It's rare for a "must-win" game to happen early in the season, but this afternoon's tilt against the Whitecaps of Vancouver fits the bill. New York City's winless streak stands at seven, after a gut-wrenching draw Wednesday which saw the Blues give up a goal in stoppage time to the Montréal Impact. Frustration reigned on and off the field, as players, coaches, and fans rued missing out on a first home victory.
But it's a new day. Vancouver and New York City are evenly matched on paper. The Blues have scored 10 goals and have conceded 13 goals, while Vancouver has scored 10 goals and conceded 12 goals in the season. The last time they met, NYCFC won 2-1 in dramatic fashion. Will history repeat itself? Well, that's why we play the games.
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