So, some things we’ve learned this week:
1.) New York City FC is awful to watch right now
2.) Domé Torrent is a terrible head coach
3.) The “Etihad Pitch” at Yankee Stadium is laughable at best
We already knew the first two going into this past weekend’s game against the Montreal Impact. The third, we already knew was far from ideal. But this weekend showed just how bad things can get if NYCFC is unable to get a stadium of their own in a timely fashion.
How bad was it? Well...
Official mascot of the @EtihadAirways Pitch: Etihad Shit #NYCFCStadiumNow #NYCFC pic.twitter.com/FPPyHP0bXm— Giovanni (@Gio_Trombetta) April 8, 2019
ICYMI @FrontRowSoccer:: Yankee Stadium pitch is a bitch to play on for some players - https://t.co/MHANh0F9jU #NYCFC ##NYCFC #MLS— Michael Lewis (@Soccerwriter) April 8, 2019
#nycfc pic.twitter.com/Kz1szQ7hDC— Giovanni (@Gio_Trombetta) April 8, 2019
Curious - does the winter sod effect still stand for #NYCFC -- or have they cheaped out on the grass and installation? @ErikStoverNYC— Dave Martinez (@DaveMartinezNY) April 8, 2019
Dear Bloomfield FC, I’m sorry I laughed at the quality of your pitch last year. #nycfc— The Man In Seat 9 (@TheManInSeat9) April 7, 2019
Gross #NYCvMTL pic.twitter.com/80nKktCR6E— Jay⭐Riddle (@jay_riddle) April 6, 2019
And those are just a smidgen of the backlash that has occurred.
Now, we NYCFC supporters are no strangers to criticism of Yankee Stadium and its “interesting” stadium dimensions. But I can’t remember a time where it looked this bad. And I refuse to defend it.
But hey, at there’s this: NYCFC’s home pitch is a perfect representation of City’s performance this season and their manager’s ability. In a way, it’s perfect!