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NYCFC “host” for a third straight time at Red Bull Arena as they look to avenge their Week 1 loss against D.C. United. Watch live on YES with us!

MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports


84’: GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!! City equalize!

Maxi Moralez delivers a perfect corner kick and Keaton Parks meets it with a perfect header that bounces off the far post and in! It’s tied 1-1 and NYCFC have a spark



62’: Finally, a shot on net. Thiago cuts onto his right foot and puts a shot on target. It’s straight at Hamid, but it’s a shot.


Second half is underway. And there’s a change. Keaton Parks is on for Alfredo Morales.


HT: NYCFC trail 1-0 after one half of play.

Much like last time against DCU, NYCFC came in with a fire. But it was one mistake, and DC capitalized. NYCFC deserved to be up early on. But wastefulness and switching off — a recurring theme this season — has cost them.


37’: Jesus Medina comes off for Thiago Andrade in an early sub. Judging by what’s going on on the bench, it seems it could be injury related.


32’: Wish I had an update for you guys. But City is still lethargic in the final third.


9’: Spoke too soon. DCU lead 1-0.

Taty Castellanos had a prime opportunity to create a goal. He completely bottles it as Bill Hamid collects the balls and spurs DCU on the counter. Chanot can’t mark the DC attacker and he buries a shot. 1-0, bad guys.


5’: Great start for City! Even if there isn’t a goal to show for it, the Boys in Blue have gotten stuck in and are playing with gusto to begin proceedings.


We’re off in Jersey... again! City need this one. Do they have it in their locker?


Rosters are out! After scoring in each of his last four games, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi gets a second consecutive start. Alfredo Morales comes in while Keaton Parks start on the bench, which could be a storyline worth keeping an eye on.

Elsewhere, however, Talles Magno — City’s newest Designated Player — continues to start from the bench. And one can only hope that he eventually is fit enough to play a full 90. There’s a lot of money and expectations riding on that.


Rosters

New York City FC Starting XI:

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

D.C. United Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Brendan Hines-Ike
  • International duty: Junior Moreno
  • Injury Report:
  • OUT: Chris Odoi-Atsem

Referees: Robert Sibiga (referee); Nick Uranga, Ian McKay (assistant referees); Tori Penso (4th official); Sorin Stoica (VAR)


How To Watch

Match date & time: June 27, 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: In Week 1 of the 2021 season, New York City FC came out with an intensity on the road against D.C. United, the result being an early goal for Taty Castellanos. Unfortunately, City’s pressure would only sustain for 20 minutes before DCU found their into the game and eventually rallied for a 2-1 win.

As of Week 10, both teams are firmly in the midtable positions and in the playoff race. NYCFC currently sit in 5th place with 14 points, while D.C. sit just outside the playoff spots at 8th with 13 points. A win for either team would be more than clutch and ensure they remain in the mix early on in the season.

For City, however, a win is of the utmost importance. Unlike DCU — who nobody honestly had being all that great before the season started — NYCFC have stocked up their attacking options and have little excuses for continuing to meander around in the middle of the Eastern Conference.

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