The New York City FC (1-2-3) earned a tough 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union (1-3-3) in Major League Soccer action at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.
NYCFC was so close to earning a thrilling victory in front of 20,461 in what was a perfect day for soccer in the Bronx. In the end though, the Union were able to get a goal by C.J. Sapping in the 86 minute to tie things up, and that was the way the night ended with a 1-1 tie.
At the start of the match the visitors had all the momentum, being very aggressive and getting multiple shots at keeper Josh Saunders (six saves), who had another stellar performance.
In his debut for New York City FC Khiry Shelton showed a glimpse of what is to come for the club. Sheldon showed some great command, while also setting up several good scoring opportunities.
Sheldon eventually combined with Mehdi Ballouchy in the 57th minute for the first goal of the night, on a play worthy of the ESPN Top-10.
Two other impressive performances from the Starting 11 for NYCFC came from Javier Calle, who had some good opportunities tonight as well as Adam Nemec.
Kwadwo Poku came in for the club in the Second Half of play and continues to show a great touch and explosive play. Poku came in for Captain David Villa, who left with a hamstring injury.
New York City FC will next be in action on Sunday, April 19, when they welcome the Portland Timbers to the Bronx. Kickoff between these two clubs is set for 7:00 p.m.
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