NYCFC had yet to earn a point in three previous meetings versus Real Salt Lake. Maybe it was the Curse of Kreis or just bad timing schedule wise, but Wednesday’s match up had all the characteristics for another let down against RSL.
This however is not the NYCFC from 2015, this is what Mike Petke called a “superior team.” With goals from the team leading scorers, Shradi and Moralez and goals from the newcomers, Berget and Ofori NYCFC dominated Real Salt Lake in a thrilling 4-0 final. The icing on the cake was for Patrick Vieira to be able to comfortably add David Villa and Alex Ring to the line up as late subs to prepare them for Sunday’s match at Atlanta.
Mike, J.R. and Mike Allen break down the game and we have post game audio from Anton Tinnerholm, Ronald Matarrita and Ebe Ofori.