FT: NYCFC fall to the Revolution 2-1 in their second game back at Yankee Stadium.
Despite grabbing a consolation goal in stoppage time, New York City looked hopeless in the attack all game. Throughout, City were stifled in the attacking third whether it be due to New England’s compact back line or wasting quality chances.
A late penalty turned out to be the difference in what was ultimately a boring affair.
I’m curious as to why Deila only made two changes. I get that there isn’t much in the way of gamechangers on the bench currently. Still, were there no adjustments that could’ve been made?
79’: Annnnnd City is called for a penalty. Poulster goes down after initiating contact with Callens. It’s soft, but whatever.
Lee Nguyen steps up to take it and scores it. That should be game over.
70’: Ronald Matarrita and Gary Mackay-Steven come on for Gudi Thorarinsson and Jesus Medina
67’: Huge kick save by Johnson to deny Fagundez!
63’: This is rough to watch. NYCFC aren’t getting it done in transition.
53’: Amazing counter almost leads to equalizer! Ring carries it down the right flank. He shakes his marker and lays it off for Taty Castellanos. Taty fires it on target, but Bye blocks it,
The second half is underway. Can City overcome a deficit for the first time in 2020?
HT: NYCFC trail the Revs 1-0 going into halftime.
An early New England goal is the difference right now. City have had plenty of possession in the Revs’ half, but have failed to do anything truly dangerous with it. Shots have been either off target, deflected off of defenders, or right at the keeper. There could definitely be some points in this one for NYCFC. But they need to be more clinical.
38’: It’s been one-way traffic for NYCFC these past several minutes. But still, City have failed to really threaten goal.
25’: Emergency defense from Chanot leads to a counter. Unfortunately, City are still searching for that first goal.
14’: Medina muffs a big chance. City are finally starting to grow into the game and get some offensive looks.
Ten minutes in. NYCFC look sloppy. The team is committing foolish turnovers in their own half, preventing them from building up the play and some momentum. No great chances have been created.
3’: Not a good start. City face an early deficit.
Teal Bunbury goes on the counter after a one-two. Bunbury gets a one-on-one opportunity against Sean Johnson and sneaks a shot through. New England lead 1-0.
We’re off in the Bronx! Can City win their third straight and cap off this two-game home stretch in style?
Rosters are out! Gudi Thorarinsson makes a start over Ronald Matarrita. Jesus Medina also gets a start over Gary Mackay-Steven. Those are the only two changes.
Whether Alex Ring will be at CAM or at the left wing remains to be seen.
New York City FC Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Suspended after next caution: Maxime Chanot (D), Valentin Castellanos (F)
- International Duty: None
- Injury Report:
- OUT: Maxi Moralez (M) - knee injury
- OUT: Gedion Zelalem (M) - knee injury
- OUT: Tayvon Gray (D) - undisclosed injury
- OUT: Heber (F) - ACL injury
New England Revolution Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Suspended after next caution: None
- International duty: None
- Injury Report:
- OUT: Luis Caicedo (M) - right knee injury
- OUT: Carles Gil (M) - left Achilles injury
- OUT: Gustavo Bou (F) - undisclosed injury
Referees: Armando Villarreal (referee); Brian Dunn, Jose da Silva (assistant referees); Ismir Pekmic (4th official); Jorge Gonzalez (VAR)
How To Watch
Match date & time: October 11, 2020, 4:30 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Online streaming: Fox Sports Go
Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio
The story: Having won two straight games to alleviate the pain from their 1-0 loss to Toronto FC, New York City FC looks to continue their good run with a second consecutive game at Yankee Stadium against familiar foes, the New England Revolution.
This game will not be a cakewalk for City. With Maxi Moralez still out with an injury and with Alexandru Mitrita all but gone, it’s gonna take another collective effort from NYCFC to collect three points.
We’ve said it several times — never underestimate a club coached by Bruce Arena. The Revs have failed to beat NYCFC their first two times of asking. And you best believe that they’ve learned and are capable of adapting, even within the wonky dimensions of Yankee Stadium.
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.