New York City FC's franchise-best, seven-match unbeaten streak is a thing of the past after a 3-0 loss to the Portland Timbers last Sunday.
Now, according to New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira, is the time to learn something about his team, which plays host to undefeated FC Dallas on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
"It's a big challenge and we are really excited because it's going to be another test for us, how can we bounce back from a defeat against Portland," Vieira said. "One way or another, I will learn a lot about my team and about my players."
The response since Vieira became coach has been excellent, with NYCFC not suffering consecutive losses since dropping back-to-back road games to Columbus Crew SC and Philadelphia Union in April 2016.
But this is, in large part, a different team with 12 new players signed in the offseason.
"Maybe we didn't get the result we wanted in Portland, but being able to just reset mentally and physically and come back with the same mentality that we have for the most part this season is what defines us as a group," goalkeeper Sean Johnson said. >> Read more
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