The struggle for the New York City Football Club doesn’t seem to come to an end as the club dropped their 6th in 7 games, falling to the New England Revolution in Foxboro, Massachusetts 3-0. In the midst of a brutal period, between 7 matches in 21 days and a run of injuries the team put up opportunities on net tonight, only to be turned away repeatedly by Revs goalkeeper as defensive collapses gave the home club more opportunities than it deserved.
Nick Cushing felt the game should have been won, but mistakes were made, ”We just have to raise our standard now because we’ve done an awful lot to win a football game today. But, we were just far too easy to score on. When our standard in those moments is low, you give away goals. We have a game that’s six, maybe seven-three in goal chances for us. Big, big chances for us; compared to their chances which I thought.”
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Falling behind early again didn’t help as the club repeatedly struggled to come back when falling behind, but a score by Jonathan Bell at the 12 minute mark followed by 33 minutes in by Noel Buck gave a club that’s struggle to score goals of late a 2-0 deficit at half. However the back breaker moment came at 66′, when a pass from DeJuan Jones from the right side found it’s way through multiple defenders to former NYCFC midfielder Tommy MacNamara for the 3-0 score (and final). Cushing acknowledged the mistake, “They should be blocked. We should have a block on, we have enough numbers and we have enough bodies in to get a block on. Simple.”
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The team remains in 4th place, but the space between them and the remaining 3 teams in the playoffs diminishes by the game. Up next is a chance to get back to winning as they face 8th place Cincinnati on Wednesday at Citi Field, where the team has gone 2-0-1 this season.
1) The club started the process of integrating players from NYCFC II for this match. First Samuel Owusu came on as a late substitute for his first minutes at the MLS level while Defender Stephen Turnbull was added on a short turn loan as well.
2) This marks the 11th match in a row where the team has scored 2 goals or less, with just 13 goals during that run.
3) What might be beneficial to NYCFC fans is the club has never lost to Cincinnati FC in 6 matches, having gone 6-0-1 and outscoring the Orange & Blue 26-9.
4) Despite the recent setbacks, NYCFC is still second highest in goals scored at home as well differential with 32 & a +15. Both are second to Philadelphia.
5) The club may benefit from getting some of it’s injury racked squad back on the pitch although it remains to be seen who and how much. This will be huge for the club as they are in the middle of a 7 game in 21 day stretch that seems to become more exhausting as the run continues on.
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