Contributed by Steven Torres
New York City FC (NYCFC) extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games, on Wednesday evening, after a 5:2 win over visiting FC Cincinnati (FC Cincy), before a crowd of 18,597, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The victory improved NYCFC to 5-1-8 ledger, while FC Cincy, which dropped its fourth consecutive game, goes to a 3-11-12 record.
Hosts opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a tally Romanian international midfielder Alexandru Mitriță off an assist from Argentinean international midfielder Maximilliano Moralez.
NYCFC made it 2:0 six minutes later when Brazilian forward Héber scored after a cross from Swedish international defender Anton Tinnerholm.
Libyan international forward Ismael Tajouri-Shradi also got into the score book with a tally in the 29th minute-mark off a second assist of the game from Tinnerholm.
FC Cincy got on the board, and ended the shutout, in the 37th minute, when NYCFC’s goalkeeper Brad Stuver misjudged a free kick and Héber headed into his own net for the 3:1 scoreline just before the intermission.
Héber got his second offensive tally of the evening in the 49th minute off an assist from Moralez, his second of the game.
Another own goal by NYCFC, this time by U.S. defender Sebastien Ibeagha, gave FC Cincy its 2nd tally of the evening in 76th minute.
In the 90th minute Moralez closed out the scoring for NYCFC with a tally off a give-and-go pass from Argentinean midfielder Valentin Castellanos for the 5:2 final.
06.06.2019: Bronx, N.Y.; Yankee Stadium (A: 18597)
NEW YORK CITY FC – FC CINCINNATI 5:2 (3:1)
Alexandru MITRITA 11’; HÉBER 17’, 49’; Ismael TAJOURI-SHRADI 29’; Maximilliano Moralez 90’ – OG (Héber) 37’; OG (Sebastien Ibeagha) 76’
New York City FC: Brad Stuver – Maxime Chanot, Alexander Ring-C, James Sands (58: Sebastien Ibeagha), Anton Tinnerholm, Tony Rocha, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (63: Keaton Parks), Maximilliano Moralez, Valentin Castellanos, Alexandru Mitrita (86: Justin Haak), Héber. Booked: Moralez 45’+, Parks 89’
Coach: Domenec TORRENT
FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey – Forrest Lasso, Roland Lamah (60: Kekuta Manneh), Victor Ulloa (46: Leonardo Bertone), Fanendo Adi, Nick Hagglund, Mathieu Deplagne, Corben Bone (56: Frankie Amaya), Justin Hoyte-C, Caleb Stanko, Emmanuel Ledesma. Booked: Lasso 71’, Deplagne 83’, Hagglund 88’, Hoyte 90’+
Coach: Yoann DAMET
R: Allen CHAPMAN
Written by Steven Torres