David Villa’s condition has been upgraded to questionable ahead of NYCFC’s second road game of 2018.
The 36-year old missed the 2-0 victory over Orlando City SC last weekend but hasn’t been officially ruled out for this short trip to take on the New England Revolution.
Elsewhere, Ronald Matarrita is definitely out with the hamstring injury he sustained on Saturday but it’s considered currently too early to give a clear timeline on his return date.
For the hosts, Isaac Angking is out, according to MLSSoccer.com, while Zachary Heivaux and Gabriel Somi will be gametime decisions.
OUT – Ronald Matarrita (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE – David Villa (Calf)
INT’L DUTY – Alex Ring (Finland), Rodney Wallace (Costa Rica)
OUT - Isaac Angking (illness)
QUESTIONABLE - Zachary Herivaux (ankle), Gabriel Somi (head)
- The Revolution have won three of their four all-time home games against the Boys in Blue, outscoring them 6-3 in the process. This includes a 2-1 win on Oct. 15th of last season.
- New England is unbeaten in their last nine home games in league play, outscoring opponents 19-9 in the process (8W-1D). They conceded multiple goals just once in that time.
- NYCFC is 3W-0L-0D for the first time in team history and have won four consecutive games dating back to last year’s playoffs, which ties a franchise record.
- Both Lee Nguyen and Diego Fagundez have three goals against NYCFC. The rest of the team has combined for four goals against the Cityzens.
- Sean Johnson has made 73 saves against the Revolution, the second most by a keeper against one team since the start of the 2010 season.
- Chris Tierney’s injury time winner against Colorado was his first goal since March 25th of last year, snapping a 23-game scoreless streak.
- City scored twice from two shots on target against Orlando City, the first time this has happened in franchise history.
- Ben Sweat attempted five crosses from open play against Orlando City last weekend, a career high.
- Jalil Anibaba was involved in 15 aerial duels against Colorado, tied for the most of any player in the league so far this season.
- Diego Fagundez has four goals in his last four regular season games, after just one in his prior 18.