New York City FC took advantage of clemency from referee Tim Ford, who awarded the home team three penalty shots, to win 4-2 against New York Revolution -England, Saturday, at Yankee Stadium.
The official did not keep his whistle in his pocket for this duel, setting a record for the most “penalties” awarded one team in one game in Major League Soccer (MLS). It started in the 10th minute when Andrew Farrell committed a foul in the penalty area. Talles Magno hit the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 for New York.
After the 'Revs' equalizer, Valentin Castellanos also got his chance at one-on-one with the keeper, in the 34th minute. Djordje Petrovic, however, had the advantage by diving to his right to block the shot.
The Argentinian had another opportunity to score from a penalty ten minutes later, after being pushed by Farrell. The Revolution defender received a red card for his muscular intervention and Castellanos did not miss this second opportunity.
“Taty” continued his work by also shaking the ropes in the 82nd minute. The 2021 Golden Boot winner has risen to the top of MLS goalscoring again with 12 goals this season.
Gabriel Pereira also scored for NYCFC while striker Gustavo Bou scored twice for the visitors.
Ahead of the evening's games, the Big Apple team climbed to second place in the Association of l'Est, three points ahead of CF Montreal, provisionally fourth.