Hear from New York City FC Head Coach Ronny Deila along with defenders Anton Tinnerholm and James Sands after the club’s 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on 7/9
Soccer fans get excited as Major League Soccer had a thrilling start to the MLS is Back Tournament as New York City FC and the Philadelphia Union thrilled the fans that were watching at home.
New York City FC showed some great aggression to start the match and their return to the pitch. They were able to work the ball into some dangerous scoring opportunities through the opening 10′.
Keaton Parks had the first real great opportunity for the boys in blue, when he was able to touch a header at goal from a free-kick position that was saved by the Philadelphia Union keeper.
Manning the cage beautifully for New York City FC was keeper Sean Johnson who made some really nice saves from opportunities created by Philadelphia. New York City FC continued to apply some great pressure on the offensive side of the ball, including a tremendous opportunity from Héber.
It was the visiting side that was able to cash in on the first goal of the match, as Alejandro Bedoya was able to net a beauty from a tight angle, converting on a defensive error made by the boys in Blue and finding the back of the cage.
Sadly New York was not able to find an equalizer and ultimately dropped the first match of the MLS is Back Tournament. Up next will be another thriller as NYCFC takes on Orlando City on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00PM ET. In a change to the schedule, City will round off group play with their third match against Inter Miami on Monday, July 20 at 9:00AM ET.
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