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Tenacity key for NYCFC in victory over New England

David Villa. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Tenacity:

The quality or fact of being very determined; determination

New York City FC showed the guts, determination and tenacity that they had in the 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer action at Yankee Stadium.

This was a huge match for the boys in blue who are trying to battle for Second Place in the Eastern Conference.

Things did not look great to start as the Revolution were able to get on the board at the 57′ thanks to a goal by Teal Bunbury. The Captain David Villa was able to step-up and create magic in the 77′ marker to get the momentum on the side of the home team.

There was a lot of tension building up to the game-winner, in the end it was Jonathan Lewis stopage-time goal that was able to get the team  five points ahead of Chicago.

MHere are some interesting stats and milestones

  • NYCFC now have a 14-7-4 record through 25 games.
  • David Villa scored his 19th goal of the season and his 60th for NYCFC
  • Villa has now netted 11 in his last ten games
  • Jonathan Lewis scored his second goal for NYCFC in as many weeks – also the second of his pro career
  • Yangel Herrera will miss the Hudson River Derby on Friday night after picking up a yellow card
  • New England are still chasing their first road win of the season
  • This was NYCFC’s first home win over New England since the Historic Home Opener in 2015

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the game:

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Fans are also encourageed to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference:

Featuring:

Head Coach Patirck Viera

New York City FC will return back to Yankee Stadium on September 6, when they host Sporting Kansas City in a match set for 7:30 p.m.

For more information on New York City FC and for tickets fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.nycfc.com

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Hat Trick from Villa leads to NYCFC First Series Win over Red Bulls

David Villa. Photo By: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Captain David Villa scored his first ever NYCFC hat-trick, to help lead the team to their first ever series victory over the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer action on 8/6.

It was an intense Hudson River Derby in front of a sold out Yankee Stadium that saw great opportunities from both clubs, in the end though it wound up that Villa and Bradley Wright-Phillips, who both always seem to find a way to score in these big game situations -once again shined brightest on the bigest of stages. Villa was able to cap the game with a penalty kick at the 75th minute.

One of the trends throughout the night was not only the physical play by both clubs, but also the passion seen by both fan bases as the popularity of the Derby grows with each passing year.

For NYCFC they saw the return of Khiry Shelton at the 57th minute to help with his physical style of play. This will be something to watch for and maybe one of the keys for the team as they go on throughout the season.

Interesting Notes, Stats and Milestones of the game:

  • This was the first game in NYCFC history with the Video Review system implemented
  • NYCFC have clinched a seasonal series against the Red Bulls for the first time (2-0-0 with one to play)
  • NYCFC have won three of the last four Hudson River Derby matches
  • David Villa scored his first hat-trick for NYCFC
  • David Villa scored his 15th, 16th and 17th goals of the season and his second, third and fourth against the Red Bulls
  • Khiry Shelton came on as a substitute for his first appearance in four months
  • NYCFC are now 12-7-4 for the 2017 season
  • Jonathan Lewis made his second start for NYCFC
  • Maxi Moralez received a yellow card and so will be suspended for the game at LA Galaxy next Saturday
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips has scored ten goals against NYCFC

New York City FC will return back to Yankee Stadium on August 20, when they take on the New England Revolution in a match set for 6:00 p.m.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the game:

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Fans are also encourageed to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference:

Featuring:

Head Coach Patirck Viera

For more information on NYCFC and for tickets fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.nycfc.com

 

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Photos and Video from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies v Trenton Thunder games on 8/2 and 8/3

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies game on 8/2 (postponed to a doubleheader on 8/3):

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Fans are also encouraged to check out this video as the team was awared the Eastern League All-Star Game in 2020:

For more information on the Binghamton Rumble Ponies fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

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Tough result for New York City FC in 2-2 Draw against Toronto

Maxi Moralez. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

New York City FC have had a hard time against Toronto FC, July 19 almost was different, it was a goal during stoppage time for the visiting side though that resulted in a tough 2-2 result for the boys in blue.

Toronto FC tallied the first goal at the 11′ mark as Ashtone Morgan put in a cross to the back of the post for the early advantage. Searching for a goal is something that is a familiar feeling for New York City FC, as they have looked for the equalizer in the past.

Once again the team found a response at the 45′ minute as Captain David Villa recorded his 13th goal of the season. The energy around not only the team, but also Yankee Stadium was a positive one as the team headed into the locker at the half.

NYCFC were able to take the lead as Maxi Moralez on a beautiful combination play with Villa, in his return to the starting XI.

It had seemed as if the home side was going to finally get a victory over Toronto FC, when a Victor Vazquez penalty kick gave Toronto FC a earned point, and the 2-2 result.

