and often.
Really, though, the optics of this aren’t great for Villa and the Blues, who face a monstrously tough task in next Sunday’s Eastern Conference Semifinal return leg at Yankee Stadium.
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