Spotlight McNamara vs Colorado

Spotlight: Tommy McNamara vs. Colorado

This man doesn’t seem to score ordinary goals…

Tommy McNamara added to his blockbuster portfolio of golazos in New York City FC’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

READ: Five Things We Learned from NYCFC 1-1 Colorado

Nominated for the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week award, Tommy also drew plaudits from his Head Coach and NYCFC fans alike for an excellent performance at DSG Park.

Fielded alongside Andrea Pirlo in the midfield engine room, McNamara opened up the game wearing the captain’s armband and put in an influential, tireless shift against the Rapids and the altitude of the Mile High City.

Tommy has had to be patient for the opportunity to string together a run of games this season but he’s seized his chance in recent weeks as the Boys in Blue have rolled with a number of injuries and suspensions to McNamara’s midfield colleagues.

Never giving less than 100% in his three seasons at the club, Tommy is right up there as one of this squad’s most influential, responsible figures and this showing against the Rapids was arguably his best performance of the season so far.

READ: Vieira Describes McNamara’s Performance as “Fantastic”

Key Moment…

When Tommy takes aim for this kind of range, there’s always a good chance of the ball meeting net.

Tim Howard had no chance with this one…

 

 

In Patrick’s Words…

"When you look at the beginning of the season, it was really tough and difficult for him, because he didn't play a lot," reflected Vieira.

"But he keeps his head happy and he's been working really hard in training. Any time that he has a possibility to play, he always gives it all for the team, and today he scored a fantastic goal.

"We start to get used to that kind of goal from Tommy, but it's just his performance overall, the way he works for the team, how smart he is on the field. He was fantastic again today."

The Fans Said…

 

 

In Numbers…

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