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New York City 3, Montreal 0 - as it happened!

The Blues look to win their second straight game against the surging Impact. Watch live with us on YES2!

MLS: Montreal Impact at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

FT: New York City defeats Montreal 3-0!

Though it wasn’t a pretty first half, NYCFC asserted themselves in the second and were able to ease their way past the impact by way of goals from Jesus Medina, Ronald Matarrita, and Jonathan Lewis. City showed an absolute ruthlessness that we hadn’t seen from them in quite some time.

The Domé Torrent Era in the five boroughs is off to a flying start and NYCFC is close to closing the gap between them and Atlanta. City is currently three points behind the Five Stripes with a game in hand and will have a chance to draw even closer this Saturday against Columbus.

Onwards and upwards!


The young Akron alum nets his first goal of 2018 to give City a commanding 3-0 lead and effectively ends the game. His case for the Starting XI is only growing stronger.

65’ GOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!!!!!!! Ronald Matarrita!

Mata hits a sublime far-post curler as City takes a 2-0 advantage. The offense has exploded here at the midway point through the second half.

60’: GOOOOOOOAAAALL!!! Jesus Medina blasts one from distance!

The Paraguayan winger elects to take a chance after a centering run and succeeds! NYCFC now lead 1-0

53’: NYCFC have come out very aggressive to begin the second half, but still can’t find the goal. Chances have been created, but the ball has yet to hit the net.

HT: New York City enters the locker room tied 0-0 with Montreal.

This game has been defined by solid defense and buildup, but no prowess in the attacking third, reminiscent of NYCFC’s home matchup against Atlanta United which ended in a 1-1 draw.

As long as NYCFC can stay sharp in their own half, I feel it’s only a matter of time before they can find the net.

25’: The fact that Rodney Wallace did not pass that ball and instead elected to try to shoot through 5 defenders is why we are still scratching our heads as to why he is starting over Jonathan Lewis

16’: I don’t know about you, but that looked like an obvious penalty. Not only is it not reviewed via VAR, Alan Kelly cautions T-Mac for simulation.

Just... not good.

10’: Opening minutes of the game look much like the game last week, with neither team looking like their best selves. Whether that’s by design or not is yet to be seen.

1’: New York City wearing their dark gray kits, while Montreal is wearing their white change kits.

Domé Torrent has called upon Tommy McNamara to play the winger position while Sebastien Ibeagha replaces Maxime Chanot at center back. For a team that played a game just three days ago and has another scheduled for this Saturday, NYCFC has made little changes to their lineup and will most likely save the imminent rotations for Saturday against Columbus.


New York City Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: M - Alex Ring
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury: OUT: MF Yangel Herrera (ankle surgery), D Cedric Hountondji (hamstring), Jo Inge Berget (quad discomfort) QUESTIONABLE: F David Villa (right knee injury),

Montreal Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: M - Ken Krolicki, D - Chris Duvall
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury: OUT: D - Zakaria Diallo (ruptured Achilles tendon), D - Kyle Fisher (tibia injury), D - David Choiniere (ankle surgery), M - Louis Beland-Goyette (foot injury); QUESTIONABLE: M - Jeisson Vargas (undisclosed injury)

Referees: Alan Kelly (referee); Brian Dunn, Logan Brown (assistant referees); Jose Carlos Rivero (4th official); Robert Sibiga (VAR)

How To Watch

Match date & time: July 11th, 2018, 7 p.m. EST

Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY

Online streaming: FOX Sports Go


Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English (Crooks, Wingert); WADO 1280 AM — Spanish (Abramowitz, Judas).

All-time series: Coming off a key win against the rival Red Bulls, NYCFC look to make it two straight against the Montreal Impact, a team that has won four of their last five matchups.

Historically speaking, the Blues have performed strong against the Quebecers and have an all-time record of 4-2-1 (W-D-L) against the Impact. And you can rest assured the Domé Torrent will be licking his chops at an opportunity to lessen the gap between New York City and current pole-sitters Atlanta United.

This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.