NYCFC, first preseason test without goals and with a defeat
The first defeat for New York City FC came in the first preseason game. The friendly match against FC Copenhagen in Abu Dhabi ended 2-0. The Danish team is at the top of their league, and it has been seen that physical training is noticeably better than of New York.
A game where Torrent has experimented a lot by playing homegrowns except Haak. Joe Scally was in the initial XI, James Sands instead played the next 45′ in midfield. In attack the team has produced little. The absence of a role striker has been felt. In the attack played Castellanos, with his side Maxi Moralez who only in the phase of non-possession recoiled his range of action.
In the second half Jesus Medina entered on the pitch, but he has received very few balls playable. A sterile attack then, few dangers created against FC Copenhagen who instead, in two minutes, unlocked the match and won the victory.
A first game then that showed good things and many negative. New York City FC will return to the pitch against AIK on Friday 8 February.