Ronny Deila made a couple of changes on the wings from the 3-1 win over Chicago last time out, bringing in Gary Mackay-Steven and Maxi Moralez for Jesus Medina and Alexandru Mitrița.
Looking to make it three wins from three ahead of Sunday’s trip to the nation’s capital, NYCFC made a spirited start to the match, putting their hosts under pressure throughout the first 45’ on a foggy Foxborough night.
Although the visitors were unable to regularly test Matt Turner in the New England goal in the first 45’, Deila’s side did manage to create dangerous openings on numerous occasions, but the first chance of the night came from a set-piece on 14’ when Maxime Chanot’s header was well saved.
Former Blue Tommy McNamara was a lively presence for New England, but NYCFC continued to edge the midfield battle and were unlucky not to take the lead when Mackay-Steven played Héber through on 35’.
The Brazilian’s movement was excellent as he found himself through on goal in behind the defense, but Turner raced out well to narrow the angle and blocked the shot to keep the two teams level going in at the break.
It didn’t stay that way for long. Despite New England’s change in shape and two substitutions at the interval, NYCFC deservedly took the lead on 59’ when more brilliant work from Anton Tinnerholm and a clever run from Héber forced an own goal and put City up one.
Sean Johnson got in on the action with a rare save on 70’ and it was a big one, a sprawling flying stop from Bou off a long range rip which looked destined for the top corner.
The importance of the save was underlined just a couple of minutes later when Héber scored his first MLS goal of 2020 with an emphatic header off a Ronald Matarrita corner to make it 2-0.
It was no less than City warranted off a dominant display and it could have got even better on 79’ when only another great save by Turner prevented Keaton Parks from heading in a third.
Joe Scally came in for his MLS debut late on to provide another highlight at the end of another very pleasing night’s work.
Altre notizie - Focus
- 23:30 New England Revolution vs. NYCFC - Thórarinsson Preview
- 23:00 New England Revolution vs. NYCFC - Ronny Deila Preview
- 22:34 Injury Report - Maxi Moralez and two others are unavailable
- 23:00 Tinnerholm is decisive: he is the leader of New York
- 21:35 Ronny Deila expressed his satisfaction with the victory against FC Cincinnati
- 19:57 NYCFC, a growing concern for injured Maxi Moralez
- 18:00 NYCFC 2-1 FC Cincinnati - Mackay-Steven Reaction
- 16:00 NYCFC 2-1 FC Cincinnati - Tinnerholm Reaction
- 14:00 NYCFC 2-1 FC Cincinnati - Ronny Reaction on the injuries of Matarrita and Maxi
- 12:00 NYCFC 2-1 FC Cincinnati - Highlights
- 10:26 NYCFC 2-1 FC Cincinnati - Match Recap
- 23:00 NYCFC Announces Latest Support for South Bronx during COVID-19
- 22:18 NYCFC vs. FC Cincinnati - Ronny Deila Preview
- 08:26 Justin Haak Joins Hartford Athletic on Season-Long Loan
- 14:00 Seitz makes 4 saves, DC United ties NYCFC 0-0 without a shot
- 12:00 New York City FC little cynical and unlucky
- 10:00 DC United 0, New York City FC 0 | 2020 MLS Match Recap
- 08:10 D.C. United 0-0 NYCFC - Match Recap
- 18:00 James Sands at risk of disqualification
- 16:00 New York City FC - Only two absent against DC United
- 14:00 DC UNITED vs NYCFC: PROBABLE STARTING XI
- 23:30 Bruce Arena: NYCFC the best team we've played this year
- 22:39 Messi's arrival at New York City FC is postponed
- 23:30 New England Revolution 0-2 NYCFC - Joe Scally's Reaction
- 23:00 NE Revolution 0-2 NYCFC - Héber Reaction
- 22:23 New England Revolution 0-2 NYCFC - Ronny Deila Reaction
- 16:00 Fagundez: "We need to learn from" loss to New York City FC
- 14:00 Turner: "We were physically just dominated all night"
- 12:00 Arena: "On the night we were thoroughly outplayed"
- 10:00 New England Revolution 0, New York City FC 2 | 2020 MLS Match Recap
- 08:21 New England Revolution 0-2 NYCFC - Match Recap
- 16:00 New England Revolution vs. NYCFC - Keaton Parks Preview
- 15:00 New England Revolution vs. NYCFC - Ronny Deila Preview
- 13:00 NYCFC, offer to Benfica for Cristian Lema
- 22:30 Tinnerholm: "We don't have to think we are the best"
- 21:19 Ronny Deila relies on Maxi Moralez for the third win in a row of NYCFC
- 18:43 Arena | "We're going to anticipate some changes on Wednesday" vs. NYCFC
- 19:00 New York City FC finds the best Anton Tinnerholm
- 17:00 NYCFC 3-1 Chicago Fire FC - Maxi Moralez Reaction
- 15:00 NYCFC 3-1 Chicago Fire FC - Tinnerholm Reaction
- 13:00 NYCFC 3-1 Chicago Fire FC - Ronny Deila Reaction
- 21:48 Maxi Moralez is back and NYCFC is amazing
- 20:59 Breaking News: Messi's future first in Manchester then in New York
- 18:00 New York veterans make the Blues shine again
- 17:00 New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire FC - MLS Highlights
- 16:00 With Maxi Moralez back, NYCFC play best 45 minutes of season in 3-1 win over Chicago Fire FC
- 14:26 Messi does not show up for the Barça tests. NYCFC and MLS continue to pray
- 08:19 NYCFC 3-1 Chicago Fire - Match Recap
- 21:30 A British reporter puts Messi away from NYCFC
- 21:00 NYCFC vs Chicago Fire: Here's how it went last time
- 20:36 Johnson: "We are always on the front line"