MLS Saturday in brief: NYCFC douses Fire streak

The Chicago Fire's 11-match unbeaten streak, dating back to April, ended when it fell, 2-1, at New York City FC despite playing the last 78 minutes with a man advantage.

Second-half goals from David Villa (set up by Jonathan Lewis in his first MLS start) and Frederic Brillant three minutes apart staked NYCFC to a lead early in the second half. Venezuelan youth star Yangel Herrera had been red carded in the 12th minute.

July 22 in Bronx, N.Y.
NYCFC 2 Chicago 1.
NYC:
David Villa (Jonathan Lewis) 47
NYC: Frederic Brillant 50
CHI: David Accam 54
NYCFC -- Johnson, White, Brilliant, Callens, Sweat (Lopez 37), Ring, Moralez, Herrera, Harrison, Lewis (Okoli 72), Villa (Awuah 90+2).
Chicago -- Lampson, Polster (Mihailovic 54), Kappelhof, Meira, Harrington, Juninho, Schweinsteiger, Solignac (Accam 46), de Leeuw (Johnson 69), Alvarez, Nikolic.
Red Card: NYCFC -- Herrera 12.
Att.: 26,025.


Also ...

-- FC Dallas regained the Western Conference lead with a 2-1 win at Montreal.
-- Columbus moved into the top six in Eastern Conference with a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.
-- Both the D.C. United and LA Galaxy lost their fifth straight games.

MLS STREAKS:
UNBEATEN
7 Sporting KC (2 wins, 5 ties)
5 FC Dallas (3 wins, 2 ties)

WINLESS
6 Portland (3 losses, 3 ties)
5 Orlando City (2 losses, 3 ties)
5 D.C. United (5 losses)
5 LA Galaxy (5 losses)
5 Minnesota United (3 losses, 2 ties)

MLS RESULTS, WEEK 20:
Friday, July 21
Orlando City 0 Atlanta United 1
Saturday, July 22
New York City 2 Chicago 1
Minn. United 0 NY Red Bulls 3
D.C. United 1 Houston 3
Toronto FC 1 Colorado 1
Columbus 1 Philadelphia 0
New England 4 LA Galaxy 3
Montreal 1 FC Dallas 2
Real Salt Lake 1 Sporting KC 1

MLS SCHEDULE, WEEK 20:
Sunday, July 23
Vancouver vs. Portland 6:30 pm FS1
Seattle vs. San Jose, 10:30 pm

MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
40 Toronto FC 11-3-7 37/22
38 Chicago 11-4-5 38/21
37 NYCFC 11-6-4 40/27
33 Atlanta United 10-7-3 40/27
32 NY Red Bulls 10-8-2 28/26
31 Columbus 10-10-1 31/32
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29 Orlando City 8-8-5 22/30
24 Montreal 6-7-6 30/32
23 Philadelphia 6-9-5 26/24
23 New England 6-9-5 33/34
18 D.C. United 5-13-3 18/38
Western Conference
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
34 FC Dallas 9-3-7 32/19
33 Sporting KC 8-4-9 25/15
32 Houston 9-7-5 37/30
27 Vancouver 8-7-3 25/27
27 Portland 7-8-6 35/35
27 Seattle 7-7-6 29/31
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26 San Jose 7-8-5 23/31
24 Real Salt Lake 7-13-2 28/42
22 LA Galaxy 6-10-4 31/37
20 Colorado 6-11-2 20/28
19 Minn. United 5-12-4 25/45

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1 comment about "MLS Saturday in brief: NYCFC douses Fire streak".
  1. Nick Daverese, July 23, 2017 at 9:34 p.m.

    Was The Hungarian from the fire playing in that game?

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