Match Recap | Chicago FC United 2-4 New York City FC II 


Chicago FC United Goals: Poreba 57' (PK), Baiera 59' (OG)

New York City Football Club Goals: Calheira 7', Arroyave 18', Baiera 21, Jiménez 72'

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New York City FC II recorded an emphatic 4-2 victory against Chicago FC United on Monday afternoon. Taylor Calheira opened the scoring for City in the 7th minute, with Jacob Arroyave and Drew Baiera extending City's lead going into halftime. Chicago were able to reduce City's advantage through a David Poreba penalty and an own goal before Jonathan Jiménez added a fourth for City in spectacular style.

Match Recap

New York City FC were out in the Windy City on Monday to take on Chicago FC United.

City came into the contest looking for a league win after tying 0-0 with Atlanta United 2 in their last league fixture.

Head Coach Matt Pilkington made five changes to the team that took on Atlanta with Klevis Haxhari, Stevo Bednarsky, Jake Rozhansky, Ronald Arévalo, and Jacob Arroyave all coming into the team.

City made a bright start to the contest and found themselves ahead after just seven minutes. The move was started by a brilliant curled pass down the line by Chris Tiao that found Taylor Calheira in space.

The forward took the ball under his control and then drove toward Chicago’s goal before firing a shot high past Spencer Richey at his near post.

One became two eleven minutes later after intelligent play by Arroyave. The midfielder picked up the ball inside the Chicago half and quickly passed it out wide to Arévalo.

He then opted to make an overlapping run and after receiving the ball back from Arévalo he fired it high into the net from a narrow angle.

Pilkington’s side were showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas and that saw them score a third goal of the afternoon in the 21st minute.

A wonderful solo goal by Drew Baiera, the strike was his first as a professional and saw him run from inside his own half before driving toward Chicago’s goal and shooting across the goalkeeper and into the net.

The match was temporarily halted due to a weather delay with City closing out the half three goals up after play was resumed.

Pilkington started the second half by making a change to his side with Jonathan Shore replacing Bednarsky.

Chicago started the second period determined to find a route back into the contest and they did so from the penalty spot in the 57th minute – David Poreba the man converting from twelve yards out.

The hosts found the net again two-minutes later after a shot from distance took an unfortunate deflection off Baiera and spun into the net.

In the wake of Chicago's second goal Pilkington opted to make a triple substitution with Arévalo, Rozhansky, and Haxhari replaced by Máximo Carrizo, Alexander Hauschild, and Piero Elias.

City would re-establish their two-goal advantage in the 72nd minute through Jonathan Jiménez. The striker was found in space by goalkeeper Alex Rando’s long pass, and after driving inside from the left-hand side he unleashed a ferocious drive into the top corner of the goal.

The forward would go close to a second goal before the game was over, with a similar situation allowing him to fire off a venomous strike that Richey did well to parry away from danger.

In the end Jiménez’s wonderful strike would be the last goal of the afternoon and confirmed a 4-2 road win for City.

How We Lined Up


What's Next

Next up for New York City FC II is a meeting with Toronto FC II on Friday, May 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15PM ET at the York Lions Stadium.

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