Samba Time | DC United 0-2 NYCFC, April 21

09.10.2019 19:00 of Stefano Bentivogli   See readings
Samba Time | DC United 0-2 NYCFC, April 21

In the very next match, NYCFC did get their first win of the season and a new hero announced himself to the City faithful.

Héber’s arrival from HNK Rijeka proved to be the final key piece for the Boys in Blue and he opened up his account on the road at DC United’s Audi Field, emphatically thrashing in a volley from Ronald Matarrita’s sublime assist.

Cue the celebration we’ve seen 14 more times in Season 5 and the first of seven road wins (a club record).

City’s top-scorer, a man with a million-watt smile, has an infectious enthusiasm which has rubbed off on the whole squad - and with the kind of finishing we saw for the first time vs. DC, it didn’t take Héber long to become an NYCFC fan favorite.