New York City FC won its first-ever title. In the dramatic final of the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers, the fourth round crowned itself the champion after furious playoffs.
New York City FC celebrated the opening goal – while Medina played on the ground.
He was already the second division champion in Germany, and now Alfredo Morales has also won the title in the first division: the former Herthan, Ingolstadt and Dusseldorf player celebrated the MLS championship with the New York City club on Saturday afternoon (local time).
The young franchise of “City Football Group”, which also belongs to Manchester City, won 4-2 on penalties in a dramatic final in Portland Timbers. Amid the torrential rain, New York striker Castellanos took a free kick shortly before the break with the help of goalkeeper Clark (41), followed by a scandal: while celebrating the goal on the sideline, his teammate Medina was hit in the head by a can of drinks, but she was able to continue in Playing after prolonged treatment.
The Timbers, who won the title in 2015, came only on the last leg of normal time and actually tied when the guests thought they had hit the target: Mora hit a rebound seconds before injury time ended (90.+4) and Providence Park literally exploded. . Even in extra time, the homeowners kept the trigger against a shocked opponent, but he missed another target.
New York goalkeeper FC Johnson saves his first two penalties
On penalties, New York goalkeeper Johnson saved his first two attempts, thus laying the foundation for the first title in the club’s short history. The fact that Morales missed too was of no consequence. While the Timbers lost a final like 2018, the NYCFC capped their solid run in the playoffs.
In fourth place in the Eastern Conference, Morales & Co. eliminated main undisputed tour champion New England Revolution (5:3 IE) and second Philadelphia Union (2:1) after tying fifth at Atlanta United (2:0). Portland completed the main round of the Western Conference in fifth place.
Goals and cards
0: 1Castellanos (41 inch)
1: 1Must (90′)
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