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New York City 1, FC Dallas 1 — as it happened

The Bronx Blues grab a point in an ugly contest with the Toros

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

FT: NYCFC escape Frisco with a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas.

It wasn’t pretty in any respect. NYCFC looked at their best within the first 60 seconds and failed to recapture any of that magic for the remainder of the contest. A costly turnover from Alex Ring in the second half allowed Dallas to grab an equalizer and ensure a share of the spoils.

The real story from this one, however, are the injuries to Anton Tinnerholm and Keaton Parks. Both were forced to leave early and odds are they could miss Wednesday’s match, especially Tinnerholm who seemed to be having concussion like symptoms.

90’+2: Dallas squanders a sitter. Yikes.

89’: This game gets uglier as it goes on. Instead of looking for a winner, I suspect NYCFC will be on the defensive to secure a point.

66’: Alex Ring fails to clear the ball and gifts Dallas an equalizer. Very poor play since the first minute of this game.

65’: Now Parks is hurt. Third and final sub incoming. Ebenezer Ofori gets the call.

55’: City has mostly played defense so far. NYCFC has shown little enthusiasm in the attacking third.

Second half has begun. NYCFC need to be better this time around.

45’+6: Dallas had a case for a penalty there. They should consider themselves lucky that Elfaith didn’t check VAR there.

Seven minutes of stoppage time.

34’: We’ve gotten to the mandatory water break. City still lead 1-0.

23’: Turns out, Tinnerholm isn’t as OK as we thought. He’ll come off for Tony Rocha.

18’: Tinnerhoom had a bit of a scare there, but has returned to the game.

10’: NYCFC have had that early goal, but there are some holes. Dallas have had at least two good opportunities since City scored. The Blues have taken care of it thus far, but probably best to clean that up before it becomes a problem.

1’: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! NYCFC get off to a flying start!

City presses on the right hand side of the pitch, allowing Maxi Moralez to find Anton Tinnerholm. The Swede crosses it into the box and Taty Castellanos volleys it in. Great start! 1-0 NYCFC.

We’re off in the Lone Star State! NYCFC needs a win in this one.

Rosters are out! The only real surprise here is Eric Miller playing RCB in a back-three formation. Other than that, no real rotation in this one other than Maxi Moralez returning to the Starting XI.


New York City Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Taty Castellanos (F), Alex Ring (M), Sean Johnson (GK)
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report: James Sands (D) - collarbone injury, Héber (F) - quad injury

FC Dallas Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Jesus Ferreira (M), Reggie Cannon (D), Dominique Badji (F)
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: Eric Alexander (M) - adductor injury; QUESTIONABLE: Paxton Pomykal (M) - abdominal injury

Referees: Ismail Elfath (referee); Kyle Atkins, Brian Poeschel (assistant referees); Ramy Touchan (4th official); Chico Grajeda (VAR)

How To Watch

Match date & time: September 22, 2019, 6:00 pm ET

Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Online streaming: ESPN+

TV: UniMas

Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English, ESPN Deportes AM1050 — Spanish

All-time series: With Atlanta United’s 3-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes yesterday, New York City FC currently resides at the top of the Eastern Conference standings three points clear with a game in hand. With a battle with the Five Stripes on tap for Wednesday, NYCFC’s matchup against FC Dallas this evening is all the more important.

Dallas hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire — they are currently 7th in the Western Conference with the Portland Timbers nipping at their heels. Despite that, however, City cannot afford to take this one for granted as their hopes of hosting throughout the conference end of the MLS Cup Playoffs could be compromised with one poor result. Also, Dallas have only lost one game at home all season. So there’s that.

Expect a tough, scrappy game tonight.

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