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Knee-Jerk Reactions: NYCFC vs. LA Galaxy

Hudson River Blue’s reactions to NYCFC’s home-opening win against the Galaxy

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

‘Knee-Jerk Reactions’ is Hudson River Blue’s series of what we were thinking throughout the match. We’ll share our unfiltered thoughts on the game at hand — no editing, no revisions. Just raw, pure emotion.

Here is what I thought about New York City FC’s home-opening victory against the LA Galaxy:

1st Half

  • NYC not as clinical off the bricks as they were last week against Sporting Kansas City
  • I really hope Yangel Herrera is gonna make one of those shots one day
  • Galaxy defending well. We need to soften up that backline
  • Does Alex Ring keep a collection of yellow cards?
  • ANTON TINNERHOLM!!! What a first goal. 1-0 NYC
  • Sean Johnson with the big save!
  • David Villa definitely drinks some of Michael Jordan’s ‘Secret Stuff’ before these home openers. 2-0 NYCFC
  • Sebastien Ibeagha has filled in valiantly for Maxime Chanot thus far
  • Great first half

2nd Half

  • Ring looks like the bad guy from Terminator 2
  • Maxi Moralez needs to put that shot on target
  • SeanJohn just owns the box
  • Rodney Wallace is still missing that finishing touch he had early last year
  • Yikes. Really avoidable goal conceded. 2-1
  • Momentum has shifted completely
  • Herrera’s shots get saved way too often
  • Is there a reason Jesus Medina has put in a short shift for two straight games?
  • Definitely a flop by Villa on Ashley Cole’s challenge. I’m not complaining, though
  • Ibeagha is the truth!
  • Let’s not make it that tense next time. Please?

Thank you for reading my rambling, mid-game thoughts. I’ll have my apologies at the ready.