New York City FC 5, FC Cincinnati 2 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
Heber scored his first brace in MLS, Maxi Moralez had a goal and three assists, and New York City FC outclassed FC Cincinnati throughout a 5-2 victory at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Alexandru Mitrita also scored for the Cityzens despite making it harder on themselves. The hosts conceded two own goals — including one from Heber — in what was otherwise easily their best 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium this season.
In the process, NYCFC stretched its club-record unbeaten run to 10 matches and moved within a point of the fifth-place New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference table. They also became the first team in MLS history to win a match in which they twice put the ball into their own net and emerged with a victory.
After winning their first match under interim coach Yoann Damet, Cincinnati have now lost four straight to continue solidifying their spot at the foot of the East table. They've been outscored 15-4 during that stretch.
11' - NYC - Alexandru Mitrita | WATCH
17' - NYC - Heber | WATCH
29' - NYC - Ismael Tajouri-Shradi | WATCH
37' - CIN - Heber (OG) | WATCH
49' - NYC - Heber | WATCH
76' - CIN - Sebastien Ibeagha (OG) | WATCH
90' - NYC - Maxi Moralez | WATCH