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9 Reasons to Watch: NYCFC at New England

New York City FC are shipping up to Boston this weekend to face New England in their final away game of the regular season. 

Here are nine reasons to catch the action:

  1. It's the final away day of the season! Grab some friends, order some wings, and settle in.
  2. Jack Harrison will be back in action for NYCFC after making his international debut with England's U-21 squad and being voted September's Etihad Player of the Month!
  3. City is *this close* to locking up a second place finish in the Eastern Conference and a first-round playoff bye. A win over New England plus draws or losses by Chicago and Atlanta will lock that up. 
  4. Last time out against New England was pure drama, with Jonathan Lewis sealing the win in stoppage time. There could be even more magic in store this time around. 
  5. With two matches to go, David Villa is just one goal off the MLS Golden Boot lead. He's on 20 goals right now, and this could be the weekend he moves into the lead. 
  6. Over the weekend, Rodney Wallace and Ronald Matarrita helped Costa Rica punch their tickets for the FIFA World Cup next summer. Now, they'll be looking to help NYCFC punch their tickets to that coveted second-place finish.
  7. NYCFC is 6-6-4 on the road, and can push their away record above .500 with a win. If they do that, they'll finish the season with a positive away record for the first time in club history.
  8. Yangel Herrera is in a good run of form, and he scored a goal for Venezuela that knocked Paraguay out of the World Cup last night. Can he pull off a goal that will knock NYCFC into a first-round playoff bye?
  9. Last but not least, David Villa scored the equalizer before Jonathan Lewis' winner last time City played the Revs. If he decides to outdo himself and score a brace, he'll be alone at the top of the MLS Golden Boot leaderboard on 22 goals.