NYCFC Extends Home Winning Streak After 3:0 Blanking Of Orlando

By Sean McCaffery, June 2, 2018

Contributed by Steven Torres

New York City FC (NYCFC) extended its home winning streak to six games this season (seven overall) after posting a 3:0 victory over visiting Orlando City SC in MLS action on Saturday evening before a crowd of 22,103 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

NYCFC, who improved to 8-3-3 in league play, had Libyan midfielder Ismael Tajouri-Shradi notched his first of two tallies of the match in the 35th minute.

Orlando City, who drops to 6-6-1 ledger, had a chance to level the score in the 49th minute-mark, however, U.S. international midfielder Sacha Kljestan’s penalty kick shot hit the post of NYCFC & U.S. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

Tajouri-Shradi scored his second goal of game in the 79th minute off a free kick to make in 2:0.

Argentinean international midfielder Maximiliano Moralez closed out the scoring with NYCFC’s third goal with two minutes remaining

NYCFC returns to the field on Wednesday (June 6) for a Hudson River Derby against New York Red Bulls, during fourth round of 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, at 7:30 pm ET in Harrison’s Red Bull Arena.

Orlando will also see action at the U.S. Open Cup this Wednesday when it travels to face Miami United FC of NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) at 7:30 pm ET in Hialeah’s Ted Hendricks Stadium.

06.02.2018: Bronx, N.Y.; Yankee Stadium (A: 22103)


Ismael TAJOURI-SHRADI 35’, 79’; Maximiliano MORALEZ 88’

New York City FC: Sean Johnson – Alexander Callens, Alexander Ring, Sebastien Ibeagha, Anton Tinnerholm, Ebenezer Ofori, Thomas McNamara (46: Ben Sweat), Maximiliano Moralez, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (82: Jonathan Lewis), Jo Inge Berget (65: David Villa), Jesus Medina.  Booked: Moralez 77’

Coach: Patrick VIEIRA

Orlando City SC: Joseph Bendik – RJ Allen, Tony Rocha, Donny Toia (62: Mohamed El-Munir), Will Johnson, Cristian Higuita (82: Jose Villarreal), Sacha Kljestan, Oriol Rosell, Chris Mueller (68: Stéfano Pinho), Justin Meram, Josue Colmán. Booked: Rosell 78’, Johnson 86’

Coach: Jason KREIS

R: Hilario GRAJEDA

Written by Steven Torres