Sean Okoli scored from outside the area in the 83rd minute and John Stertzer equalized from close range in stoppage time as New York City tied Ecuador's Emelec,
2-2, before more than 36,000 fans in the re-opening of the Estadio Banco del Pacifico Capwell in Guayaquil.
One of the bright spots for NYCFC was the play of 16-year-old James
Sands, who starts for the U.S. U-17 national team at center back but started in midfield.
Week 3, Results: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Friendlies: D.C. United 3 Jonkopings Sodra IF (Sweden) 2 Emelec (Ecuador) 2 New York City 2 Lanus (Argentina) 1 FC Dallas 0 Ventura County Fusion 1
Colorado Rapids 6
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Friendlies: LA Galaxy 1 Tijuana (Mexico) 1 New England Revolution 2 Sporting KC 1 Rio Grande Valley FC 0 Houston Dynamo 3 San Jose Earthquakes 1 Seattle Sounders 0
Week 3, Schedule: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Portland Tournament: Minn. United
vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (8 pm) Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake (10:30 pm) Friendlies: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia
Union in Bradenton, Fla. River Plate (Argentina) vs. FC Dallas
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Friendly: San Lorenzo (Argentina) vs. FC Dallas
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Friendlies: FC Chattanooga vs. Atlanta United (3 pm) LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes in Las Vegas, Nev. (10 pm) Orlando City vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (11
am) Racing Club (Argentina) vs. FC Dallas
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Portland Tournament: Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (5:30 pm) Portland Timbers vs. Minn. United (8 pm) Friendlies: River Plate Reserves (Argentina) vs. FC Dallas All times ET.