Major League Soccer: New England defeats New York City 3-0

FOXBOROUGH. New England was eventually too good for New York City.


FOXBOROUGH. New England was after all too strong for New York City with the goal of J. Bell (12′), N. Buck (33′) and T. McNamara (65′). New York City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%).​

The match was played at the Gillette Stadium stadium in Foxborough on Sunday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Guido Gonzalez with the help of Charles Morgante and Brooke Mayo. The 4th official was Matthew Conger. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 21.9 degrees Celsius or 71.44 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

New York City was in firm control of the ball 64% while New England was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

New York City was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 8 were on target. Notwithstanding, New England succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

New England shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, New York City shot 18 times, 8 on target, 10 off target.


New England received 1 yellow card (N. Buck). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to New York City.

After this match, New England will have 38 points like Cincinnati to move down in the 7th place. On the other side, New York City will stay with 45 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 12'

    J. Bell

  • 33'

    N. Buck

  • 41'

    N. Buck

  • 62'

    M. Pellegrini

    T. Andrade

  • 62'

    T. Magno

    M. Moralez

  • 63'

    G. Zelalem

    J. Haak

  • 65'

    T. McNamara

  • 66'

    E. Boateng

    N. Buck

  • 67'

    C. Makoun

    L. Maciel

  • 70'

    G. Pereira

    S. Rodriguez

  • 78'

    S. A. Owusu

    N. B. Acevedo Tabarez

  • 82'

    O. Gonzalez

    J. Bell

  • 82'

    R. Spaulding

    T. McNamara

  • 88'

    J. Rennicks

    G. Bou

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, New England will play away against New York RB on the 10th of September with a 18-13 head to head statistic in favor of New England (14 draws).

New York City will host Cincinnati on the 8th of September with a 6-0 head to head statistic in favor of New York City (1 draw).

New England: Formation and Lineups

New England adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Bruce Arena chose to play with the following team: Đorđe Petrović (8.0), DeJuan Jones (7.2), Andrew Farrell (7.0), Henry Kessler (7.2), Jonathan Bell (7.4), Matt Polster (7.2), Maciel (6.9), Noel Buck (7.5), Carles Gil (6.2), Tommy McNamara (7.6) and Gustavo Bou (7.0).


New England made 5 changes: N. Buck for E. Boateng (66′), L. Maciel for C. Makoun (67′), J. Bell for O. Gonzalez (82′), T. McNamara for R. Spaulding (82′) and G. Bou for J. Rennicks (88′).

Best player: Đorđe Petrović

The player that probably impressed the most for New England was the goalkeeper: Đorđe Petrović. His rating is 8.03. He performed 6 saves.

New York City: Formation and Lineups

Also New York City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Nick Cushing played with: Sean Johnson (6.3), Andres Jasson (6.1), Vuk Latinovich (6.2), Maxime Chanot (6.7), Tayvon Gray (7.3), Nicolás Acevedo (7.1), Justin Haak (6.2), Santiago Rodríguez (6.8), Maxi Moralez (7.1), Thiago Andrade (6.4) and Héber (6.5).


New York City made 5 changes: T. Andrade for M. Pellegrini (62′), M. Moralez for T. Magno (62′), J. Haak for G. Zelalem (63′), S. Rodriguez for G. Pereira (70′) and N. B. Acevedo Tabarez for S. A. Owusu (78′).

Top player: Tayvon Gray

Probably the most impressive player in New York City was Tayvon Gray.

His rating is (7.3) with 59 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.

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