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NYCFC Tie High Goal Mark, Crush Real Salt Lake 6-0

New York. - The New York City Football Club took out the frustration of their semi-final loss in the Champions League by throttling Real Salt Lake at home 6-0, thanks to a team record 4 goals scored by Taty Castellanos and a pair by Forward Thiago Andrade. The chilly Easter Sunday did little to slow the team down as much Castellanos needed all of 9 minutes to pick up his awaited first goal of the season and the game winner; a header from the centre of the box, but from there the onslaught was just beginning. New York outshot RSL by a 22-12 margin, including 14-5 on goal and being up by 3 at the end of the first half, the team was cruising. With three more in the second half, the Gents In Blue handed Real Salt Lake a tie for it’s worst loss in team history. Head coach Ronny Deila only had praise for his team. “Very impressed by the guys and how they came out this afternoon after the game on Wednesday. We showed the commitment and what kind of culture is in this group, we played really well from the first to last minute.”

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NYCFC Champions League Run Comes to an End

Seattle. - On a night where the New York City Football Club dominated most of not all stats they were unable to overcome the 2 goal deficit left by their first match against the Sounders in the CONCACAF Champions League as a 1-1 tie meant a 4-2 loss on Aggregate. The Gents in Blue faced an uphill climb after losing 3-1 in the first leg of the semifinals in Seattle last week but threw everything they had into making up the deficit, taking less than 30 seconds into the match before Taty Castellanos took a yellow card; seemingly firing up the team, and the crowd. Quoting head coach Ronny Deila: “I think we had the credit to score at least three goals but their goalkeeper was unbelievable today. But if you’re going to lose, this is the way to lose. We gave everything out there, and that’s what we have to keep on doing.”

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Time To Panic? NYCFC Now at 3 Losses in First 5

New York. - NYCFC came out of the international break with a disappointing loss on the road against Toronto FC, dropping their first match north of the border by a score of 2-1. On a day where once again they lead in most if not all categories including shots, shots on target and possession the team fell behind 2-0 by the end of the first half. First it was Jesus Jimenez in the 31st minute slipping by three New York before a shot to the right side broke the tie. Twelve minutes later things went from difficult to worse when Thiago Martins inadvertently headed the ball into his own net making it 2-0 to close out the first half. Late in the added time in the second half Heber scored his first goal since 2020 to little celebration.

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NYCFC's Junior Club Loses in Shootout in First Ever Match

New York. - For NYCFC's new developmental team, aptly named NYCFC II yesterday's first ever match ended in disappointment as they fell at home to the New England Revolution II team in a shootout 2-2 (4-3). Playing in their new facility at St. John University in Queens on a cold March day, the team had nearly every opportunity to pull out a win. Falling behind 1-0 6 minutes in the team rebounded quickly with a goal by John Denis on 3 minutes later on a nifty pass by new addition Kevin O'Toole. Toward the end of the 1st half NYCFC II took the lead for the first time in the match almost 30 minutes later as defender Chris Gloster took a shot inside the left post.

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NYCFC Can't Overcome Fatigue, Drop Rematch to Philadelphia 2-0.

New York. - After traveling over 4000 miles and having 3 matches in an 8 day stretch the New York City Football Club couldn't overcome lethargy as they were shut down 2-0 in the rematch of the Eastern Conference final last season against a rested Philadelphia Union. On a day where the weather couldn't have been better for a late winter day the team struggled mightily out of the gate, giving up goals in the 12th & 33rd minute and nearly a 3rd at the end of the first half that was quickly overturned due to offsides. Despite maintaining possession of the ball for nearly 75% of the match as well as a far better pass percentage they were unable to up much pressure thanks to a smothering Union defense that only allowed 3 shots on goal, however things could have been much different. In the 27th minute a rare overturned red card on defender Jack Elliot during a bona fide NYCFC scoring chance was overturned via VAR when Santi Rodriguez was called for a handball; turning the Union from being a man day for two thirds of the match into an innocent free kick from their own end.

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NYCFC Puts Up Strong Performance in a Cold Home Opener, Win 4-1

New York. - In just below freezing temperatures and intermittent rain and snow the Gents in Blue found the back of the net four times on the day they unveiled their championship banner with an impressive 4-1 victory over FC Montreal. Alexander Callens, Santi Rodriguez, Talles Magno & Thiago Andrade all scored as the team fired off 7 shots on goal to just 3. The team over it's first two MLS matches had failed to score a goal so the offensive burst was huge. Said coach Ronny Deila, “I expect goals from Talles, Thiago and Santi. They are good finishers and they are able as well. It’ll come more and more. It's a very good strength for the team that we have that we can score from different positions. We scored four today without Tati and Maxi scoring, and we know what those two can do so that's a strength for the team.”

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NYCFC Continues CONCACAF Success, thanks in 3-1 To Start Round Two

New York. - NYCFC continues it’s success in the CONCACAF Champions league as round two got underway last night with a 3-1 win over Comunicaciones in the “home” portion of the Quarter-Final. On a night played in chilly East Hartford Connecticut (about 100 miles Northeast of Yankee Stadium) the Gents In Blue struggled initially to find their footing by however by and large controlled most of the match, with a 6-2 shot on target advantage and much of the possession time. After a Talles Magno goal was overturned on a VAR offsides, Taty Castellanos got the scoring officially underway shortly afterwards in the 29th minute, taking a header from a Santiago Rodriguez cross pass for his third goal of the tournament. After a Comunicaciones goal in the 60th minute off a corner kick by Manual Gamboa New York retaliated both five and eleven minutes later respectively, first with a Maxi Moralez mid-air volley from Taty followed by a Rodriguez goal inside the near post at minute 71.

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NYCFC Give Up Late Goal, Lose First Game of 2022 1-0

New York. - On a night in L.A. Where expectations and excitement ran high at the start of the 2022 season, the New York City Football Club struggled to have their offense gel as they fell to the home Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0. The team, which impressed to start CONCACAF with a 2-0 and 4-0 win over Santos managed only one shot attempt on goal early on and was unable to hold possession throughout; testing goalkeeper Sean Johnson repeatedly until a goal in the 90th minute by the team's 2021 leading goal scorer Chicharitto gave the Galaxy the only score of the match. New York had a chance to tie in the 93rd minute but the shot by Heber went wide.

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