Another double-match week calls for another double-match facts list. This time, I’ll combine the two, since both were disappointing matches to cover.
So, what happened against Atlanta United FC at Bobby Dodd Stadium and at home versus New England Revolution?
1. At least we still score goals! That is 13 straight matches without going goalless (previous record was 10, twice last season). Since Patrick Vieira has been manager, New York City FC has been held at zero goals in only six regular season matches out of 48.
2. And at least we still get league points the match after a loss. City has not lost back-to-back matches since April 2016 (April 16 and April 23).
3. Another good point here is that Jack Harrison broke his season record of goals. Last year he scored four. He is at six currently, scoring one in each of these matches.
4. To the bad stuff. In the Atlanta match, City gave up three goals in 6 minutes 56 seconds, the fastest in club history. This beat a 9-minute-13-second Giovinco hat trick on July 12, 2015 in the home match against Toronto FC that ended 4-4.
5. Chris M had me do something depressing and count how many goals from headers NYC conceded before the New England match. The answer is three. After the New England match on Wednesday, that count rises to five.
6. We held out for 13 matches, but in our 14th this year, City conceded a goal in the final 15 minutes for the first time this year.
Right, not a good week, but let’s see if we can end it on a high against Philadelphia next week.
Remember what happened last time??? Oh yeah! And nah, still can’t believe it!