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Orlando City é superado por NYCFC em jogo mais emocionante da temporada
Acréscimos do segundo tempo. 91 minutos jogados. Kaká ajeita a bola para cobrança de falta à esquerda da grande área do New York City FC. Um gol e o jogo mais emocionante da temporada 2015 da Major League Soccer (MLS) terminaria empatado em 4 a 4. O capitão dos Lions bate de perna direita, tira do alcance do goleiro Saunders. A bola acerta a trave esquerda. No contra-ataque, o NYCFC aproveita a ausência dos zagueiros do Orlando City no campo de defesa e fecha o placar em 5 a 3.

Orlando City e New York City FC fizeram nesse domingo um jogo eletrizante, em um dos templos do esporte mundial, o Yankee Stadium, em Nova York. O atacante canadense Cyle Larin, de 20 anos, marcou três gols, igualando-se a Kaká na artilharia dos Lions na MLS 2015, com 9 gols marcados, em sua temporada de estreia como jogador profissional de futebol.
O assistente-técnico Mark Watson substituiu o treinador Adrian Heath – suspenso – no banco de reservas do Orlando City.
O lendário atacante espanhol David Villa marcou o único gol do primeiro-tempo, aos 44 minutos de jogo. Ele aproveitou lançamento de seu compatriota, o lateral-esquerdo Angelino.  Villa usou a perna direita para uma linda matada de bola, que criou espaço suficiente entre ele e o zagueiro St Ledger para que o atacante do NYCFC levantasse a cabeça e finalizasse de perna direita, no canto direito do gol. 1 a 0 New York City FC.
Porém, aos 4 minutos do segundo tempo, Cyle Larin devolveu na mesma moeda. Empatou a partida com outro golaço! O atacante canadense recebeu lançamento de Carrasco, carregando a bola com a cabeça para tirar o zagueiro Jefferson Mena da jogada, ajeitando de perna direita e chutando de esquerda para o gol, botando a bola no canto esquerdo da meta de Josh Saunders.
Aos 7 do segundo tempo, o meia norte-americano McNamara tabelou com o lateral espanhol Iraola e cruzou para o meia colombiano Javier Calle desviar para o gol e botar mais uma vez o NYCFC na frente no placar. 2 a 1.
Passados 11 minutos da etapa final, o “maestro” italiano Andrea Pirlo estreou na Major League Soccer e, pela primeira vez na história da liga, três campeões mundiais dividiram o campo de jogo, Kaká, Villa e Pirlo.
Em jogada que começou na direita do ataque do Orlando City, com Eric Avila, passou por Kaká, Collin, Hines, St Ledger, Carlos Rivas e Darwin Cerén, os Lions empataram a partida mais uma vez. Rivas cruzou da esquerda. Foram 17 toques na bola, antes da finalização de Cyle Larin, que marcou o segundo gol dele no jogo, aos 15 minutos da etapa final. 2 a 2.
Cinco minutos depois, Andrea Pirlo teve a primeira participação efetiva no jogo, entregando para Poku, que avançou e encontrou David Villa pela esquerda. O espanhol encarou o zagueiro Collin e, dessa vez, marcou de perna direita o segundo gol dele na partida. 3 a 2 para o NYCFC.
4 minutos mais tarde, Andrea Pirlo começou mais uma jogada para o time de Nova York. Aliás, bastante semelhante à anterior. Poku carregou a bola pela direita da intermediária e virou, dessa vez para McNamara marcar de perna esquerda o quarto gol do NYCFC no jogo. 4 a 2.
Aos 30, Carrasco roubou uma bola no campo de ataque. Kaká ganhou do zagueiro Facey e devolveu. Carrasco bateu de perna esquerda, para uma grande defesa de Saunders, no reflexo.
Sete minutos depois, St Ledger roubou bola de Poku no meio do campo. A bola passou pelo atacante brasileiro Pedro Ribeiro e por Darwin Cerén, antes de chegar a Kaká. O capitão dos Lions lançou Cyle Larin que marcou mais um golaço, dominando de perna direita e batendo de esquerda, por cima do goleiro Saunders, e botando no ângulo esquerdo. Foi o terceiro dele no jogo, o terceiro do Orlando City. Lions 3, NYCFC 4.
Cyle Larin é, agora, artilheiro dos Lions na temporada, ao lado de Kaká, com 9 gols. E o meia brasileiro soma 3 assistências.
No primeiro minuto dos acréscimos da etapa final, Kaká quase empatou a partida, acertando a trave esquerda em cobrança de falta. No contra-ataque, o NYCFC aproveitou que todos os zagueiros do Orlando City estavam na área adversária. Na velocidade do meia Mix Diskerud, David Villa e Poku, que trocaram passes diante de Corey Ashe, que sozinho, não foi capaz de evitar o gol de Diskerud, o quinto gol do NYCFC no jogo. E a partida terminou em 5 a 3 para o time de Nova York.

