The hero was Jonathan Lewis, a player largely
overlooked by Torrent's predecessor, Patrick Vieira, in 2018.
The former U.S. U-20 came off the bench for the third straight game since Torrent took over and stole the ball from Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams to set up Maxi Moralez for the winner.
The game was the third for Torrent in charge of NYCFC and Armas' first since he replaced Jesse
“The last 20 minutes we were in trouble," said Torrent. "I decided to play 4-4-2 with a fast player like Jonathan. I’m very proud of our players. It was not easy to play in this intensity and they played with soul. The most important thing, I say many times, you have to play with passion in derbies especially."