Frustration Grows As NYCFC Drops Points To Montreal

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NYCFC head coach Doménec Torrent. Photo: Brad Penner-USA Today.

Five games into the season and New York City FC remains winless after playing to a scoreless draw with the Montreal Impact.

With four draws and a loss in the team’s first five games, it’s been a frustrating start to the 2019 Major League Soccer season for head Doménec Torrent and his team. But on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, it appeared that NYCFC had an opportunity to take three points after Montreal went down a man following Maximiliano Urruti’s 70th-minute red card.

But in the 20 minutes following, New York City was unable to take advantage with no shots at Montreal keeper Evan Bush.

NYCFC’s best chance came in the 64th minute. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi found the back of the net off a flick from Valentin Castellanos. But the goal was disallowed after Tajouri-Shradi was ruled offside.

With New York City still looking for its first win of the season, Torrent said his team continues to fight.

“It about the attitude,” he said. “They fought until the last moment, they wanted to win the game. They know how important it is for our club to play in the playoffs.”

New York City midfielder Alex Ring appeared to be frustrated after the team dropped points for the fifth straight game.

“That is what [makes you mad] after the match,” he said. “You give it [your] all, you show a good reaction after a bad game in Toronto, and then you’re still sitting here with one point. Like I said, it was a good reaction after Toronto but if we want to win games, we have to score goals.”

New York City will be back on the pitch on Saturday, April 13, when they travel to Minneapolis to face Minnesota United.