“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 bout with Los Angeles FC, which ended in an exciting 2-2 draw.
PG: Sebastien Ibeagha getting the start tonight over Maxime Chanot. Must be an injury thing...
4’: Those LED boards are awfully close to the field, aren’t they?
8’: Can already tell that a lot of soft fouls will be called tonight
13’: Nice alley-oop, David Villa! 1-0
15’: That clearance from Anton Tinnerholm was clutch
19’: Villa probably should’ve taken a touch on that one
26’: This could get ugly if NYCFC don’t get over that own goal
34’: WAKE UP!!!!!
45+3: Bob Bradley just pronounced VAR as “vahr” as opposed to “V-A-R”.
48’: NYCFC still on their back foot at the beginning of the half. They need to get some offense going
50’: Almost took the lead there
54’: ALMOST DID IT AGAIN!!!
60’: This game is getting scrappy
63’: That was close
67’: Annnnnd LAFC takes the lead. Perfect.
71’: Every LAFC attack has been dangerous in the second half
75’: What goal from Tajouri-Shradi off the bench! 2-2
77’: Jesus Medina almost had a goal there
84’: This game has gotten super physical
90’+5: I honestly don’t know what that VAR replay was all about, but the good news is that our two-year streak of not losing two games in a row continues on. Fair result.
Thank you for reading my mid-game ramblings. See you all next week!