New York City FC, Marching On
Although 10-man Sporting Kansas City briefly ignited hopes of an unlikely comeback in the 72ndminute with a goal that made it 2-1, it would have been a travesty if NYCFC had not come out with all three points.
From start to finish, Dome Torrent’s men were the better side, even if their task was made easier by Roger Espinoza’s second half red card for a rash tackle on Maxime Chanot.
Patience was required before Anton Tinnerholm opened the scoring late in the first half but NYC rarely looked back after Héber finished clinically on the other side of the half-time break.
Illie Sanchez headed in what turned out to be, a consolation goal for the visitors, but Alex Ring would fittingly administer the fatal blow with a Ringleader special from range with eight minutes remaining.
Save for a quiet spell in the first half before Tinnerholm’s goal, this was another impressive performance from the Boys in Blue, who continued their excellent recent form to build on last week’s road win in Colorado.