It was not the dream night for the New York City debut in the MLS playoffs. After a great regular season, the team came with the favorite rol to the conference semifinal against Toronto F.C. Without Pirlo and Lampard in the starting line of Vieira, was going to be a complicated match for the Citizens.
The constant play by local bands favored most occasions. The New York City only disturbed the local goal by Jack Harrison a chance after 80 minutes when David Villa had already been replaced.
Citizen inaccuracy of defense led to the first goal in the 83 by Altidore. Rickets scored 2-0 with a shot from the far post. On Sunday Vieira team will try to turn around the tie in their stadium. Yankee Stadium will be essential to keep alive the dream of New York City.