New York City FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw at Yankee Soccer Stadium. New York City looked slow in attack and couldn’t finish the chances they created, they were unable to take advantage of a Vancouver side that played their third away game in seven days. Here are your NYCFC vs Vancouver highlights.
Both sides started out slow and struggled to get something going offensively. The game was very physical, with 10 fouls called in the opening 20 minutes of play. New York City almost found their breakthrough in the 37th minute with an open shot on goal, but Andres Jasson fluffed his lines and skied his attempt over the bar.
NYCFC started off the second half better than the first and scored the first goal of the game in the 55th minute. Mounsef Bakrar netted his second MLS goal by nutmegging Vancouver goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka.
But the Whitecaps would respond almost instantly, winning a controversial penalty less than two minutes after conceding. Ryan Gauld stepped up to take the penalty kick and sent Matt Freese the wrong way to level the game.
In the final half-hour, it was Vancouver who had the better chances to take the lead. Ultimately, Freese and the New York City backline stood strong to earn a point.
NYCFC will return to MLS play in two weeks when they welcome the New Jersey Red Bulls to the Bronx.