O Orlando City e NYCFC agora têm os mesmos 24 pontos em 21 partidas. O time de Nova York é o sétimo colocado, por ter marcado 3 gols a mais do que os Lions na temporada. O Orlando City é o oitavo.

O Orlando City retorna ao estádio Orlando Citrus Bowl no sábado, dia primeiro de agosto, quando enfrenta o Columbus Crew SC a partir das 19h30 no horário local.

Game Notes: Orlando City Falls to New York City FC 5-3 at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium – New York, New York

Despite a hat-trick from rookie forward Cyle Larin, Orlando City SC (6-9-6, 24 points) fell to New York City FC (6-9-6, 24 points) 5-3 in a highly entertaining game that included eight goals before 32,041 fans at Yankee Stadium.

The match marked the first time in MLS history that three FIFA World Cup winners played in the same game, as Italian great Andrea Pirlo made his league debut.

Led by assistant coach Mark Watson, who was at the helm due to Adrian Heath’s suspension, Orlando City opened the game with a 3-4-3 formation, employing three center-backs to provide coverage for Spanish National Team’s all-time leading scorer, David Villa.

For the majority of the first half, Orlando’s defense managed to keep Villa relatively quiet, however the forward was able to jump on the scoresheet in the final minute of the half, scoring a quality finish just inside the box.

Larin matched Villa’s effort with a goal very similar to the Spaniard’s, battling one-on-one with Jefferson Mena before calmly tucking the ball away at the near-post. With a New York goal from Javier Calle and the introduction of Pirlo five minutes later, an uphill battle seemed to be on the horizon for Orlando, however, Larin continued to guide City back into the game, slotting away Rivas’ ball into the box in the 61st minute.

The end-to-end action continued in the 66th minute when Villa and McNamara scored two goals in a four-minute span. Nevertheless, Larin reduced the deficit in the 84th minute, blasting a big time strike into the top corner for his first professional hat-trick, leaving goalkeeper Josh Saunders standing still.

In the final minute of the game, Kaka almost recreated his free-kick magic from the first meeting between both teams on March 8, hitting a set-piece from outside the box that rattled off the post. With Orlando pushing numerous players forward to search for the equalizer, New York ventured on the counter with Mix Diskerud scoring the final goal for the home side.

“It’s obviously disappointing. We had a chance to make it 4-4 in the 93rd minute. So to come off losing the game 5-3 is disappointing,” said Watson. “Defensively, we weren’t quite good enough, conceding five goals, but I think the fight back on a couple of occasions was good from our guys, and that’s what we’ll take out of the game.”

First Half:

12’ Orlando’s first real threatening chance occurred when Cyle Larin broke free toward goal, batting with one-on-one Andrew Jacobson before tucking the ball into the back of the net. However,  the rookie was called for a foul, disallowing an early goal for the Lions.

14’ NYCFC head coach Jason Kreis was forced to use his first substitution of the game when defender Chris Wingert down with a hamstring injury, bringing on Jefferson Mena.

20’ Orlando had a prime goal-scoring opportunity when Kaka’s free-kick found both Cyle Larin and Sean St. Ledger unmarked on the back-post, but neither player was able to connect with the Brazilian’s set-piece.

30’ An errant back-pass to Tally Hall fifteen minutes before halftime nearly proved costly for Orlando when the goalkeeper’s clearance was blocked Javier Calle, skipping just past the target.

34’ City continued knocking on the door in the 34th minute after crafty play from Kaka in the final third, finding Rivas deep in NYCFC’s box. The Colombian fired an effort across the six but pulled it wide of the far post.

