BC Soccer Web MLS MATCHDAY #10: New York City FC 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, April 30, 2016





David Villa scored twice as NYCFC secured their first home win of the season at the expense of the Whitecaps. Octavio Rivero & Christian Bolaños scored for Vancouver. We have all of the news & recaps.


New York City FC 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 2 | 2016 MLS Match Recap MLS
New York City FC finally got it done. In their sixth attempt, Patrick Vieira’s team collected their first home win of the season, defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

NYC FC 3 Whitecaps 2: Vancouver’s defence lets down the side at Yankee Stadium The Province
The foundation for the Whitecaps’ success the last two seasons has been their defending. They allowed a league-low 36 goals last season. They allowed 40 goals in 2014, the fourth-best defensive mark in MLS. This year? Make it 15 goals conceded through 10 games after a 3-2 loss to New York City at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

Whitecaps FC suffer 3-2 defeat to New York City FC in thriller at Yankee StadiumWhitecaps FC
Turns out New York isn’t quite where dreams are made of. At least not for Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-5L-2D). Octavio Rivero scored his first goal of the season just 37 seconds into the match and Christian Bolaños made it two goals in two games but Whitecaps FC fell 3-2 to New York City FC (2W-3L-4D) on Saturday afternoon in a thriller at Yankee Stadium.

Report and Reaction: Up and down loss to New York City mirrors Vancouver Whitecaps season so farAFTN
Octavio Rivero had a New York City minute for Vancouver Whitecaps at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon, scoring just 37 seconds into the game. It was mostly downhill for the ‘Caps after that, although they did level things up at two apiece at one point before going down to a 3-2 loss.

Match Review: Vancouver Whitecaps Lose 3-2 at NYCFC Eighty-Six Forever
There are few other ways to describe the Vancouver Whitecaps first ever foray into Yankee Stadium, to play New York City FC, then strange. Strangely, NYCFC had yet to win a home match this season and have a very poor record over their 1.5 years in Major League Soccer. Conversely, the Caps have been one of the top road teams in the same period of time. Despite these precursors, NYCFC obtained their first home victory this season, beating the Whitecaps 3-2.

“We probably scored too early,” says Robinson after Vancouver loss at NYCFC MLS
When Octavio Rivero capitalized off a blunder by New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders forced by Nicolas Mezquida, the Vancouver Whitecaps had a lead before many had gotten into their seats at Yankee Stadium. It was a fast start for the visitors. Too fast for Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson, who saw his team fall to NYCFC, 3-2, Saturday afternoon.

Whitecaps lose close match to New York City Red Nation Online
A disappointed Carl Robinson shared his thoughts on a yet another tough loss for the 3-5-2 Vancouver Whitecaps.

Villa brace leads NYCFC to oasis, downs Whitecaps Empire of Soccer
As the final whistle sounded at Yankee Stadium, some New York City FC players looked to the sky. David Villa collapsed to the ground. “I nearly died,” Villa said, “I was tired, emotional since we won the game. We played 90 minutes three times this week and I’m a little old.”

David Villa emotionally and physically tired after NYCFC win vs. Vancouver MLS
When it finally happened, when New York City FC had finally won its first home game of the year, David Villa collapsed to the Yankee Stadium grass. It was part exhaustion after a third game in eight days, but mostly relief that the seven-match winless streak that followed a season-opening win in Chicago was over.

The Good, The Average and The Bad: Rotten Big Apple Effort EditionAFTN
It was a chance for Vancouver Whitecaps to play at the world famous Yankee Stadium in New York city. Like many away opponents who have had the chance to play there, it was a game to forget for these ‘Caps.


Bronx Bound: Whitecaps FC set for clash with NYCFC at Yankee StadiumWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-4L-2D) are off to the Bronx for their first-ever trip to the famed Yankee Stadium, where they will face New York City FC (1W-3L-4D) on Saturday afternoon.

New York City FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Match Preview NYCFC
Coming off a hard-luck 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact, New York City FC returns to Yankee Stadium Saturday at 4 p.m. to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Homecoming King: Parker expecting over 300 friends, family for return to New YorkWhitecaps FC
The population of Hicksville, New York – the hometown of Vancouver Whitecaps FC centre back Tim Parker – is 41,547, according to the latest census. And about half of them are coming to Yankee Stadium on Saturday for Parker’s homecoming, as Whitecaps FC visit New York City FC for the first time in MLS.

New York City FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Injury ReportNYCFC
Here is the injury report for New York City FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps.

Five Reasons to see NYCFC take on the Vancouver WhitecapsNYCFC
For the first time in franchise history the Vancouver Whitecaps will make the trip to New York City to play at Yankee Stadium.

Ultimate Guide to MLS Weekend: Can NYCFC Fix Early-Season Issues? Bleacher Report
New York City FC have played 42 Major League Soccer matches in their short existence. In those contests, the second-year side has 11 wins, 20 losses and 11 draws that amount to 41 points.

MLS prodigy Jack Harrison primed for New York City FC debutStoke Sentinel
NO PRESSURE, but Jack Harrison could make his professional football debut this weekend alongside David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo. Harrison is the skilful 19-year-old winger who made headlines in January when he became the first pick in the MLS Super Draft.

Frank Lampard is the worst signing in MLS history – he must call it quits at New York City FC The Telegraph
The greatest contribution Frank Lampard can make to New York City FC is to leave. And leave as soon as possible. It would be his parting gift – a chance for the MLS side to bring in a Designated Player who could actually make a meaningful difference to the team.

NYCFC needs to trade Diskerud or PokuSBI
New York City FC is off to another slow start in 2016, posting a 1-3-4 record that has seen new head coach Patrick Vieira and his men remain winless at home a quarter of the way through the campaign. One of the main contributing factors for that paltry record is NYCFC’s lack of offensive punch, as the club has scored just 10 goals so far.

NYCFC’s Pirlo problem won’t go awaySoccer America
Jason Kreis, New York City FC’s head coach for its expansion season, never came out and said it, but he likely didn’t think much of the idea of signing aging Italian superstar Andrea Pirlo as the club’s third Designated Player.

Opinion: Why It May Be Time For NYCFC to Bench Josh SaundersMetro Soccer Nation
“This isn’t the same team as last year.” Stop me if you’ve heard that expressed from the lips of NYCFC supporters at least once in 2016. It’s been commonly tossed around after an offseason of significant player movement, a managerial change, and a swing in philosophy. While not everyone believed the playoffs were attainable, nearly every season preview was tinged with hopefulness that this year would follow the second half of 2015, when NYCFC found its groove to a degree and started picking up results. Nobody expected this team to have another 11-match winless streak, but look at where it is now.


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