SoccerNYCFC Tie In 2016 Home Opener by Guest March 14, 2016 (Photo by Rob Samuels – Double G Media) With over 30,000 fans pouring into Yankee Stadium, NYCFC made their home debut versus Toronto FC. The crowd was electric throughout the game, as NYC played to get another W in the win column to start off the season.Toronto had the first real chance in the 21st minute as reigning MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco lined up to take a free kick, but Saunders easily sought it out to keep the match even.In the 23rd minute Tommy McNamara was fouled in the box and was called for a penalty. David Villa stepped up and sent the crowd into a roar, scoring his first goal of the season. It is also the second time that Villa has scored in NYCFC’s first home game, which includes his monumental first goal last season versus New England.Five minutes after, Villa found the net again for his second goal of the season, after a free kick that Andrea Pirlo sent into the box bounced around and finally found Villa who put it in the back of the net.Toronto FC would get on the board at the end of the half. Giovinco sent a free kick towards the net and found the foot of Damien Perquis who knocked it into the net to make the score 2-1 at the end of the half. This did not please the home crowd at all, as they were hoping to go into halftime with a comfortable 2-0 lead.Toronto started the second half more aggressively which resulted in Federico Bravo picking up a yellow card in the 52nd minute.NYCFC had several chances as well, including a Frederic Brillant header that was denied on the doorstop and a Villa shot which was thwarted.Steven Mendoza also made his NYCFC debut, coming on for Tony Taylor in the 67th minute.Giovinco broke free in the 76th minute and found the back of the net, leveling the match at 2 in the 77th minute. No way it would be a game without the reigning MVP being a part of it.Villa sent a cross in the 84th minute that just missed Mikey Lopez, which would have given NYCFC the lead, but instead the final whistle blew and the match ended in a draw.After the game, Tony Taylor commented, ““Well, unfortunately we didn’t get the three points, which is a little bit frustrating. I still think that there’s a lot of stuff for us to build on and that we improved from our first game. We can definitely still build off of this.” There’s still a lot of season left to go, but what we can see so far is that this team has no problem putting the ball in the net, and hopefully this will help them throughout the season. Post Views: 925The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsGuestLatest posts by Guest (see all) Three Great Super Bowls of the Last Decade - September 16, 2020 Florida’s the savior for sports betting during lockdown - August 5, 2020 Smart Budgeting Tips That Will Help You Save Cash When Playing Golf - July 27, 2020 How To Avoid Scams When Purchasing Football Tickets Online - July 23, 2020 Related TopicsDavid VillaMLSNYCFCYankee Stadium Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020More in Soccer You Know I’m Right, Episode 95: Soccer Commentator Tommy Smyth (Audio/Video)On the 95th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Competition Quickly Rises For Serie ACompetition Rises For Serie A: Serie A is a professional Italian Soccer league where... Trinity Rodman Registers for the Womens NWSL DraftDennis Rodman’s Daughter registers for the NWSL Draft At the age of 18, Trinity... From Inspired to Being an Inspiration: Sports Broadcaster & “The Morning Roast” Host Kate Scott (VIDEO)95.7 FM “Morning Roast” radio host Kate Scott is a woman of many firsts... Vieira Anticipates Toronto FC, Looks Forward to NYC FC Development Can C.J. Sapong Become One of MLS’s Top Strikers?