38’ With both teams finding their rhythm in the game, Angelino responded for New York when he ran on to a clipped ball in the box, firing wide of the frame.

44’ One minute before the end of the first half, a moment of brilliance from David Villa, who was held relatively quiet by the City defense in the opening 45, produced the game’s opening goal when he clinically tucked the ball into the back of net.

Second Half:

50’ Cyle Larin matched Villa’s near-post finish with a spectacular goal to open the second half strongly for Orlando City. Similar to the spaniard, Larin battled one-on-one with Mena before blasting a low, left-footed, effort into the back of the net.

53’ However, New York responded quickly, scoring three minutes later when Thomas McNamara found Javier Calle on the back-post for a tap-in.

55’ Shortly afterward, Kreis introduced Italian legend Andrea Pirlo for his first-ever MLS match, marking the first time in league history that three World Cup winners have been on the field at the same time.

61’ The exciting back and forth affair continued in the 61st minute when rookie Cyle Larin scored a comfortable finish for his second goal of the game. The play started with Darwin Ceren’s probing ball to find Rivas surging in behind. The speedy Colombian played the ball across the box to Larin who snuck it past Saunders.

63’ With the game starting to open up, Rivas broke free for another breakaway chance, opting to fire at the target but his low effort went wide of the far post.

66’ Villa secured his brace in the 66th minute after receiving Poku’s pass, hitting an effort that was deflected off the City defense and into the back of the net.

70’ New York City capitalized in a breakdown in the Lions’ defense when Poku set McNamara up for their fourth goal of the game.

74’ Mark Watson introduced veteran striker Martin Paterson for Eric Avila, as the Lions fought to battle their way back into the game.

75’ Servando Carrasco came close to providing the spark for City after receiving Kaka’s through-ball, forcing Josh Saunders to make a very difficult save at the near-post. Cyle Larin’s header on the ensuing corner-kick was cleared off the line by the NYCFC defense.

84’ Larin continued to will Orlando with every effort, blasting a superb strike into the top corner, capably beating Saunders who was left standing still to record his first professional hat-trick.

88’ Sean St. Ledger was nearly the hero for the City faithful when his diving header came close to finding the back of the net.

90’ The referee added four minutes of stoppage time, providing Orlando with hope of getting an equalizer.

92’ Kaka almost recreated his free-kick magic in stoppage time from the first meeting between both teams, hitting a set-piece from outside the box that rattled off the post. With Orlando committing numerous players forward to search for the equalizer, New York ventured on the counter with Mix Diskerud scoring the final goal for the home side.

Team                    1    2    Final

New York City FC        1    4    5
Orlando City SC         0    3    3

New York City FC 5×3 Orlando City
Estádio: Yankee Stadium
Local: Nova York, NY, EUA
Público: 32.041
Gols:
NYC: David Villa (Angelino) 44’
ORL: Cyle Larin (Servando Carrasco) 50’
NYC: Javier Calle (Thomas McNamara) 53’
ORL: Cyle Larin (Carlos Rivas) 61’
NYC: David Villa (Poku ) 66’
NYC: Thomas McNamara (Poku) 70’
ORL: Cyle Larin (Kaka) 84’
NYC: Mix Diskerud (Poku) 93’
Cartões:
NYC: Mehdi Ballouchy (Yellow Card) 19’
NYC: Andrew Jacobson (Yellow Card) 57’
ORL: Carlos Rivas (Yellow Card) 81’
NYC: Andrea Pirlo (Yellow Card) 84’
ORL: Seb Hines (Yellow Card) 89’
Escalações
New York City FC  – Saunders, Iraola, Facey, Wingert e Angelino; Ballouchy, Jacobson, Javier Calle, Poku, McNamara; David Villa
Técnico: Jason Kreis
Orlando City SC – Tally Hall; Sean St. Ledger, Seb Hines e Collin; Eric Avila, Carrasco, Darwin Cerén e Corey Ashe; Kaká, Cyle Larin e Carlos Rivas
Técnico: Mark Watson (no campo); Adrian Heath suspenso
Estatísticas
Chutes a gol:
ORL: 11
NYC: 11
Escanteios:
ORL: 3
NYC: 2
Impedimentos:
ORL: 4
NYC: 4
Faltas:
ORL: 16
NYC: 15
Defesas:
ORL: 1
NYC 1
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