New York City FC 3, Sporting Kansas City 1 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
Alex Ring assisted on his team's first two goals before firing in the third from distance, and New York City FC climbed up to third in the Eastern Conference — for the moment — with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Sporting Kansas City on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
Heber added his team-leading ninth goal of the season and Anton Tinnerholm scored his first for NYCFC, which moved above the New York Red Bulls on points and D.C. United on goal difference. Both teams play Saturday.
Ilie Sanchez cut a two-goal deficit in half for SKC four minutes before Ring responded to complete the scoring, and 11 minutes after Roger Espinoza was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Maxime Chanot.
Espinoza was originally given a second yellow for the challenge. But in one of the more unusual Video Review sequences, David Gantar waved off the caution and then awarded a straight red after taking a second look.
41' - NYC - Anton Tinnerholm
54' - NYC - Heber
73' - SKC - Ilie Sanchez
77' - NYC - Alexander Ring