FT: #NYCFC lose 2-1 to the Revs. Despite a great start, Santi Rodriguez' injury, Andres Jasson's poor performance in place of him, and Alfredo Morales' sending off proved costly. A(n avoidable) night to forget for the Boys in Blue.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 12, 2021
65’: Goal, Revs. Buchanon scores off the bench against a 10-man City. Hopeless.
56’: Cahca Acevedo comes on for Talles Magno
56' Talles Magno comes off for Cacha Acevedo in a tactical change after the red card. #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 12, 2021
The second half is under way.
HT: #NYCFC are level with the Revs 1-1. Santi scored the Night Owls' lone goal before coming off with a hamstring injury. The attack hasn't looked great since.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 11, 2021
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39’: Revs almost take the lead. T-Mac’s shot hits the crossbar.
21' Goal, New England. Terrible defense. We're tied 1-1. #NYCFC— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) September 11, 2021
16’: Santi comes off for Andres Jasson. The goalscorer has left the game with an apparent hamstring injury.
11’: GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!! NYCFC draws first blood!
Seemingly on cue, the potent combo of Taty Castellanos and Santi Rodriguez strike! Taty delivers a gorgeous, inch perfect outside foot cross to the far post and Sanit runs onto it, poking it past Matt Turner. 1-0 NYCFC!
Ten minutes in, so far so good. NYCFC are getting into the final third and look like they can be dangerous. No huge chances yet, but promising signs.
We’re off in Gillette! Can the Boys in Blue pull off an upset on the road?
Rosters are here! Talles Magno gets a start opposite Thiago on the wings! This is exciting. Not stoked on Amundsen getting another start, though.
New York City FC Starting XI:
- Suspended: Maxi Moralez, Jesus Medina
- Suspended after next caution: Nicolas Acevedo, James Sands, Taty Castellanos
- International Duty: None
- Injury Report:
- OUT: Héber (knee)
- OUT: Tayvon Gray (hamstring)
New England Revolution Starting XI:
- Suspended: Arnor Traustason
- Suspended after next caution: Tommy McNamara
- International duty: None
- Injury Report: N/A
Referees: Chris Penso (referee); Cory Richardson, Ian McKay (assistant referees); Sergii Demianchuk (4th official); Edvin Jurisevic (VAR)
How To Watch
Match date & time: September 11, 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Online streaming: YES App, ESPN+
Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio
The story: NYCFC’s 3-1 loss to Nashville SC was a bitter pill to swallow. But it wasn’t a travesty given the fact that the Night Owls lacked 3/4’s of their starting defenders and had to take a makeshift approach to stopping Nashville’s talented attack.
Furthermore, the Boys in Blue will be tasked with facing the league-leading New England Revolution tonight on the road in Foxborough. Luckily for them, most of their defensive corps should return with Maxime Chanot and James Sands both expected to make starts tonight. Points of contention, however, lie in how City will replace Maxi Moralez and Gudi Thorarinsson (nobody cares about Jesus Medina). The attacking mid and left back positions will be of the utmost importance if City is to take points in this one.
While the Revs will surely be favorites, NYCFC took a 2-0 victory over them weeks ago at Yankee Stadium. But on the road, it’s hard to expect much from the Night Owls.
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.