FT: Game ends in a 2-2 draw.
A sloppy first half held NYCFC back against an opportunistic Revolution side. A second half brace by Ismael Tajouri-Shradi helped grab City a point, allowing them to remain unbeaten
89’: Sebastien Ibeagha has come in for Ofori, City’s sole substitution to this point
Yangel Herrera seems heated after no-call from ref on a hand-to-face in the box
75’: GOAL!!! Tajouri-Shradi strikes again to level the game! City has been better in the attacking third thus far in the second half, and it’s showing.
63’: Juan Agudelo heads it in off a cross, giving the Revs the lead back. 2-1
51: GOAL!!! City springs a great counter-attack punctuated with a tap-in by Ismael Tajouri-Shradi. The game is now level at 1-1.
HT: New York City trails New England 1-0 after a first half defined by turnovers and poor composure. City have yet to really put the Revs under pressure in the attacking third, despite having the lion’s share of possesion thus far
30’: City have settled down and established some semblance of control. The midfield is starting to click, though the forwards have yet to make a significant impact on the game.
19’: Two great chances by Yangel Herrera and Jo Inge Berget are denied by Turner
11’: Diego Fagundez curls it in to give the Revs an early 1-0 lead
10’: NYCFC have struggled to dictate the pace of the game thus far. Most of the match has happened in their own half. Game has become increasingly phsycial, even this early on.
New York City Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Injured: OUT - Ronald Matarrita (hamstring); QUESTIONABLE - David Villa (calf)
- International duty: Rodney Wallace & Alex Ring
New England Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Injured: QUESTIONABLE - Gabriel Somi (concussion); Zachary Herivaux (ankle)
- International duty: Krisztian Nemeth
Officials: Jair Marrufo (referee), Kyle Atkins & Cameron Blanchard (assistant referees), Robert Sibiga (4th official), Christopher Penso (VAR)
How To Watch
Match date & time: March 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Online streaming: FuboTV, MLS LIVE (out of blackout)
Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English (Crooks, Kolker, Masur, Lawrence); WADO 1280 AM — Spanish (Abramowitz, Judas).
All-time series: New York City has played New England nine times since joining MLS in 2015. Unlike the Red Bulls or Orlando, this rivalry is more of a simmering cauldron. However, the Revolution hold the edge with four wins. New England won the most recent encounter - on October 15 of last year - with a 2-1 score.
The Revs hold the edge in Foxboro, outscoring the Pigeons 6-3 and winning three of their four games there. If New York City are to remain unbeaten, they’ll have to find a way to buck that trend...and likely do it without the talismanic David Villa, who was a late scratch last week, and who’s unlikely to risk injury on the Foxboro turf.
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.