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New York City vs Columbus Crew player ratings

A red card, a VAR-given penalty, a well-drilled Columbus: Here are your player ratings – and Matt Freese's 5th POTM this season – after NYCFC brought the fight but came up short.

The Iceman put up another nine-save performance against the Crew | Courtesy

New York City FC player ratings are determined by Hudson River Blue readers: Here are your NYCFC player ratings from the frustrating 2-3 loss at home after a red card reduced New York City to 10 players.

New York City brought the fight but came up short: It took nothing less than a thunderstorm, a red card, and a questionable penalty to take down NYCFC last Friday night in the Bronx.

Much has been said about what didn't go right for New York City. But maybe not enough attention has been paid to what went right: The team didn't quit. Not in the first half, when they went up 1-0 after Alonso Martínez provided an exquisite back-heel assist to Agustín Ojeda. Not in the second half, after falling behind 1-3.

And certainly not in the final 15 minutes of the game, when New York City's 10 players were running circles around a fully stacked Columbus. Or, as our colleagues at Massive Report put it:

But the result goes into the books as a loss. Our reader's ratings reflect both the intensity and heart of how this team played, and the disappointment in the final scoreline.

Note: FotMob ratings are in parentheses.

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