New York City FC 2, New England Revolution 1 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
Substitute Jesus Medina finalized the first MLS brace of his career when he converted a game-winning penalty in second-half stoppage time, lifting New York City FC into first place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 victory over the 10-man New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The victory lifts the Cityzens two points clear of the Philadelphia Union and still with a match in hand, which they'll play this Wednesday at home against Toronto.
Medina's penalty followed the second influential Video Review of the match, during which Silviu Petrescu ruled Andrew Farrell had taken down Alexandru Mitrita inside the area. The first resulted in the ninth-minute dismissal of Antonio Mlinar Delamea for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity when he brought down Valentin Castellanos. Petrescu initially ruled the infraction only worth a caution.
Medina entered the game in the 60th minute and leveled the game in the 70th minute, smashing in Alex Ring's service tantalizing service from the right flank.
Juan Fernando Caicedo gave the Revs a dream start when he put the visitors in front after only two minutes, but New England's ranks were reduced only seven minutes later. The defeat leaves the Revs missing a chance to move above the New York Red Bulls into fifth place in the East.