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NYCFC returns “home” to face off against the Revs after a three-week international break. Watch live on YES with us!

MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


88’: And just like that, game over. Revs take a lead.

NYCFC switch off in transition. Former City player Tommy McNamara taps it past Johnson, giving the Revs a 3-2 advantage with not a lot of time left. Garbage, man.


85’: GOOOOOOOOOAAALLL!!! We’re tied 2-2!

Maxi puts in a great corner. Thiago puts a shot on target that’s dealt with but Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, the hero from a few weeks back, is there to tap it in and level the game in the final stages!



76’: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi comes on for Taty Castellanos. Not a great game for Taty, but I’m sure we’ll see better in the future. Now, it’s time for the hero from the LAFC game to do his thing.

City have created their chances. They just need to convert one and it’s likely they’ll take all three points.


55’: THIAGOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!! The Brazilian stams his debut with style!

A brilliant attack by City leads Maxi down the right flank. He delivers the ball into the middle where Thiago meets it with a brilliant touch and even more brilliant finish that bounces off the near post and in.

We’re tied 1-1!


47’: Decent chance to start the half. City go on the counter as Tinnerholm centers the ball for Thiago. The Brazilian’s touch fails him as his attempt goes wide.


The second half is underway. Can the Boys in Blue dig deep and mount a comeback? Also, Thiago Andrade on for Magno.


HT: NYCFC trail New England 1-0 after one half.

In a game where City should be leading by multiple goals, they instead trail after Taty Castellanos missed both a penalty and a tap-in before New England found the back of the net on a wonky goal. NYCFC need to bear them and re-find their momentum and mount a comeback.


27’: Don’t say I didn’t warn ya... the football gods smile upon New England as they strike first and take a 1-0 advantage.

It was Gustavo Bau on the full volley. The shot takes a deflection and Sean Johnson reacts late. NYCFC need to find some goals.


We’re halfway through the first half. Thus far, NYCFC is head and shoulders better than the Revs and have created a few chances now. Unfortunately, Taty missing a penalty and a point blank attempt has us still level at 0-0.

You can feel it coming. But you’re worried that New England might figure it out before City does.



10’: PENALTY! Jesus Medina was brought down!

Taty Castellanos steps up to take it and... it’s saved. Dammit!


We’re off in... New Jersey. Can NYCFC bring down the top team in the Eastern conference?


Rosters are out! The biggest headline will be Talles Magno getting his first start with NYCFC. Elsewhere, there are still intriguing things that pop out. For one, City moves to a four-back with Alex Callens still away on international duty. Malte Amundsen also gets the start at left back over Gudi Thorarinsson.


Rosters

New York City FC Starting XI:

  • Suspended: Nicolas Acevedo
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International Duty: Alex Callens
  • Injury Report:
  • OUT: Chris Gloster (hamstring)
  • OUT: Heber (knee)

New England Revolution Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report:
  • OUT: Luis Caicedo (lower body injury)
  • OUT: Christian Mafla (lower body injury)

Referees: Allen Chapman (referee); Cory Richardson, Gjovalin Bori (assistant referees); Robert Sibiga (4th official); Kevin Terry Jr. (VAR)


How To Watch

Match date & time: June 19, 2021, 7:30 PM ET

Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Online streaming: YES App, ESPN+

TV: YES

Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio

The story: Last time out, New York City FC had probably their biggest win of the Ronny Deila era when they — despite being down ten men — had a last-minute winning goal against LAFC in a 2-1 win.

If it feels like forever ago, it’s because it was on May 29. Since then, MLS has been on a short international break. And upon their return, NYCFC has quite the test on their hands.

With Yankee Stadium unavailable this weekend, City are forced to relocate to Red Bull Arena across the Hudson River to “host” the New England Revolution who currently lead the Eastern Conference.

It’s a tall order for the Boys in Blue. But hopefully, the three-week break has been enough to bring their newest signings up to speed and get them more fit for match day.

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