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2023 Final Grades: The NYCFC defense

New York City's defense finished the year as one of the best in the league.

NYCFC center-back Birk Risa joined the team in the summer transfer window and was one of the bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season |

Welcome to the 2023 edition of Hudson River Blue’s Final Grades, in which we analyze and grade New York City FC‘s performances. Next up: Thiago Martins, Birk Risa, and the NYCFC Defense. 

In what was a rollercoaster of a season for NYCFC, one consistent high point was the NYCFC defense. 

New York conceded just 39 goals in 34 games. That was the second-lowest in the Eastern Conference, only behind Nashville’s 34 goals allowed. NYCFC impressively had one of the best defenses in MLS despite missing out on the playoffs.

Fewest Goals Allowed in MLS, 2023

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