“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 were my real-time reactions to New York City FC’s 3-1 win against FC Dallas:
2’: Berget has to make that touch work
3’: Jesus Medina poking that one in made me so happy! Great to see him getting on the scoresheet
8’: There’s the Sean Johnson we know and love
10’: Has anyone seen Yangel Herrera recently? NYCFC has been looking for him
15’: We gotta regain our composure. This game is getting away from us
21’: City has regained control, but we need something to show for it
24’: Alex Ring is the best player on the team. Quote me!
26’: David Villa has to find Medina on the wing there. Oh well...
32’: THAT’S A HANDBALL, REF!!
36’: Villa steps up and grabs his 400th career goal! 2-1
40’: You have to score that, Herrera. There’s no excuse
45’+2: Maxi Moralez almost just scored a banger!
46’: Johnson forced into work right off the bat, but it’s no problem
50’: Great pass by Villa and great run by Maxi. No goal though
58’: NYCFC aren’t as much in control as they were in the first half. But still, no real sacry moments yet
65’: SeanJohn with the huge save!
69’: “Don’t piss off David Villa!” 3-1 good guys
73’: Annnnnnd Rodney Wallace comes on. Not like Jonathan Lewis needs minutes or anything...
79’: Another big stop from Johnson!
83’: Sebastien Ibeagha has been solid all night
90’+4: Big win for the boys!
Thank you for reading my mid-game ramblings. See you all next week!