FT: #NYCFC defeat San Jose 2-1 in a scrappy contest that puts them six points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference table. Not a pretty win, but a good win. Fans should be satisfied with that.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 14, 2019
90’+3: Mitri can’t find Taty Castellanos on the killer through ball to truly put this one away.
84’: Sebastien Ibeagha comes on for Gary Mackay-Steven
77’: Tony Rocha comes on for Keaton Parks
74' Ofori looks really good right now #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 14, 2019
61’: Ebenezer Ofori comes on for Tajouri-Shradi
50' OK, this is an ominous start to the half. #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 14, 2019
47’: Sean Johnson forced into two big saves early in the half. Not the best start, but still 2-1.
The second half’s a go! Can City extend their lead and log in a huge W against the Quakes?
HT: #NYCFC leads the Quakes 2-1 after a late first half flurry! City have grown into the game well and have seized control of the proceedings.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 14, 2019
43’: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! The Blues pull ahead!
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi finds Alexandru Mitrita on an inch-perfect pass. Mitri takes a great touch and fires the go-ahead past Vega. What a sequence!
40’: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! City levels it!
Keaton Parks spurs the counter. The ball is initially passed into space for Gary Mackay-Steven, who got a golden opportunity. Vega saved the Scotsman’s shot, but Parks is there to clean up and finish what he started. Great attack!
I am not a fan of the 4-4-2 that #NYCFC are currently lined up in. They move the ball better in a true 4-3-3.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 14, 2019
26’: So close! GMS hits the crossbar after cutting inside. Should’ve probably been a corner kick, but the referee says otherwise.
20' The guy that missed against Belgium doesn't miss there. 1-0 San Jose. Poor start. #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 14, 2019
10’: Weird start to this one. NYCFC doesn’t look lethargic per se, but they are definitely lacking that bite in the attack.
We’re off in this early afternoon matchup! Can City find the goals without Maxi in the lineup?
Rosters are out! As Domé told the press yesterday, Maxi Moralez will sit this one out. However, tons of regulars have returned from international duty which can pay dividends, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Also, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi makes his first start since July.
New York City Starting XI:
- Suspended after next caution: Taty Castellanos (F), Alex Ring (M)
- International Duty: None
- Injury Report: OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury, James Sands (D) - collarbone injury, Héber (F) - quad injury; QUESTIONABLE: Maxi Moralez (M) - hamstring injury
San Jose Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Suspended after next caution: Harold Cummings (D), Nick Lima (D), Marcos Lopez (D), Anibal Godoy (M)
- International duty: None
- Injury Report: N/A
How To Watch
Match date & time: September 14, 2019, 12:30 pm ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Online streaming: Fox Sports GO
Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English, ESPN Deportes AM1050 — Spanish
All-time series: Faced with a quick turnaround following a rough draw on Wednesday, New York City FC are back at it again on three days’ rest to take on a resurgent San Jose Earthquakes team at home in the Bronx.
For City, they regain a slew of players after the latest international “break” which definitely helps their cause. Unfortunately, they might have to do it without key playmaker Maxi Moralez. The home confines of Yankee Stadium will have to play their part for a result tonight.
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.