A regretful match yet again but it was a very even match, including the scoreline, a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium. Let’s see what we have after this one.
1. In the first three games, New York City FC has conceded two goals. To compare, in 2016, City conceded six, but in 2015, only one.
2. NYCFC has scored five goals so far this season, compared to six in 2016, and three in 2015.
3. The current record matches last season’s start, 1W-1D-1L (4 pts), but not as good as in 2015, which was 1W-2D-0L (5 pts).
4. I agreed and disagreed with Patrick Vieira when he called this match a déjà vu of last year, with Dominic Oduro again scoring the equalizing goal. Same player, but not as late: Oduro scored 23 minutes earlier than last year.
5. Rodney Wallace was the Man of the Match, according to whoscored.com, earning an 8.1 rating. Second best for City was Andrea Pirlo (7.2), third was Ethan White (7.1). Something to note here, David Villa and Maxi Morález had the lowest rating of the starting XI (6.4).
6. City’s reached 10 straight home matches undefeated. The next highest is 4, in early 2016: a 1-1 draw with New England Revolution in March 26, a scoreless draw with Chicago Fire on April 10, the aforementioned 1-1 draw with Montreal Impact on April 27, and a 3-2 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 30, which was our first home win last season.
Now we wait for April Fools’ Day to play San Jose at home.
Wait, international break? Already?!? It’s only been three weeks!