Post-Match Thoughts – Game 4 – Sporting Kansas City 1, NYCFC 0

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KANSAS CITY 1, NEW YORK 0

Belated thoughts after the first loss in New York City FC history.

It’s a small sample size but thus far the club has gone on the road for draws, while saving the results for home. With nearly three weeks to go until the next home game (Philadelphia Union, April 16th) it’s likely that last night was the last cold weather setting we’ll have to endure – at least until the playoffs.

New York’s crowd is a work in progress. There was a different atmosphere in the building last night. The opener two weeks ago felt like a major event, this time around things were more subdued. The game was officially a sell-out with 27,454 in attendance but the upper deck was closed off so it still felt fairly empty. Obviously drawing 25,000+ is great, the club and league will be thrilled if that keeps up all season, but it just highlights another drawback of playing in Yankee Stadium. The place is simply too big for the usual MLS crowd. [Read more…]

Post-Match Thoughts – Game 3 – NYCFC 0, Colorado Rapids 0

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NEW YORK 0, COLORADO 0

For the second time this season, Josh Saunders was Man of the Match. Through three games Saunders has been the only constant for New York. He’s providing the club with the exact qualities Jason Kreis and Claudio Reyna were likely targeting when they acquired him – consistency and veteran leadership.

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