Alex Ring brought up 100 MLS appearances in an NYCFC side which showed three changes from the opening day defeat vs. Philadelphia last time out.
In came Jesus Medina, Gudmundur Thórarinsson and Maxime Chanot in place of Maxi Moralez, Keaton Parks and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi.
Parks and Tajouri-Shradi dropped to the bench, while Maxi Moralez missed out altogether with a quad injury which could see him miss several weeks.
With lightning in the area, kickoff was delayed by 10 minutes and it was Orlando who warmed to the task quicker when the match did finally get under way, racing into a two-goal lead inside the opening 10 minutes.
Chris Mueller notched the opener from a set-piece on 4’, before doubling his and Orlando’s tally on 10’ with a finish from close range, leaving NYCFC in big trouble early on.
The response from the Boys in Blue was a good one, with Maxime Chanot only narrowly missing with a header from a set-piece and Taty Castellanos twice going close after finding himself in good positions in the opening 30’.
When NYCFC’s first MLS goal of the season did finally arrive to halve the deficit, it was one of the highest quality.
On 38’, Héber touched on a pass to Medina on the edge of the area and the Paraguayan chested it down and struck an unstoppable half volley into the top corner for his 10th MLS goal and one of the goals of the tournament so far.
Back in touch, Ronny Deila brought Tajouri-Shradi on at the half, while Alexandru Mitriță and Keaton Parks also joined the charge at the midway point of the second period.
James Sands crashed a shot into the side netting and Tajouri-Shradi forced a save from Pedro Gallese as the pressure mounted from the Boys in Blue.
Gallese was increasingly busy as the game’s final straight approached, making a double save from Parks and Castellanos on 77’ to keep his side one goal ahead.
Those saves proved to be key on 81’ when Orlando restored their two-goal advantage through Tesho Akindele’s close range header.
In 10 minutes of stoppage-time, Gary Mackay-Steven came off the bench and forced another stop from Gallese and Mitriță struck the crossbar with a long range effort but NYC couldn’t find another reply.
City will now have to rely on results elsewhere and a big win in the final game vs. Inter Miami next Monday to be in with a chance of advancing.
Altre notizie - Focus
- 18:22 Ineffective attack and soft defense: a lot of work for Ronny Deila to do
- 15:04 Mackay-Stevens: It's disappointing to lose in this way
- 08:46 Ronny Deila: We have improved, too bad we were eliminated
- 08:39 NYCFC vs Portland Timbers 1-3: Blues eliminated
- 23:30 New York City FC vs Portland Timbers: the probable Starting XI
- 23:00 NYCF vs Portland Timbers - Watch The Show!
- 22:30 Deila: "Maxi has a calf pain that we have to verify"
- 22:00 NYCFC vs Portland Timbers - Ronny Deila Press Conference
- 21:40 NYCFC vs Portland Timbers: Tajouri-Shradi and Gedion Zelalem unavailable
- 22:35 Former New York City FC Domenec Torrent will coach the Flamengo team
- 08:05 New York City FC Face Portland Timbers in MLS is Back Quarterfinals
- 14:00 Match Recap | Toronto FC 1-3 NYCFC
- 13:00 It's finally Ronny Deila's New York City FC!
- 10:00 Toronto FC 1-3 NYCFC - Press Conference Of Ronny Deila
- 09:00 WATCH: NYCFC 3 -TORONTO FC 1: the highlights
- 08:10 NYCFC vs TORONTO FC, Deila: The Boys Really Wanted To Win
- 08:09 NYCFC pass huge Toronto FC hurdle as Maxi Moralez shows his class
- 23:40 New York City in full force: there are no injured players
- 23:23 Toronto FC vs. NYCFC - Press Conference of Ronny Deila
- 23:22 Toronto FC vs. NYCFC - Mackay-Steven Preview
- 23:16 NYCFC, emotion, luck and discipline to win
- 23:13 Toronto FC vs. NYCFC - Tinnerholm Preview
- 14:00 Tinnerholm on the team spirit: We Had a Great Speech And...
- 13:00 Toronto, Bradley launches challenge to NYCFC: "We Know Them Well"
- 12:03 Tinnerholm: We want revenge on Toronto
- 22:00 NYCFC picks up fits win, eliminates Inter Miami from tournament
- 21:00 Inter Miami 0-1 NYCFC - Tajouri-Shradi & Parks Reaction
- 20:56 Inter Miami CF 0, New York City FC 1 | MLS is Back Tournament Match Recap
- 11:00 New York City FC looking to put early-season doldrums behind them against Inter Miami CF
- 10:00 Inter Miami vs. NYCFC - Press Conference of Ronny Deila
- 09:00 Inter Miami vs. NYCFC - Ring Preview
- 08:07 Injury Report | Maxi Rated as Doubtful for Miami
- 14:00 Maxi Moralez hopes to recover against Inter Miami
- 13:00 NYCFC, first game ever against the Inter Miami of Bean Sweat
- 00:01 NYCFC, a game that is worth the whole season
- 23:45 NYCFC, there is hope that Maxi could recover
- 23:27 Former New York City FC standout Jack Harrison, Leeds United earn promotion to English Premier League
- 16:00 NYCFC, a mountain to climb
- 15:00 Alexander Ring, 100 in NYCFC
- 14:00 New York City FC, Qualification Hopes
- 13:00 Finally good news for NYCFC: Maxi Moralez can return against Inter Miami
- 16:00 VIDEO - The perfect Half-Volley of Jesus Medina
- 15:00 NYCFC 1-3 Orlando City - Press Conference of Ronny Deila
- 14:00 NYCFC 1-3 Orlando City - Medina Reaction
- 13:00 NYCFC 1-3 Orlando City, Sean Johnson Reaction
- 08:00 Match Recap - NYCFC 1-3 Orlando City
- 15:00 Tinnerholm: The next game will be crucial for us
- 14:00 New York City FC Academy Director Liam Manning to Become Head Coach of Lommel SK