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.
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.