New York City FC drew Atlanta United 1-1 at Yankee Soccer Stadium in the Bronx last night. Atlanta looked the more dangerous team until they were reduced to 10 players after a straight red was shown to midfielder Franco Ibarra in the 62nd minute. Atlanta went ahead a few minutes later, then New York City pinged them back to draw the game even: Here are your NYCFC vs Atlanta United video highlights.
If NYCFC looked the better team last week, when a high-energy attack logged a 1-1 draw against New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, they looked outclassed last night, when the disjointed squad salvaged a 1-1 draw against an Atlanta United reduced to 10 players after a 62′ red card. While the results of these two games might be the same, the vibes couldn’t be more different.
Last night, New York City were the ones who were fortunate to earn a point. Atlanta were the more technical team, and they used the small dimensions of the totally legal field at Yankee Soccer Stadium to their advantage by controlling the midfield and forcing NYCFC to chase the game.
You can read the full game recap here.