Shay Facey vs. Red Bulls

New York City FC at New York Red Bulls: Spotlight on Shay Facey

On a team that added four new players -- including three defenders -- in the Major League Soccer summer transfer window, Shay Facey is one of the constants for New York City FC.

The 20-year-old central defender has 15 appearances (13 starts) in his first season as a professional. Facey, who is on loan from the Manchester City FC Elite Development Squad for the entire MLS season, started for the 11th time in the last 12 matches -- he was rested on Aug. 1 vs. Montreal -- and played a full 90 minutes in the Club's 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls on August 9 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Facey led New York City FC in passes, touches and clearances in the match.

Here is the story of his day in statistics, quotes and more.

By the Numbers

  • Had a team-high 47 passes
  • Led the team with 66 touches
  • Had four tackles
  • Had a match-high 10 clearances
  • Blocked two shots

Facey said:

"You have to get over the defeat and pick yourself back up as soon as possible. We have to focus on the next game (Thursday). D.C. is a strong team. It’s a must-win game for us."