90’+2: PENALTY!!! VAR confirms it!
Jesus Medina steps up to take it... AND SINKS IT!!!!!!!
Five minutes of stoppage time
82’: SHRODDY DODDY IS BACK!!!
79' #NYCFC need another substitution. Another attack with fresh legs could be the difference.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 7, 2019
70’: GOOOOOOOOAAALLL!!! Jesus Medina levels the game!
After missing a sitter just minutes earlier, the young Paraguayan buries the equalizer!
64’: Alex Ring centers a beautiful ball into the box for Jesus Medina, but the Young DP fires it directly into Turner. Good save, but that ball has to be a goal.
60’: Jesus Medina comes on for Ibeagha.
55' Alex Ring flirts with goal, but misses wide. #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 7, 2019
50’: Alex Ring almost levels the game. But Turner saves it.
The second half has begun!
HT: City trail 1-0, but the goal feels imminent. NYCFC have been the better team and have been in control since conceding that goal early. They just need to clean it up in the final third.
36' City have had their chances. The problem is that almost they're not hitting the target. #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 7, 2019
26’: NYCFC has been the better team, but one mistake is the difference. Conceding that early goal wasn’t good business. But being up a man could help.
18’: Tinnerholm continues to be a pest down the right wing. That’s the third time in a row he’s gotten in behind easily.
9’: The VAR rules that it’s a red card! Revolution are down to 10 men!
7' That was REALLY close to a DOGSO red. I think the yellow is fair #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 7, 2019
2’: An early defensive lapse leads to a Revolution goal. Ibeagha struggle to mark Juan Fernando Caicedo and paid dearly for it. New England takes an early 1-0 lead.
We’re off on this beautiful New York afternoon! Can the Boys see out a tough battle against the Revs?
Rosters are out! Brad Stuver starts in place of Sean Johnson, Ben Sweat for Ronald Matarrita, and Sebastien Ibeagha for Alex Callens. Apart from that, the team largely remains the same barring Héber, who’s out with an injury.
New York City Starting XI:
- Suspended: Ronald Matarrita (D)
- Suspended after next caution: Ben Sweat (D), Maxime Chanot (D), Maxi Moralez (M)
- International Duty: Ronald Matarrita (D), Alexander Callens (D), Justin Haak (M)
- Injury Report: OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury, James Sands (D) - collarbone injury, Héber (F) - quad injury; QUESTIONABLE: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury, Ebenezer Ofori (M) - knee injury
New England Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Suspended after next caution: Juan Agudelo (M), Wilfried Zahibo (M)
- International duty: None
- Injury Report: OUT: Edgar Castillo (D) - rib injury; QUESTIONABLE: Teal Bunbury (F) - hamstring injury
Referees: Silviu Petrescu (referee); Gianni Facchini, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho (assistant referees); Robert Sibiga (4th official); Dave Gantar (VAR)
How To Watch
Match date & time: September 7, 2019, 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Online streaming: Twitter
Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English, ESPN Deportes AM1050 — Spanish
All-time series: Having won their last five straight games, New York City FC is firmly in the driver’s seat in the Eastern Conference and could most definitely be destined for first place. But in order to achieve that, the Boys in Blue must first go through the New England Revolution.
Make no mistake about it — the Revs are a completely different team than the one we saw under the control of Brad Friedel. Now coached by former-USMNT boss Bruce Arena, the Revolution have only lost once since May and have quietly become one of the most formidable sides in all of MLS. Definitely not a team you should sleep on.
But, NYCFC are home at the always hard-to-crack Yankee Stadium, where they have a record of 8-1-4 (W-L-D) whereas the Revs haven’t been as efficient on the road with a record of 3-4-6.
City are surely the favorites, but this game most definitely isn’t business as usual.
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.