BSJ Match Report: NYCFC 2, Revolution 1 – Andrew Farrell concedes costly late penalty, and New England is empty-handed

All you need to know about the 10-man Revolution’s 2-1 loss to New York City FC in quickie form, complete with BSJ insight and analysis:


Medina’s second-half brace downs Revs, lifts New York City into first in the East: Coming into the match at the hour mark, NYCFC midfielder Jesus Medina only needed a few minutes to make his presence known: he had fired a blistering shot from close range right at Matt Turner, one the New Jersey native saved. But six minutes later, he got way behind the late-to-the-party Revolution defense, took a counterattack cross from Alexander Ring, and drove it in to pull the match to level terms. Yet the Paraguayan still had a say, as he would end up burying a 90+6’ penalty after Andrew Farrell had recklessly tackled Alexandru Mitrita in the box; a goal kick had been originally called, but another angle shown made the Third Rail fans howl, and it went to VAR. The win for NYCFC moves the Pigeons to first in the East; we still have a lot of soccer to play tonight to see where the Revs will be in the East headed to Orlando.

JFC scores 90 seconds in, Revs down to 10 men a few minutes later: After New York City tried to