New York City FC will have little time to forget the result from this match, as they will host the Chicago Fire at Yankee Stadium, with the action starting at 2:00 pm.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the match:

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Fans are also encourageed to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference:

Featuring:

Head Coach Patirck Viera

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https://www.nycfc.com

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Cyclones Split Doubleheader against the Connecticut Tigers

The 2017 Brooklyn Cyclones during Super Hero Day. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

The Brooklyn Cyclones are starting to gain confidence and momentum, as the 2017 New York-Penn League Progresses.

Brooklyn was able to earn the first ever home victory at MCU Park on a sweltering Sunday afternoon, prior to dropping the second game of a doubleheader against Connecticut . It seemed as if the team as a whole was just trying to make solid contact with the ball, instead of forcing the home run.

It also seemed as if Brooklyn improved on the defensive side of the ball, as the team also had the first errorless game of the season. Lots of positive progress all around for this young club, who will look to continue that as the year progresses.

Leading the way in the Cyclones 7-6 victory in Game 1 was Quinn BrodeyJose Miguel Medina and Carlos Sanchez all had two hits. Leon ByrdWalter RasquinMatt Winaker, and Franklin Correa all recorded a hit for Brooklyn.

Though Game 2 was a tough 3-2 loss, there were definite signs that the team overall were going in a positive direction.

Reed Gamache tallied three hits, while Byrd,  Rasquin, Winaker and Cecilio Aybar all had a hit. Doing a tremendous job on the mound was Pitcher Jose Carlos Medina, who struck out five batters in seven innings of work.

The Cyclones will complete this home series against the Connecticut Tigers on Monday, July 3 with the first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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Manager Edgardo Alfonzo and First Baseman Matt Winaker

For more information on the Brooklyn Cyclones and for tickets to upcoming events, fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

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Character Shown for NYCFC in 3-1 victory over Minnesota United FC

Jack Harrison. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Character was the word NYCFC Head Coach Patirck Viera used after the club’s 3-1 victory over Minnesota United FC, and that was exactly what was shown was Character.

The Boys in Blue have now been able to win Four Games in a row, while also recording three straight comeback victories at Yankee Stadium. New York City FC have  been training hard, and the results have shown in the last few matches.

Alexander Callens was able to help NYCFC tie the match at 1 during the 37′ mark, on a pretty passing play from Ben Sweat.

New York City FC gained the lead at the 57′ mark as Jack Harrison put in a beauty of a header for the 2-1 lead. Capping off the night on the offensive side was Captain David Villa, who recorded the third goal at the 62′ mark.

Returning to the pitch for NYCFC was Andrea Pirlo with 15 minutes remaining. Also a positive side for the Boys in Blue was the play of Eirik Johansen, who was able to get back into the goalkeeping groove.

Notes:

  • Ronald Matarrita made his first start since April 14
  • Ben Sweat completed his fourth assist of the season – the second highest tally for a defender in MLS
  • Alexander Callens scored his second goal for NYCFC
  • Jack Harrison scored his eighth goal of the season – doubling the tally he netted in his Rookie season
  • Rodney Wallace racked up his eighth assist of 2017
  • David Villa scored his 11th goal of the season and his 52nd in total for NYCFC
  • NYCFC recovered a deficit to win for the third home game in a row
  • NYCFC won their fourth straight game, tying the club record set in July 2016
  • Vieira’s side now have a 10-5-3 record through their first 18 games of the season

NYCFC return to action next Wednesday night when they travel to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps. The next home game is on July 19th as they play host to Toronto FC.

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Fans are also encourageed to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference:

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Head Coach Patirck Viera

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https://www.nycfc.com

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Cyclones Drop Season Opener to SI Yankees, 7-4

Cyclones in a team huddle prior to game on 6/20. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

There has always got to be nerves on the first day, especially when you have an opportunity to perform or play in front of a crowd in a Big Time City like Brooklyn.

Getting the first game under your belt is a huge achievment, and is something that may go a long way as the 2017 Brooklyn Cyclones games progresses.

For now though, the team as well as what was an amazing crowd was delt with a 7-4 loss to rivals the Staten Island Yankees in New York-Penn League action at MCU Park.

Catcher Carlos Sanchez was one of four Cyclones recording a hit during the course of the game, while also bringing home two runs. Jacob ZanonReed Gamache, and Ian Strom all were able to tally hits in the Season Opener.

This edition of the 2017 Cyclones will now get a full taste of what it is like in New York-Penn League, as they will have three games on the road in Vermont, before returning home to MCU Park to host Hudson Valley in a game scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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