NYCFC was off to a very slow start in this one. They looked terrible in the first half overall. They picked up in the second half and probably were the better team in that segment, but they needed a lucky break on a set piece to tie this one up. NYC looked out of sorts defensively for much of the game, but Castellanos was enough on offense to keep NYC threatening throughout with his counterattacks.
Lineup & Substitutions
Rocha looked terrible at center back
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
Castallanos wastheir offense! He was a catalyst for them on the counterattack. They still can;t seem to find a rhythm this season without Villa
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
First half defense was terrible, but they corrected it and looked better in the second half. Sean Johnson did not have a great game and his gaffe on a playback was absolutely embarassing.
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
Alexander Ring (8)
They need him to be more of a playmaker
Sean Johnson (1)
He looked terrible today and his mishandling of a playback was downright embarassing.
Valentin Castellanos (11)
He was their best player on the night. Great on attack!