|NYCFC celebrates a goal on Sunday. @NYCFC.
This weekend, the MLS locals were on the road again, with New York City Football Club earning their first win of the season, 2-0, over D.C. United on Sunday afternoon, while the Red Bulls fell to New England 1-0 on Saturday.
NYCFC moves up to ninth in the Eastern Conference, as they improve to 1-5-1 with 8 points. The Red Bulls are in 11th with a record of 1-2-4, 5 points.
NYCFC 2, DC United 0 (Sunday):
NYCFC got on the board in the 35th minute when Alexandru Mitriță scored on a feed from Héber and Maxi Moralez.
In the 56th, Héber got a goal of his own after he received a long volley from Ronald Matarrita to make it 2-0.
NYCFC Head Coach Domènec Torrent said of the result, "Today, [we] deserved to win this game because I know how hard they work every single day at our facility.”
Torrent said of Héber, who had a goal and an assist, “I am sure we signed the right player. If you want to play him in the spaces, it’s good news for New York City. I am very happy for him because he’s a good player and he’s a good guy.”
On having the confidence of his players, Torrent said, “I am sure I have the confidence of my players because every day they show me how hard they train and how much confidence in my staff they have.”
NYCFC returns home for a two-game homestand at Yankee Stadium, as they host Chicago at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Orlando City on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
New England 1, Red Bulls 0 (Saturday):
The lone goal of the evening came in the 73rd minute, with New England substitute Cristian Penilla beating Luis Robles with a low shot.
Red Bulls homegrown player Omir Fernandez returned to the gameday roster and appeared as a substitute after missing time due to injury.
The Red Bulls are now 1-2-4 in MLS play and 3-6-2 across all competitions in 2019, when the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is included.
Results have historically been hard to come by for New York in New England. The club is now 6-23-7 all-time at the Revolution.
The Red Bulls return home next weekend to host expansion side FC Cincinnati for Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, April 27. Kickoff is set for 7 p..m.