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New York City 0, Montreal 0 - as it happened

City can’t capitalize on a 10-man Impact and collect a scoreless draw

MLS: Montreal Impact at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

FT: New York City can’t find a goal against a 10-man Montreal Impact and are forced to settle for a share of the points in a 0-0 draw.

Pathetic. The longer Domé has control of this club, the worse it will get. There’s no reason to give this man any more chances. He’s proven nothing since replacing Patrick Vieira and has failed to show fans that he’s the right man for the job.

I’m not excusing City’s lethargic performance up top. But all of these issues start with coaching.

Five minutes of stoppage time. City have to find a goal, and now.

Even if NYCFC find a goal and steal a win in this game, this is a terrible look. This team has been incredibly lethargic in the final third.

79’: Keaton Parks comes on for Taty Castellanos.

68’: Montreal’s Maxi Urruti is sent off by referee Ted Unkel following a dangerous studs-up challenge on Maxime Chanot. VAR was consulted.

64’: Well, we thought it was a goal from Ismael Tajouri-Shradi. But it’s been whistled down for offside. Unfortunate.

62’: Héber comes in for Jesus Medina. This will be the Brazilian’s NYCFC debut

56’: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi comes on for Jonathan Lewis

49’: Another close opportunity for City. Taty hits a pretty Rabona into the middle of the box, which is met by Matarrita. His shot is just inches wide of the target.

The second half has begun, and City need to do something... anything. The sins of last week are still firmly in all of brains. And a reaction is needed this week. If things continue along like this, then something drastic must be done.

HT: We’re still scoreless as we go into halftime.

Without a doubt, City have controlled the game. What they’ve done with that control, however, is absolutely nothing. A failure to score goals tonight would be awful for NYCFC and wouldn’t do much to alleviate the #DomeOut calls.

City have to find a way to score goals and get this win. This is not enough.

43’: Sebastien Ibeagha was inches away from his first New York City goal. Great corner from Mitrita.

41’: Whoever put this pitch together is slacking.

Ring and Sands appear to both be playing defensively, and I like it. Mitrita — the attacking mid — has had freedom to roam around and the forwards have had more space..

11’: Another good opportunity for City! Ronald Matarrita delivers a sublime cross into the box. It finds the head of Taty Castellanos, but is right at Bush in net.

7’: Good effort from Mitrita! The Romanian dribbles into the box and tries to put a shot far post. Evan Bush makes the save.

We’ve kicked off in the Bronx! NYCFC wear their home blues, while Montreal wears their darker change kit.

Rosters are out. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. On one hand, I’m glad that J-Lew is getting another opportunity at starting. But I seriously feel that Héber should have been given the start tonight.

But who knows? Maybe it’ll work out.


New York City Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: Maxi Moralez (M) - calf; Alexander Callens (D) - hamstring

Montreal Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: Ken Krolicki (M) - dislocated right elbow; Ignacio Piatti (M) - knee

Referees: Ted Unkel (referee); Adam Wienckowski, Cory Richardson (assistant referees); Lorant Varga (4th official); Jorge Gonzalez (VAR)

How To Watch

Match date & time: April 6, 2019, 1:00 pm.

Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY

Online streaming: Fox Sports GO


Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English

All-time series: This week’s matchup sees the struggling New York City FC, straight off a crushing 4-0 defeat at the hand of Toronto FC, taking on another team at a crossroads: the Montreal Impact, who got absolutely destroyed 7-1 by Sporting Kansas City last weekend.

If there’s any time for City to find their footing and make inroads towards re-establishing themselves as one of the more dangerous sides in MLS, this is the game to do it.

NYCFC have also been dominant against the Quebecer side historically speaking; the Pigeons have won five and drawn three in a total of nine games against the Impact, only having sustained one defeat to date in the all-time series. And with Montreal’s star attacking midfielder Ignacio Piatti missing due to a knee injury, the Blues’ attack — especially new striker signing Héber — is sure to be licking their chops even if they themselves are missing their star playmaker in Maxi Moralez.

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