February 15, 2019

SOCCER Story
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: July 5, 2016 08:19:08 PM


New York City FC-Revolution preview

New York City FC puts its three-match winning streak on the line against a conference opponent Wednesday night when it faces the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
After a 0-3-2 stretch, New York City FC (7-6-5) has sprung to life with three victories since June 18, including a 2-0 win over the rival New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
Jack Harrison won MLS Goal of the Week honors by popping a corner pass from Andrea Pirlo over the legs of defender Red Bulls forward Mike Grella before beating keeper Luis Robles.
"It was a great ball from Andrea we'd been working on a little bit," the rookie midfielder told NYCFC's official website. "I was able to put it onto my right foot and I just kind of hit it hoping for the best."
The eighth-minute strike was the eventual game-winner, giving the 2013 expansion club its first-ever win over the Red Bulls and earning Harrison a spot on the MLS Team of the Week.
"It's a great feeling obviously to have the first win against Red Bulls," Harrison said. "It's a great accomplishment. I think the team really felt that today."
The victory boosted New York City FC into first place in the Eastern Conference with 27 points, one point ahead of Philadelphia (7-5-6) and eight clear of the Revolution (4-7-6).
New England had its own entry onto the MLS Team of the Week, as Kei Kamara claimed a spot with his two goals on Saturday against the Montreal Impact, but it came in a 3-2 loss.
They were Kamara's first two goals since the Revolution acquired him in a late May trade with the Columbus Crew. Kamara had scored five goals with Columbus before the swap.
"It's good to score goals, but I want my goals to count," the 10th-year veteran midfielder told the team's official website. "It's really tough to say you scored goals and nothing really came from it."
The Revolution enter Wednesday's showdown having dropped their last two matches against MLS opponents. On June 25, New England was beaten 2-0 by D.C. United.
Overall, the Revs have won four of their last six, picking up victories over the Carolina RailHawks (1-0, June 15) and New York Cosmos (3-2, June 29) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
They also topped the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in their last home game on May 28 and beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on June 18


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