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FT: New York City 1, Corinthians 2 — as it happened

NYCFC’s kids make a valiant effort against Timão in a close 2-1 contest

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FT: Luan’s first-half brace for Corinthians is the difference in 2-1 victory over NYCFC

There should be no complaints from City supporters after that one. A team of mostly teenagers and backups held their own and weren’t embarrassed by one of the most prestigious clubs in the Americas. Take these lessons and build upon them!

75’: GOALLLLL!!!!! NYCFC grabs a scrappy tally!

Colman Kim sends a beautiful int the opposing box. The ball is then centered and finds the net amid chaos. That’s one way to get it!

72’: Vital attempts to give Corinthians their third, but it’s off target.

55’: NYCFC looks sloppier than they did in the first half. Lot of miscommunication and rough first touches. Growing pains for sure.

We’re back for the second half! Can NYCFC’s youngsters grab a tally of their own?

HT: Corinthians lead NYCFC 2-0 on a brace from Luan. There have been bright spots and low points, but nothing out of the ordinary at this point in the preseason. Let the kids go out there and make something happen!

30’ Luan strikes again, this time from distance. Corinthians’ newest acquisition shakes Justin Haak, makes space, and launches one from distance and past Barraza. 2-0, the Almighty.

11’: Goal for Corinthians on a nice free kick from Luan. Corinthians weren’t given the penalty they probably deserved. But no matter — it’s 1-0.

Ten minutes in, Corinthians are controlling the pace. But NYCFC’s young front three have looked solid moving forward. Despite having a largely young and inexperienced squad, City doesn’t look completely outclassed or out of their element.

Annnnd we’re off in Orlando! NYCFC in City Blue, Corinthians in white.


New York City Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report: N/A

Corinthians Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: N/A
  • Referees: N/A

How To Watch

Match date & time: January 15, 2020, 6:00 pm ET

Venue: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL

Online streaming:


Local radio: N/A

The story: After a long offseason full of change, New York City FC finally returns to the pitch in their first preseason match. And it’s an interesting one.

As part of the annual Florida Cup, NYCFC will face off against Brazilian giants Corinthians in what will be Ronny Deila’s first game at helm. The former Celtic boss will be firmly under the microscope as City attempts to get their 2020 endeavors off to a smashing start.

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