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New York City 0, D.C. United 0 - as it happened!

NYCFC and DCU play to a scoreless draw in City’s first home game of 2019

MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

FT: NYCFC and D.C. United play to a 0-0 draw in NYCFC’s home opener in the Bronx.

City will be kicking themselves after that one, having several chances in the dying minutes to put a goal in and grab 3 points. But you gotta tip your hat to DCU, who came in with a good game plan to overload their own box and keep the home side off the board


89’: A big two saves by Bill Hamid to deny NYCFC of a late winner.


80’: So close for Mitrita there


75’: Jonathan Lewis is in for Taty Castellanos


69’: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi comes on for Jesus Medina. This is the impact sub they need.


57’: Different half, same story. NYCFC possesses, but nothing in the way of scoring.


We’re back at it with the second half! Can NYCFC find their goal?


HT: NYCFC and DC United remain tied at 0-0 as the first 45 minutes elapses.

City has controlled the game thus far, but can’t find the ingredients to put it together in the attacking third with most of their distribution going east-to-west. Still, there’s something to be said for 70-30 possession numbers against a team as good as DCU.


30’: For better or worse, this is the NYCFC we are accustomed to seeing. Dominating possession, keeping the ball in the opposing half... all they’re missing is the goal.


19’: Mitrita has been electric in the first 20 minutes. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect a goal from him today.


11’: HUGE save from Sean Johnson to keep the game level.


10’: Sloppy game thus far. Tons of fouls and failed passes for both teams.


Annnnnnnd... we’re off! It’s nice to be back in the Bronx!


Rosters are out! And I’m a little confused.

Taty Castellanos and Jesus Medina both get their first starts for the home opener. How Ismael Tajouri-Shradi has yet to find himself in the starting lineup — even this early in the season — is baffling to me. Happy to see James Sands back, though.


Rosters

New York City Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report: N/A

D.C United Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery; Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Referees: Nima Saghafi (referee); Corey Parker, Gianni Facchini (assistant referees); Rubiel Vazquez (4th official); Silviu Petrescu (VAR)


How To Watch

Match date & time: March 10, 2019, 3:00 pm.

Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY

Online streaming: Fox Sports GO

TV: YES

Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English; WADO 1280 AM — Spanish.

All-time series: A week removed from a devastating season-opening draw that saw them bow a two-goal lead against Orlando City, New York City FC return to the Bronx for their home opener. Their opponent: the rising D.C. United. Led by the dynamic duo of Luciano Acosta and Wayne Rooney, DCU opened their season in thrilling fashion with a decisive 2-0 victory over the defending MLS champions Atlanta United.

The all-time series between the two clubs is dead even in 9 matches to date: four wins, four defeats, and a draw. Within the confines of Yankee Stadium, NYCFC is undefeated in 4 matches, with 3 wins and a draw.

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