New York City FC at New England: Spotlight on Andrew Jacobson

Andrew Jacobson vs. Toronto FC

Andrew Jacobson does a lot of the things necessary for New York City FC to function.

The defensive midfielder had another quality game in the middle of the park as the Club dropped a 1-0 decision at New England on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Jacobson gained possession a team-high 11 times and was in the top five on the team in passes, touches, duels and aerial duels.

The 29-year-old former FC Dallas player had 46 passes (second on the team), including a team-leading 31 in the Revolution half.

Jacobson has started 18 matches this season and logged 1,548 minutes on the field.

Here is the story of his day against New England in statistics, quotes and more:

By the Numbers

  • Second-most passes on team (46), including a team-leading 31 in the opposing half
  • Gained possession a team-high 11 times
  • Had 59 touches
  • Won a team-high six aerial duels
  • One tackle, two interceptions and three clearances

Jacobson said:

"It’s tough down a man, but when you're down 1-0 you have to take some chances, but you also have to get back and help the defense. I tried to start deep and work off Poku and find some holes to get forward."

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