NYCFC’s Medina Named MLS Player Of The Week

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New York City FC's Jesus Medina. Photo: Brad Penner, USA Today Sports

New York City FC’s meeting with the Columbus Crew on July 14 was the end of a busy week for the team that played three matches over a seven day period.

A key player in NYCFC’s 3-0, nine-point week was forward Jesus Medina, who was named the Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters for Week 20 of the MLS Season.

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In its mid-week matching up against the Montreal Impact on July 11, Media scored a goal and added an assist in the win. Medina opened the scoring in the 60th minute when he made his way past two defenders and fired a shot from outside the box right into the center of the goal.

Moments later, Medina found Ronald Matarrita for the Costa Rican’s goal in the 65th-minute to push NYCFC’s lead to 2-0.

Medina continued his scoring ways on Saturday for City’s third game in seven days, giving the home team a late lead against Columbus. Medina capitalized on a Columbus defensive mistake when he received a ball in the box from teammate Jonathan Lewis and finished with a left-footed shot into the top right corner of the goal to put the team up 1-0 in the 80th minute.

The three wins in seven days left New York City in second place in the Eastern Conference with 40 points (12-4-4 overall) and maintained the teams undefeated home record (10-0-1) in the Bronx.