90’ Five minutes of stoppage time left
88’ Finally a reason to cheer. Fabian scores from the spot to cut the lead in half.
86’ Handball off a Gaddis cross. Looks like Fabian is going to take the PK.
81’ James Sands into the game for Matarrita, whose goal is the game-winner right now.
80’ Matt Real into the match for Aaronson. Odd sub.
77’ Elliott with another big block
76’ Anthony Fontana into the match for Picault
68’ Brenden played in behind again and does well to find Haris streaking into the box but his shot is saved even though it wouldn’t have counted because offsides.
66’ Tinnerholm goes into the book for taking Monteiro out near the sideline
65’ Brenden with another chance that goes high. Elliott with a block down the other end.
60’ Fabian getting ready to come on. He’s in for Ilsinho.
58’ Brenden with a chance but his shot sails high of the target. There may have been one or two passes too many in the buildup there.
50’ Fafa with a shot on goal but it doesn’t trouble Sean Johnson
46’ Second half underway. The Union with work to do.
Nothing doing in stoppage time. Really disappointing opening half for the home side. No Yankee Stadium to blame for this showing and no Ilsinho off the bench in the second half.
45’ Four minutes of stoppage
42’ The corner kick drought continues. A couple of close ones, but the Union still looking for a goal to get back into this one.
32’ Jesus Medina getting ready to come in for NYC. He checks in for Tajouri-Shradi.
27’ Aaronson taken out in the middle of the field by Chanot, who goes into the book.
22’ Ball sent in from Ismael Tajouri-Shradi deflects off Monteiro and gets over Blake to make it 2-0. Tough break there.
7’ Shouts for a handball in NYCFC’s end and moments later the visitors put the ball in the net to go up 1-0. Ronald Matarrita with the goal. Matarrita replaced Heber in the starting lineup.
1’ Here we go
There’s been a change to the starting XI. Kacper is out with a left foot injury. Andrew Wooten moves up into his spot up top, Fafa Picault goes out wide and Matt Real is now on the bench.
Andrew Wooten and Ilsinho starting on the wings in a 4-2-3-1 with Brenden Aaronson at the 10 and Marco Fabian on the bench.
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Jeff Hosking, Gjovalin Bori
Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos
VAR: Geoff Gamble
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