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NYCFC Tie High Goal Mark, Crush Real Salt Lake 6-0

26 de Mayo de 2022 a las 10:30

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Article by Scott Churchson, The Sports Den & The Sports Insiders
Host and Journalist Spanglish World Networks, Spanglish Sports World
New York. - The New York City Football Club took out the frustration of their semi-final loss in the Champions League by throttling Real Salt Lake at home 6-0, thanks to a team record 4 goals scored by Taty Castellanos and a pair by Forward Thiago Andrade. The chilly Easter Sunday did little to slow the team down as much Castellanos needed all of 9 minutes to pick up his awaited first goal of the season and the game winner; a header from the centre of the box, but from there the onslaught was just beginning. New York outshot RSL by a 22-12 margin, including 14-5 on goal and being up by 3 at the end of the first half, the team was cruising. With three more in the second half, the Gents In Blue handed Real Salt Lake a tie for it’s worst loss in team history. Head coach Ronny Deila only had praise for his team. “Very impressed by the guys and how they came out this afternoon after the game on Wednesday.  We showed the commitment and what kind of culture is in this group, we played really well from the first to last minute.”
Coming into this match the team was a surprising last place in the east, but quickly jumped from 14th to 10th with the win. Up next for NYCFC is the second match in a five game home stand and a rematch against Toronto, albeit in a new environment, this time playing at “home” at Citi Field.
5 Notes:
  1. With the win the team raises their record to 2 wins, 3 losses and a tie, and now 2-1-0 at home. Additionally 10 of their 11 goals this season have come at home, duplicating the home success from last season.
  2. With his four goal output yesterday forward Taty Castellanos has jumped to second with goals with five players ahead of him with five, but one additional match. He admitted afterwards he was unaware that he’d set the team record for goals in a match.
  3. For Real Salt Lake, this loss matches the worst in team history, having lost 6-0 to the Red Bulls back in 2006. Their struggles playing on the road on the East Coast has been documented, and yesterday’s match was the single earliest start for the Mountain Time Zone team. With the loss RSL drops down to 6th in the West.
  4. Coming up next for NYCFC: A rematch against Toronto FC who sit in fifth place with 11 points and a 3-2-2 record. Last time the two teams met up was just two weeks back on April 2, a 2-1 loss at BMP Field.
  5. Additional credits due to Goalie Sean Johnson who picked up his second clean sheet of the season and Tiago Andrade as well. With his two goals he sits at three in 6 matches (ignoring his additional goal in Concacaf). Last season in 22 matches (9 starts) he ended with 4 goals and an assist so the team is excited about the growth from the Brazilian 21 year old.