New York City FC Goals: Moralez 20’, Medina 57’, Talles Magno 68'
FC Dallas Goals: Obrian 4’, 73', Ferreira 63'
New York City FC were in action on Tuesday night against FC Dallas at Red Bull Arena. Dallas would take a 4th minute lead through Jáder Obrian, but were pegged back by Maxi Moralez in the 20th minute. A frantic night in front of goal saw NYCFC twice take the lead only for Dallas to find a tying goal. Neither side could find a winner and both took a point away from the game.
New York City FC welcomed FC Dallas and Luchi Gonzalez to Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night hoping to get back to winning ways.
Head Coach Ronny Deila made six changes to the side that lost 2-1 to New England Revolution, with Alex Callens, Jesús Medina, Maxi Moralez, Ismael Tajour-Shradi, Nicolás Acevedo, and Gudi Thórarinsson all returning to the line-up.
Elsewhere, there was a place on the bench for Brazilian striker Héber as he continues his recovery from the ACL injury he suffered last year.
Dallas would enjoy the first real chance of the game after Jáder Obrian was played in behind down the right, but his effort was well parried by Sean Johnson.
The Colombian winger would not have to wait long to open the scoring, however, after a missed clearance by Anton Tinnerholm allowed him to convert.
In the 13th minute, a strong run down the left by Thórarinsson ended with him laying ball off to Moralez, but his effort was just narrowly wide.
The hosts would eventually find an equalizer in the 20th minute, and it owed largely to a delightful backheel by Medina.
The Paraguayan’s inventive pass found Moralez free in the box, and he fired it past the goalkeeper.
Dallas remained a threat, and in the 28th minute a deep cross ball from Justin Che found Jesús Ferrerira free at the back post, but he could not keep his effort down.
The game’s next chance would fall to Talles Magno, but he was unable to convert a dangerous cross from Tajouri-Shradi.
The second half would start at a fast pace with both Ricardo Pepi and Talles Magno getting early looks at goal.
In the 53rd minute it was the turn of Acevedo to get a shot off after the ball fall to him on the edge of the box, but it didn’t trouble the Dallas goal.
NYCFC would take the lead in the 57th minute and it would again come via a combination of Moralez and Medina.
This time it was the latter that found the net after Moralez’s shot was parried into his path.
The lead would not last long, however, and in the 63rd minute, Ferreira would notch his sixth of the season. Undeterred, NYCFC kept pressing and they would be next to find the net.
The night had seen a number of brilliant deliveries from Thórarinsson, and he was once again able to provide quality from the left in the 68th minute, this time finding Talles free at the back post for his first goal in Bronx Blue.
Ronny Deila opted to turn to his bench in the wake of the goal and introduce Maxime Chanot and Thiago Andrade in place of James Sands and Tajouri-Shradi.
The game was going from end-to-end and after a turnover in the NYCFC half Dallas once again found an equalizer through Obrian.
With ten minutes remaining there was movement on the NYCFC bench as Gedion Zelalem and Héber came on for Talles Magno and Acevedo.
VAR would be involved late in the game after a challenge by Thiago was flagged. Following the review the Brazilian was issued a red card in injury time.
NYCFC's final change of the game would come deep into stoppage time with Medina subbing out for Andres Jasson.
Unfortunately, the youngster was not able to help the Boys in Blue secure a go-ahead goal and both teams were forced to settle for a point each.
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Next up for New York City FC is a meeting with FC Cincinnati on Saturday, September 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30PM EST (YES Network/NYCFC.com/Radio).