NEW YORK CITY. New York City tops Atlanta United with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Callens (53′) and a goal from V. Castellanos (49′). Atlanta United lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Yankee Stadium stadium in New York City on Sunday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Chris Penso with the collaboration of Jeremy Hanson and Peter Manikowski. The 4th official was Marcos de Oliveira. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.4 degrees Celsius or 52.56 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 68%.
Atlanta United had a strong ball possession 58% while New York City was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
New York City was has a more offensive attitude with 52 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why New York City won the match.
New York City shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Atlanta United shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target.
New York City didn’t receive any yellow card. Talking about the opposition, Atlanta United received 2 yellow cards (M. Moreno and A. Franco).
Also, Atlanta United didn’t end the match with 11 players after A. Franco (Atlanta United) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (90′).
After this match, New York City will have 51 points like Atlanta United and Orlando City to remain in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Atlanta United will stay with 51 points like New York City and Orlando City to sit in the 9th place.
New York City – Formation
New York City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ronny Deila decided to play with the following team: Sean Johnson, Tayvon Gray , Maxime Chanot , Alexander Callens , Malte Amundsen , Alfredo Morales , James Sands , Jesús Medina , Maxi Moralez , Santiago Rodríguez and Valentin Castellanos .
The home team had on the bench: Thiago Andrade, Gudmundur Thórarinsson, Talles Magno, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, Vuk Latinovich, Tony Rocha, Andres Jasson, Luis Barraza and Héber.
New York City could not rely on the presence of A. Jasson (injured).
New York City made 3 changes: S. Rodriguez for T. Magno (85′), J. Medina for T. Rocha (89′) and A. Morales for A. Jasson (90′).
Best player: Sean Johnson
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for New York City was the goalkeeper: Sean Johnson. His rating is 8.15. He performed 4 saves.
Atlanta United – Formation
Also Atlanta United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Gonzalo Pineda Reyes played with: Brad Guzan, Brooks Lennon , Miles Robinson , Alan Franco , George Bello , Matheus Rossetto , Santiago Sosa , Luiz Araújo , Ezequiel Barco , Marcelino Moreno and Josef Martínez .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jürgen Damm, Anton Walkes, Erick Torres, Mohammed Adams, George Campbell, Ronald Hernández, Alec Kann, Franco Ibarra and Jake Mulraney .
Atlanta United made 2 changes: S. Sosa for J. Mulraney (62′) and Luiz Araujo for J. Damm (62′).
Best player: Ezequiel Barco
The most impressive player for Atlanta United was Ezequiel Barco.
His rating iswith 41 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 18 duels out of 27. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.