MLS Focus: Lewis steals show in Hudson River Derby

The second Hudson River Derby of the 2018 MLS season featured new coaches on both sidelines, and Domenec Torrent got the better of Chris Armas as New York City FC edged the New York Red Bulls, 1-0.

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 Marsch.

“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."

2 comments about "MLS Focus: Lewis steals show in Hudson River Derby".
  1. beautiful game, July 9, 2018 at 4:33 p.m.

    Yankee stadium pitch is not suited for soccer. Too narrow and not long enough. The derby was a typical low soccer IQ performance. As usual, the TV telecast is full of camera mobility that it's hard to get a rhythm of the game. 

  2. George Varsa, July 9, 2018 at 9:57 p.m.

    this game was played like highschool soccer in a small stadium field .   NYCFC games should be played 9-aside then we might see some wing play as opposed to 4-5 players usually trying to kick the ball and usually to the opponent, booooring'

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