Moments: Five of the Best

Moments Top Five

2016 has featured no shortage of special moments.

From last minute winning goals to some significant club milestones, we’ve been spoiled for choice.

Following our countdowns of heads & volleys, assists, funniest moments, games, long range strikes and skills, we finish off our series of top five lists with five of the best moments of the 2016 season.

In no particular order…

Jack Attack

In a season containing many storylines, Jack Harrison’s emergence from rookie to key starter has been one of the most exciting to follow.

Following as it did, an injury-hit start to the year, Harrison earned a nomination for Rookie of the Year in the end-of-season MLS awards and in many ways it all started here, when Jack scored his first goal for the club against Real Salt Lake.

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Cometh the Hour

Arguably the moment of the season: Frank Lampard’s winning goal against DC United in the last minute.

The fact that it’s featured in a number of these top five lists just goes to show what a great moment it was as Lampard danced and shuffled his feet before slotting the ball past the goalkeeper.

He may have slipped when he was celebrating but I’m sure he won’t have minded too much…

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Columbus Rally

The final Regular Season game was a dramatic one which swung backwards and forwards for and against us…

When Columbus equalized and Toronto scored against Chicago, it looked as though that Knockout Round bye was going north of the border but Jack’s goal turned the tide in NYCFC’s favor.

That led to two more unanswered goals which clinched the top two finish in the Eastern Conference and could yet have secured CONCACAF Champions League soccer for the first time.

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New York Turns Blue

The goal which clinched NYCFC a first-ever win over Red Bulls was a special one in the young history of this club…

Moments like these led to David being shortlisted for MLS MVP…

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Turning Point

Is this the moment NYCFC’s 2016 fortunes turned?

Steven Mendoza’s 73rd minute goal against Vancouver brought an end to five winless home games and kick-started a remarkable unbeaten run at Yankee Stadium which ultimately took us into MLS Playoffs for the first time.

It served as something of a turning point in 2016 and laid the foundations for our future success…

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