It was heartbreak in New York City, as the New York City FC fell to Real Salt Lake 3-2 in Major League Soccer action on 6/2 at Yankee Stadium.
The boys in blue had a terrific First Half of play, but saw all the effort go away in the Second, in what has been a disturbing trend for the club in their home matches.
There were some bright areas for the club though including the debut of Jack Harrison, who was the first overall pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft for NYCFC. Harrison was electric, aggressive and will be one to watch as the Major League Soccer Season continues.
Harrison even connected for his first goal in the 56th Minute that gave the home team a 1-0 lead, the visitors equalized three minutes later when Yura Movsisyan found the back of the cage to tie things up at 1.
Juan Manuel Martinez put Real Salt Lake at the 72nd Minute, and would have a 3-1 lead courtesy of an own goal in the 74th minute.
New York City FC Captain David Villa gave his club some much needed momentum, and a goal from the penalty spot in the 87th Minute.
Plenty of opportunities were spotted towards the end of the match for NYCFC, at the end though they were unable to convert and walked out of Yankee Stadium with a tough loss.
NYCFC lost for just the second time in eight matches and remains in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 18 points heading into the international break.
Up next for the boys in blue will be a 2016 US Open Cup Match against the New York Cosmos on Wednesday, June 15. That match will be played at Jack Coffey Field, which is on the Campus of Fordham University, with the action set for 7:30 pm.
New York City FC will resume Major League Soccer play on Saturday, June 18, when they host the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium for a match set for 1:00 pm.
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