After the craziness of last weekend’s game against Toronto at Yankees Stadium, New York City FC are off to Foxborough this Saturday evening to take on the New England Revolution. Kick-off is set for 7.30pm and we’ll have the game live on the Third Floor Big Screen.
City took an early 2-0 lead with a fine free kick from 20 yards out by Villa and a rebounded goal from Mullins after Villa’s first penalty was saved by Toronto’s goalkeeper Chris Konopka.
Toronto clawed one back in the 34th minute through a converted penalty from Giovinco after Watson-Siriboe brought down Lovitz in the box. After redeeming his earlier penalty miss he scored two more from open play before the half-time whistle leaving Toronto to take a 3-2 lead into the interval.
Kreis’s decision to replace Watson-Siriboe with newcomer Angelino at the start of the second half definitely improved the defense and Villa brought the score level again at 3-3 when referee Ted Unkel pointed at the spot for the fourth penalty of the game after he was brought down by Konopka in the box.
Toronto’s Delgado thought he had secured victory for the visitors with a simple tap in in the 82nd minute but Mullins proved the hero a minute later with a far post headed goal securing the draw and a valuable point.
NYC FC will certainly be hoping that the long-awaited debut of Frank Lampard this weekend (he missed last Sunday’s game with a calf strain) and an improvement in defense can secure all three points on Saturday at Gillette Stadium against a Revolution side that in win-less in their last five games.