Typical New York City, huh? Go down a goal, and still come out on top. This team must really like late drama. In fact, I will take you through that point right there and other points, other than the three points for the win (see what I did there? huh? huh? yeah!), that come out of the second Yankee Stadium fixture this season against the New England Revolution. Also, this was match day 25, so as promised, we will look at the progress report for this season so far.
1. Let’s talk about that point I mentioned earlier. New York City FC has a bit of a habit of scoring late. Out of the 47 goals scored this season, 9 was scored in the final 15 minutes plus stoppage time. Out of that 9, only one was scored in stoppage time. Yep, Jonathan Lewis did that on Sunday.
His knee slide was on point this week too! @Jon_lewis710
— Roddy Russell Jr. (@rrusselljr93) August 21, 2017
Ethan out here frying mans after hours lol?
— Jonathan Lewis (@Jon_lewis710) August 21, 2017
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) August 21, 2017
2. City’s head-to-head record against New England improves to 3W-2D-3L.
3. NYC earned only their second win at home over the Revs on Sunday. The first? City’s home opener in 2015.
4. Yes, David Villa is now on 60 goals for NYCFC. The man himself.
On to the progress report!
5. City doubled the number of wins from 2015.
6. City is projected to have 60 points at the end of the season, both by this graph and by FiveThirtyEight.
7. City moves to second in the league on points per match.
8. The Blues take in second place in goals scored as well. As for goals conceded, City holds tenth in least goals conceded, so just about middle of the pack.
9. NYC has a goal differential of +13 for the third time this year. So far, this has been the club’s record.
10. City has scored in 23 out of 25 matches this season.
11. But the club has conceded in 20 out of 25.
12. Check out these numbers also from FiveThirtyEight: more than 99% chance of making playoffs, 56% chance of skipping the first round, 11% chance of winning the Shield, and 10% chance of winning the Cup.
Just about three-quarters into the season, and things look great. Second in the East and in the league, some defense issues just about sorted out, attacking is above average. This is nice! Let’s see if City continues the trend in the final nine games of the season. Next up the final round of the already-won 2017 Hudson River Derby series. Can the Boys in Blue make it a sweep?
I’m gonna have to start taking blood pressure pills because of these comeback wins…