There was a ton of emotions during the match between New York City FC (5-8-6) and Toronto FC (7-7-3) as the two clubs battled to a 4-4 Draw in front of a sell-out crowd of 27, 533 at Yankee Stadium.
First emotion was sheer joy as NYCFC was able to get on the board first as at the 17 minute as David Villa put in a beautiful free kick from the corner of the 18-yard box. This was the second consecutive match that The Captain was able to connect on a free kick.
The next emotion was disappointment for the followers of the team in light blue as Sebastian Giovinco recorded three goals in nine minutes.
With having done that Giovinco made history in having the third fastest Hat Trick in Major League Soccer history.
As New York City FC and Toronto FC headed into the half with the visitors holding a 3-2 lead, as a quiet excitement and hope filled Yankee Stadium prior to the Second Half of play.
Toronto FC had started the second half with a goal, before Villa and Patrick Mullins came through with two huge goals, as NYCFC ended the match with a 4-4 draw.
It was the first ever four goal game in club history, while in the past six matches this New York City FC have only suffered one loss.
The fight seen by the team in blue brought pride and once again joy. There was also intensity seen on the field throughout as both clubs fought hard for the point they had eared on this day.
There also had to be a sense of pride and excitement for fans, followers and for the loved ones of both Andoni Iraola and Angelino as both defenders made their debuts. For Iraola, the 33-year-old had the opportunity to play at left back the entire match, while Angelino came off the bench to take the place of Kwame Watson-Siriboe.
More pride was felt by the efforts of keeper Josh Saunders had another magical performance in the cage making several acrobatic stops during the course of the match.
New York City FC will now prepare for a road match against the New England Revolution on July 18, before returning to Yankee Stadium on June 26 to take on Orlando City SC. The match between NYCFC and New England is set to start at 7:30 pm, with the action airing on the YES Network; while the match v Orlando City is set for 2:30 pm and that match will air on the FOX Sports 1 Network.
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Andoni Iraola, Angelino, David Villa and Patrick Mullins:
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