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NYC F.C. Triumph over Top RAnked LA Galaxy 2-1 in 2018 Season Home Opener !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,03.11.18)-Sweedish Anton Tinnerholm scored his first goal and David Villa his 66th as NYC F.C. triumph over the top ranked LA Galaxy 2-1, on New York's season home opener at legendary Yankees Stadium, Bronx NYC.
With the win the boys in Blue are 2-0 and headed in the right direction to be top contenders for the 2018 MLS Eastern title.NYC F.C. looked impressive on the field offensively with numerous attacks opportunities to score, keeping the crowd on their feet chanting and singing every time they got close to the Galaxy's goalpost.
The first half was very even with both teams counter-attacking but NYC F.C. executed better during its offensive attacks by scoring two goals within ten minutes apart and that's all they will need it to secure the victory.
New York opened the score with a play originated from NYC F.C's defender Tinnerholm giving the ball to Jesus Medina who immediately passed it to Villa inside the six and crossed it to Morales but it was deflected off Galaxy's defender legs Ciani to Tinnerholm, who shot a left footed cannon at 21:52' minute for his first goal as NYC F.C. and giving a 1-0 lead to the boys in blue.
The "Jaguar" David Villa played his 100th MLS game as NYC F.C. player and celebrated scoring his 66th goal in the 32:36 minute, when Medina ran the ball down the left side field and crossed it to Ben Sweat, who was all alone to score but his shot was deflected out Galaxy goalkeeper Bingham's gloves, bouncing back to Villa who tapped a left kick for his 66th goal of his career in the MLS and increased New York lead of 2-0 in the half.
In the second half the LA Galaxy discounted with Jonathan Do Santos scoring at 59:57 minute, after receiving a pass from Boateng and getting in front of NYC F.C. goalkeeper Sean Johnson but it was not enough to overcome the final victory of NYC F.C. 2-1 over the LA Galaxy. " I'm really happy & pleased to win the game because it was against a tough team and tough opponent " said NYC F.C. head coach Patrick Vieira after the game.