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Can NYCFC shake off a disappointing loss last weekend in a trip to the City of Angels? Watch live on UniMas with us!

MLS: New York City FC at Los Angeles FC Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

FT: A late surge propels NYCFC ahead of LAFC as they take a big 2-1 win on the road!

It didn’t look good for a second there. LAFC were the first to strike and seemed the better side once the second half began. City, however, never quit. Jesus Medina delivered the equalizer in the 70th minute. And despite being down a man after Cacha Acevedo was sent off, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi played hero for NYCFC in the dying minutes after tapping in a corner.

That’s a huge win going into the international break!


90’: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! City have possibly stolen it!

Izzy makes up for earlier and pounces on a loose ball to put NYCFC up 2-1 with only six minutes of stoppage time to go! This is huge!


85’: So close for Izzy! His shot from distance clanks off the post. That’s been a recurring theme thus far.


77’: No way that’s a corner. But Stott has been equally bad for both teams, so whatever.


70’: GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!! City tie it up!

Anton Tinnerholm forces a turnover and squares it to Jesus Medina in the box. Medina, makes a turn and curls it past the keeper to know it all up. Great response!


66’: NYCFC make three changes! Tinnerholm on for Jasson, Alfredo Morales for Parks, and none other than Talles Magno for Maxi!



51’: Amundsen almost buries a wondergoal! His attempt on the volley is parried by LAFC’s keeper.


The second half is underway! Can the Boys in Blue find their New York Groove and pull away from a hungry LAFC?


HT: NYCFC enter the halftime locker room in a 0-0 stalemate against LAFC.

Neither team looked tip-top for the first 45 minutes. I expect both teams to come out swinging in the second half. And don’t foget: City have options on that bench!


37’: City’s backline has stood strong. More often than not, LAFC’s goals aren’t reaching Johnson in net. Chanot, Sands, and Callens look like a well-oiled machine


27’: We’ve reached the halfway point. Thus far, it’s really anyone’s game. NYCFC have had a few really good buildups, but LA has had a few of their own. These City Parley kits are fire, though!


17’: Not much happening yet. But here’s a link to the game!


We’re off on the West Coast! Can City recover from last week and grab a big win on the road?


Rosters are out! Malte Amundsen gets his first MLS start while Maxi Moralez and Alex Callens returns to the lineup. New arrivals Thiago and Talles Magno start from the bench. Andres Jasson retains his role at right mid while Anton Tinnerholm is also placed on the bench to start proceedings.


Rosters

New York City FC Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report:
  • OUT: Gedion Zelalem (hamstring)
  • OUT: Heber (knee)

LAFC Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report:
  • OUT: Erik Dueñas (ankle)
  • OUT: Kwadwo Opoku (knee)

Referees: Kevin Stott (referee); Frank Anderson, Ian Anderson (assistant referees); Baldomero Toledo (4th official); Ramy Touchan (VAR)


How To Watch

Match date & time: May 29, 2021, 5:00 PM ET

Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Online streaming: Univision NOW

TV: UniMas

Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio

The story: Last weekend was a tough pill for New York City FC to swallow. After going four straight games unbeaten, City hosted the Columbus Crew at their makeshift home of Red Bull Arena. Though things started off well, NYCFC collapsed late after conceding two free kick goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to lose 2-1, their first defeat since their season opener against D.C. United.

This week, NYCFC makes the long trip to LA and look to get back on track against an enigmatic LAFC.

The Black & Gold have had a tumultuous start to their season, going an even 2-2-2 in their first six contests. The club has also only had limited access to star player Carlos Vela due to injury, though he should be available for this one.

NYCFC, however, are nearing full strength. Though they are still awaiting on Héber’s return, City now have regained Anton Tinnerholm, Alex Callens, Maxi Moralez, and Alfredo Morales. The club’s latest signings, Thiago Andrade and Talles Magno, are also available for the inter-conference contest, though their participation is expected to be limited.

For City, this game is an opportunity to prove that despite last week’s result, they are still among MLS’s most dangerous sides. For LAFC, this game is purely about finding the form everyone knows they are capable of.

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