Head Coach Ronny Deila was forced into a number of changes for this first meeting with Montreal in 2020, with a combination of injuries and suspensions denying him a clutch of players.
Taty Castellanos and Maxime Chanot were both ruled out due to yellow card accumulation, meaning it was Jesus Medina who started up top, while Sebastien Ibeagha partnered up with Alex Callens at the heart of the defense.
Maxi Moralez was able to make his first start since the middle of September after successfully coming through a 30' substitute appearance on the road in Columbus last weekend with no ill effect.
Going into this Saturday night showdown in the BX, City were unbeaten since the 2015 season vs. Montreal in one of the Club's longest-standing runs vs. one opponent, and they looked to continue this proud run with a strong start.
Gary Mackay-Steven drew two good saves from James Pantemis in an attritional first half, while Maxi Moralez also brought the best out of the Montreal 'keeper in a scoreless first 45' where neither side was able to lay a glove on the other.
NYCFC picked it up after the interval and it wasn't too long until Jesus Medina had opened the scoring on 68'. It was an excellent sweeping move from the home side as they moved the ball right up the opposition half before Matarrita squared for Medina to slot home after some confusion in the Montreal backline.
Two became three in the final 10' when Maxi Moralez announced his return to the starting XI with a beautiful finish from an Anton Tinnerholm cut-back for his first goal of the regular season.
The NYCFC scoring was complete five minutes later when Tony Rocha volleyed a brilliant goal in from a corner kick for his first goal for NYCFC, before the visitors replied with a late consolation goal through Quioto.
All in all, a satisfying night's work which, at the time of writing, moves NYCFC up to fifth place in the standings and within one result of reaching the MLS Playoffs.
Altre notizie - Focus
- 22:15 Sean Johnson: "Thanks to all the supporters who stuck with us through this challenging year"
- 21:51 New York City FC, Tinnerholm expressed his feelings
- 23:47 New York City FC, need to grow mentally and be more concrete
- 23:38 NYCFC, former intern describes sexual harassment allegations against David Villa
- 18:00 Tinnerholm: "It is brutal to lose this way"
- 17:00 Parks: "We deserved the victory"
- 16:00 Ronny Deila: "I'm devasteted"
- 15:30 New York City FC defeated: team without personality
- 15:00 NEW POLL - Orlando City 6 - 5 New York City FC: is it the worst defeat in the history of the Blues?
- 14:00 Orlando City (6) 1-1 (5) NYCFC - Ronny Deila Reaction
- 00:01 What happened in the Orlando City vs. NYCFC penalty shootout? Here are the official explanations from PRO
- 23:33 Match Recap | Orlando City 1-1 NYCFC
- 22:30 Orlando 6 - 5 NYCFC: Orlando advanced New York returns home
- 16:32 Orlando City - NYCFC 1-1: PENALTIES LIVE ON (6-5) NOW IT'S OVER
- 16:00 Deila: "Orlando is a good team but..."
- 15:18 NYCFC, three players out against Orlando City
- 19:30 Deila: “We are ready for what’s coming"
- 18:30 Tinnerholm: "The season starts for real on Saturday for us"
- 17:30 Orlando City SC vs. NYCFC - Ronny Deila Preview - VIDEO
- 23:30 The First Interview of Andres Jasson As Professional Player Of NYCFC - VIDEO
- 23:00 Orlando City SC vs. NYCFC - Taty Castellanos Preview - VIDEO
- 22:30 Andres Jasson: "I'm excited to join NYCFC"
- 22:05 New York City FC Signs Andres Jasson to Homegrown Contract
- 23:25 Ex-NYCFC Domenec Torrent sacked at Flamengo
- 23:22 Chicago Fire 3-4 NYCFC - Mackay-Steven Reaction
- 14:00 Chicago Fire 3-4 NYCFC - Ronny Deila Reaction - VIDEO
- 23:37 Chicago Fire FC 3, New York City FC 4 | 2020 MLS Match Recap
- 20:43 Chicago Fire vs NYCFC 3-4: Match ends, great win for the Blues
- 18:47 NYCFC vs Chicago Fire: Blues without 4 players
- 21:00 Brazilian club Gremio make offer for NYCFC's Jesus Medina
- 20:34 Chicago Fire FC vs. NYCFC - Ronny Deila Preview
- 23:15 NYCFC, a performance of strength and personality
- 18:00 NYCFC 5-2 Red Bulls - Taty Castellanos Reaction - VIDEO
- 17:00 NYCFC 5-2 Red Bulls - Mackay-Steven Reaction - VIDEO
- 16:00 NYCFC 5-2 Red Bulls - Ronny Deila Reaction - VIDEO
- 15:00 Castellanos’ Majestic Performance Lifts NYCFC Over Red Bulls
- 14:00 NYCFC 5-2 Red Bulls - Match Recap
- 09:03 HIGHLIGHTS | NYCFC vs. Red Bulls 5-2 - VIDEO
- 08:51 New York is Blue!
- 23:10 Deila: "We want to finish in the top four and show that we are the best in NY"
- 23:01 NYCFC vs Red Bulls: five Blues players unavailable
- 23:30 Toronto FC 0-1 NYCFC - Tinnerholm Reaction
- 23:15 Toronto FC 0-1 NYCFC - Chanot Reaction
- 23:09 Toronto FC 0-1 NYCFC - Ronny Deila Reaction
- 14:00 HIGHLIGHTS: Toronto FC vs. New York City FC - VIDEO
- 08:56 Toronto FC 0-1 NYCFC - Match Recap
- 00:04 Toronto FC vs NYCFC: Starting XI
- 23:00 Toronto FC vs. NYCFC - Jesus Medina Preview - VIDEO
- 22:06 Toronto FC vs. NYCFC - Ronny Deila Preview - VIDEO
- 21:24 New York City FC, many players unavailable against Toronto FC
- 20:58 Tony Rocha symbol of a team made up of an amazing group
- 21:33 Maxi Moralez inserted into the MLS team of the week
- 17:14 Maxi Moralez the key of the las win of NYCFC