The New York City FC’s well-documented home venue issue is usually considered an off-field issue as clubs continue to seek permanent homes in five wards.
At the beginning of 2021, family problems also seem to be field problems.
The NYCFC dropped points at home three times in a row on Saturday at the New England Revolution, the secondary venue for the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
The city counterattacked twice to level the score in the second half, but Rev was forever preempted by a goal in the 88th minute of former NYCFC midfielder Tommy McNamara. New England goalkeeper Matt Turner responded to his reputation as one of MLS’s best on a seven-save night, including an early penalty stop to keep the match scoreless.
The NYCFC fell to 3-2-3 (11 points) this season, including a 1-1-2 home record. The city’s only home victory took place on April 24 — a 5-0 victory over FC Cincinnati, the last place at Yankee Stadium. The club lost both games at this year’s Red Bull Arena.
City dragged in half-time after Gustavo Bou scored three season goals in New England in the 27th minute. Bow fired a volley from the outside of the box, took some deflection from the NYCFC defender, and threw enough Sean Johnson to find the net.
NYCFC was leveled when Thiago Andrade first appeared in MLS after half-time sub-shooting and opened a scoring account in the 55th minute. Andrade, 20, used a soft first touch to wrap the ball in a box for easy finishing.
78 minutes into the match, defender John Bell scored the first goal of his career at MLS and redirected the cross. Meanwhile, the sleepy City defense didn’t mark the center of the box and NYCFC caught up again in the 85th minute. Clean up loose balls from corner kicks.
New England regained the lead just three minutes after Tajon Buchanan’s low cross slipped through the NYCFC’s backline and McNamara won.
New York City FC were supposed to be on the board in the first half, but some chances weren’t met.
Jesús Medina received a NYCFC penalty in the 10th minute when he was defeated by Andrew Farrell on the right side of the box during a break. After a long VAR check, Valentin Castellanos stepped in and fired towards the bottom left, but almost approached the post, defeating a keeper as skilled as Matt Turner and maintaining the level of revolution.
Castellanos lags behind New England’s defense and had another chance shortly after receiving a pinpoint pass from Maxi Moralez. However, Turner finished the chance with a close-up shot from Castellanos and an Argentine handball after the rebound.
NYCFC’s new 18-year-old designated player, Talles Magno, made his first MLS start and made his full debut by playing like a teenager. There were signs of a player the club wanted to see, but he was also pulled out of the ball on some occasions and eventually removed on a break for Andrade.
NYCFC drop points at home again and give up goals in the second half after losing to the New England Revolution
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