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Notes & Quotes: Los Angeles FC 1 - 2 New York City FC

May 29, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York City FC News Release


Los Angeles FC 1 - 2 New York City FC

Saturday, May 29, 2021

2021 MLS Regular Season - Game 7

Banc of California Stadium - Los Angeles, CA

LINEUPS

Los Angeles FC: Pablo Sisniega; Eddie Segura, Diego Palacios, Tristan Blackmon, Jesus Murillo; Jose Cifuentes (72' Latif Blessing), Mark-Anthony Kaye, Eduard Atuesta (87' Danny Musovski); Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela, Corey Baird (73' Raheem Edwards)

SUBS UNUSED: Tomas Romero, Jordan Harvey, Francisco Ginella, Marco Farfan, Moonhwan Kim

New York City FC: Sean Johnson, Maxime Chanot (66' Alfredo Morales), Alexander Callens, James Sands, Malte Amundsen, Andres Jasson (66' Anton Tinnerholm); Nicolas Acevedo, Maxi Moralez (67' Ismael Tajouri-Shradi), Keaton Park (66' Talles Magno) (90' Sebastien Ibeagha), Jesus Medina; Valentin Castellanos

SUBS UNUSED: Luis Barraza, Thiago, Tony Rocha, Gudmundur Thorarinsson

SCORING SUMMARY

56' - LAFC - Corey Baird

70' - NYC - Jesus Medina (Assist: Anton Tinnerholm)

90' - NYC - Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Assist: Alfredo Morales, Jesus Medina)

DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

48' - LAFC - Eduard Atuesta - Yellow Card

53' - NYC - Jesus Medina - Yellow Card

65' - NYC - Nicolas Acevedo - Yellow Card

86' - NYC - Nicolas Acevedo - Yellow Card / Red Card (Second Yellow)

QUOTES

New York City FC Head Coach Ronny Deila:

On the win...

"It's a massive win. We meet, in my opinion, that is a top, top team in the league. Playing them away and we get three points and we deserved it. If you look at all the games where we haven't picked up points earlier, today was an even game if you look at the chances, but we had the margins with us. I'm very, very proud of the team. We defended good in the first half and into the second half. They got their chance in the end, and they scored. We had a really good bench, we changed four players, got more offensive and go for a goal. In the end we got through a red card, and got three points. It's a massive win to build belief and team spirit."

New York City FC Goalkeeper Sean Johnson:

On his big save at the end...

"It was a point in the game where they possess the ball well around the 18. They found a little bit of daylight. Was going away from the goal, took a good touch. I just stayed calm, and balanced in the moment. Everyone was coming up with big plays in the game--Jesus, Isi--so I just did my part."

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